Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Back to a new Start - Project 365 on the way

Hi guys, This topic will be a series of post, not sure how many parts yet.

In this post I will explain what is project 365 and what is my opinion on it.

ps. on the side note, If you choose to read the following, please comment, it helps me a lot through your feedbacks. The more feedback i get, the more notes i'll write for you guys.

  • Project 365:
Back in jan 1st 2004, a photographer started taking a photo each day for 365 days, and he realized it doesn't just help him to remember the year through his photos. It also helped him to understand what was important in his life. Telling a story through a photo he shot each day for a whole year has giving a rich visual history of his life.

  • Why do it?
Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!)

Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.

Taking a photo a day will make you a better photographer. Using your camera every day will help you learn its limits. You will get better at composing your shots, you’ll start to care about lighting, and you’ll become more creative with your photography when you’re forced to come up with something new every single day.

  • My thoughts
I have written a Note here saying i will post every day and i will do it in pictures. I didn't do what i said. It was hard to keep doing it. I heard about this 365 projects for more than 6 months now, and i never have the Balls to do it. I was afraid my shots are not good enough, worrying about tons of things. Just a few weeks ago, i realized i have been shooting picture every single days for months. I was surprised how many pictures i took. I even have a lot of picture i dont get to post up yet.

Over the years many photographer took on this challenge and created lots of amazing work. It's something every photographer knows about.

So thinking back and forth, I have more confident now to take on this Challenge!
I'm considering to start this soon to start a new year of 2010 365 project.

I believe this will help me mature as time past each day,
not just taking better pictures, but to be a better man.

Now, let me know what you think :)

Good luck to you,
Daniel Quoc Nguyen