Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My goal for 2008 -a photo a day

Last year, for a few weeks I had a goal of taking a photo a day and posting it on Flickr. It didn't last long, but one of my favorite photos was taken out of desperation to get a photo for one of those days:

(click on the photo for a larger version and a description of what it is and how it was taken)

Now, I'm not usually one to make New Year's Resolutions, but I think that, starting today, I'll try my best to take a photo a day. To increase my chances of this lasting more than a few weeks, I'll add that only 1 a week has to be good enough to post to my Flickr account.

Having such a goal keeps you shooting (and therefore practicing) daily. It also helps you look for subjects that you may otherwise miss. And lastly, it helps me get over my habit of skipping photo opportunities if it means I have to break my routine by pulling the car over or even worse -having to turn around! ;-)

So, there you go. This is my public announcement of my goal -perhaps that'll help me stick to it as well. And for those of you who are reading this, I highly recommend setting a similar goal for yourself.


Anonymous said...

How are you doing with your "one photo a day" goal?? These days, I'm lucky to turn on the camera two times a week! More power to you, if you're getting to it every day!

Erica said...

So far so good for me. Some days are throw-away and I don't put much thought into those "pics", but most of the time I try and I think that only having to post one a week makes the project a bit more relaxed than photo a day / post every day.
...that's too hard.