When I first heard of the 365 photo project, which consists of taking a photo each day and posting it, I thought it was interesting. I enjoyed looking at the photos being shared on twitter and enjoyed perusing the 365 groups on flickr. As a mom with young children, there are many times I wished I had a camera ready to snap a cute moment. So in 2009 I gave the project a try ...and fizzled out.
But what I discovered from looking at my colleagues pictures on flickr is that I really enjoyed looking at how moments were captured; composition, lighting and expressions. I found myself continuing to keep a camera with me at all times and photographing moments and images I never had before. I decided to trade my point and shoot camera for a DSLR and a love affair with photography truly began. I couldn't wait to begin the next year with a new 365 project.
So here I am proudly sharing my first completed 365 project. You can look at them all individually here where I have written a little description for most of them, but what I really looked forward to doing was putting my completed project into a video like my friend Dean does. What I noticed while putting them together is that my photos really do tell the story of my year. They show my life as a mother, aunt, teacher, friend, reader, shopper, Floridian, Disney fan and most of all, photographer. I hope you enjoy watching. :)
Melanie's 365/2010 project from Melanie Holtsman on Vimeo.