Last month I mentioned my desire to carry a camera with me everywhere. It was a thought that had been brewing for some time, after missing so many opportunities as I’d drive home late at night and see something odd I’d like to capture, or when I’d notice a beautiful image while walking to class. I have a large, semi-professional camera that I use for my serious photography, but that doesn’t work too well in day-to-day life. I also have an older, smaller point-and-shoot camera, but it’s still just a little too large to tuck into my pocket every day – as much as I love it. So, I decided to research and buy a small camera, and in doing so, I stumbled upon an idea for a new site project.
While looking at the specs on and suggestions of various tiny cameras, I had an idea – what if I took a picture every day? The idea was that since I’ll have this new camera with me everywhere I go I can capture a years worth of images – an interesting way to chronicle 2009 in some form. Of course, after a quick online search I realized I wasn’t the first to come up with this idea – but hey… it was still an original thought 😉 You can see the first online project I found HERE, though there are others. I really like how that guy set up his daily pictures (in calendar formation), but I have to be honest with myself – I know I won’t be able to maintain the consistency of updating every day. However, starting today I’m going to take one picture every day for exactly one year. I will upload the images into my gallery as often as I can, perhaps even daily, but what I WILL guarantee is that once a week (every Thursday), I’ll post a blog entry with the previous week’s photographs. Wait, why am I starting the project now and not on the first? I’m crazy, that’s why.
Actually, it’s because I JUST received my camera by UPS moments ago. I chose a camera that isn’t the tiniest one in the world, but it is lauded for its picture quality in comparison to other small cameras. Now that I have it in hand, it’s definitely small enough – fits very comfortably inside the front pocket of my jeans, and this is as tight a pair of pants as I wear. “Is that a camera in your pocket or are you just…” never mind 😉 Funding kept me from ordering the camera soon enough to have it by the new year, but that’s ok – 365 days is still 365 days, no matter when it is 🙂
I’m really excited to get this going. More than anything I’m just happy to finally have a camera with me all the time, but this should be an interesting project overall. This year is going to find me shooting Get Back, working at the ever colorful Blockbuster, taking a few classes on the beautiful Saddleback campus, and then mid-way through the year I’m going to start my foray into movie auditions and such. So, who knows what kind of pictures this project may capture by the end of it’s run!
Be sure to come back next Thursday for the first week!