This year, I decided to do a project 365. Yes, i will take at least one picture every day this year. I tried completing this project in 2010 and in 2011 to no avail. I was pretty disappointed. But I told myself that I just wasn’t ready for it, for whatever reason.
This year, I’m very optimistic about it, though. Fuel was added to my photography fire this past year . And a few of my shutter sisters completed their own 365s (rockstars!). But the following video is my true muse for this project:
These are my Instagram photos from 2011. A fellow photog posted a video of her Instagram shots on Facebook and I immediately went to make my own. Watching this video, of MY life, was nothing short of amazing. All of the images that I felt “meh” about were transformed into something magical because they were just one piece of the puzzle. When put together, all the pieces told a story…MY story. My family watched it and loved it. In fact, they’ve asked me to play it for them multiple times. Seeing the joy on their faces as they watched the video had a profound impact on me.
My belief that photography is an essential part of my life has been strengthened. My reason for taking part in a 365 is now clear. I can’t wait until January 1, 2013 when I get to make a video of my 2012. It’s gonna be awesome!!