Last year I was inspired by a few photographers who did the 365 project. The idea is that you are supposed to take a photo everyday of the year, totaling 365 pictures! If there is anyone out there who have been able to do a true 365 I would be impressed! It is a lot of work taking a photo everyday and many give up because days end up being missed. When I started, I learned that my expectations needed to be realistic. I was probably going to miss days and there may be times when all I had was my Galaxy S6. I definitely missed days but would make them up with photos from that same day or a favorite I took recently. Some photos I did not take but instead set up and instructed my husband or son on how to take them. Yes, I let my 5 year old son touch and handle my cameras! I really tried to not use my phone and I felt I did a very good job keeping phone photos at bay. One way I was able to achieve this was that I purchased a Fuji XT20 mirrorless camera that I take everywhere in my purse. I would say 70% of these photos are taken with my Fuji, 25% with my Nikon D750, and 5% with the Galaxy S6 smartphone. I hope you all enjoy looking through my photos! I have so many photos that I took of our family this year because of this project. It helped me grow as a documentary photographer and become comfortable and more familiar with my camera. If you are thinking of doing a 365 project or something similar, like 52, I HIGHLY encourage you to give it a go!
* PART II COMING SOON