Project 365

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I have been inspired, and I am so excited to tell you about it.  I have always wanted to do a 365 day photo project, but I never found one I liked.  I also have come to know that I struggle taking photos everyday with my huge DSLR, because I don’t always have it  out or with me.  But I ALWAYS have my phone with me.  This is why I LOOOVE Instagram.  I can take photos with my non-smartphone {gasp} (I seriously think the thing has like a 1 MP camera, and that might be stretching it) and make them look really fun and artsy with Instagram and other photo apps.  Then I can share them with friends and family.

The other problem I mentioned was that I haven’t found a GOOD 365 project to get involved with.  A lot of them tell you to take pictures of specific things, and that would drive me crazy.  This is why I love the Projectlife 365 photo-a-day challenge.  The images included above were given direction like, “graceful” “view” “you today” and “still life.”  Not only do the daily prompts leave everything open for interpretation, but viewing other people’s images is fun too, because you are not looking at a photo of the same thing over and over again.  And let me tell you, there are some CREATIVE folks involved in this project.  I love browing through what other people capture.

So if you are looking for inspiration and love taking photos, I encourage you to join me.  This project has got me taking more pictures than ever.  And it’s so easy.  If you have any kind of computer and any kind of camera you can get involved with this.

I just share my photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #projectlife365 with the photos I post.  I also add the hashtag for the day’s post.  Today’s was #simplicity.  If you follow Projectlife365 on Instagram they offer weekly sheets for the project so you know what to take a photo of each day.  I take the photos on my phone and then send the photo in a text to my email.  All you have to do is type your email address where you would normally put a contact or phone number.  Takes 2 seconds.  Then later when I have some downtime, I open all the emails containing images from my iPod and save the images.  At that point I can open the image in Instagram or another photo editing app.  I really like the Picfx app.  It seems like a lot of work, but I have a lot of down time when I am rocking my son to sleep (he is stubborn.)  That is when I do a lot of my editing for this project.  No matter where I edit, I always upload my image onto Instagram.  That is the main site I share.  Plus if you have twitter, tumbler, etc., you can post to all those places at once through Instagram.

Of course if you have a smart phone it will all be less complicated for you, and you just need to have the Instagram app.  All your photos will always be in your camera roll.  Sometimes I take photos using my DSLR if I have the time to set up a shot. I also just email those to myself.  Three of the above pictures were taken with my DSLR, but I don’t think that is trend that I will be able to maintain. This project is so much fun though.  I think Projectlife 365  offer ssharing  on other sites too, like facebook, tumbler, etc.  Check out their site for more info and guides to help you get started www.projectlife365.com

Happy shooting.

P.S. I will be sharing my photos on a weekly basis here.  Most likely Mondays.

P.P.S. Since I will be sharing weekly, I will have seven photos each week.  No collage looks good with seven photos so I will use a collage of nine photos and supplement my 365 project with two other snapshots each week.

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