I managed to stick the course and completed my Project 365 last year. While taking a photo every day sometimes seemed like a chore, I took some photos that I really love over the course of the year. Photos that I never would have taken had I not had to find something to photograph every day.
Since finishing Project 365 however I’ve found myself hardly taking any photos. Doing a bit of self-analysis, one reason is that with Project 365 I had to take a photo, it didn’t have to be a good photo, I just had to take one. I could upload it to Flickr and if it was rubbish I had the excuse of Project 365 – any photo better than none! Over the course of the year I did become better at photography, and also in looking at photos and being aware of what a “good photograph” was. A year ago if a photo was in focus and vaguely the correct exposure I was pleased with it, now I delete photos that are easily as good as some of those early ones.
So I need a new project, something that makes me take photos and gives me an excuse to not worry about dodgy ones. Perhaps to learn about some specific area of photography, with the weather in the UK recently it had probably better be an indoor project, or one that involves dirty great clouds and drizzly rain! One of the nice things about Project 365 was the Flickr community surrounding it and everyone commenting on each others photos, so something that has a bunch of people doing it would be great – any suggestions?