Friday, July 18, 2014

Nineteen: Week 5


I'm documenting being 19 years old with a 365 photo project--one photo for everyday of my twentieth year. Click here to find out more.

Day 28
July 11, 2014


Day 29
July 12, 2014


Day 30
July 13, 2014


Day 31
July 14, 2014


Day 32
July 15, 2014


Day 33
July 16, 2014


Day 34
July 17, 2014


I missed half of this week's photos and had to make up for them on the last day of the week (I think that's my new flexible rule).

I'm worried this 365 is going to bum me out eventually. I like the idea of pushing myself to shoot everyday and finding time because I'm a dedicated and passionate photographer and it makes me feel validated, but I'm thinking it might be healthier to let inspiration crash into me whenever it pleases, rather than speeding around throwing myself at sparks. I don't want to burn out for sparks, I want to burn in a wildfire.

I'll keep it up and see how it goes.

11 comments:

  1. This is what I found, too, when I did photo 365. I had to shove some of the pictures out. That said, though, in the end I found it somewhat rewarding (after a break)-- and now, looking back on those photos, I see many treasures I couldn't even see then. If you think you are more suited for a different route, bend the rules :) Perhaps you'll take 365 photos this year, but they won't be daily ;) Ideas are not always good in practice but with a little flexibility, you can always find a way to make it work for you!

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    1. Agreed! Everyone does their 365s a little differently. The main (and original) purpose is just to improve as a photographer/document a year in your life, so I think as long as the photographer thinks they're fulfilling those ideas one way or another, there's no "wrong" way to do it.

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  2. I tried to do a 365 a few years ago and I gave up after a couple months. Not only was it lots of pressure, but it just bummed me out to see how boring my life was at the time! I love your photos, though--if this is the product of your 365, you are doing a million times better than I was!

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    1. Oh no, that would be a devastating outcome of a 365! I like to look at situations like that as motivation to try to make things what I want them to be. :)

      Anywho, thank you so much for the compliment, it means a ton!

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  3. I think giving yourself a looser timeline to allow inspiration to strike is completely fair. Burning out is a legitimate concern. When I did my 365 days of mail art project, I would allow myself to make a ton of pieces on one day that I felt inspired, and those would count for future days (or make up for days where I skipped). You are doing a great job, and I agree with Michelle. As long as you get 365 pictures in within this year, you'll have done it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary, sometimes I need to hear it from other people's brains instead of my own! ♥

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  4. That butterfly image is just spectacular, I love it!

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    1. Thank you! We'll never forget it. :)

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  5. I've always loved the idea of Project 365 but every time I've tried it on Jan 1, I've failed by like... Jan 4. Photos are not my strength! I did keep a daily happiness journal for a year straight though, so I guess that's just further proof that words are more my forte. Anyhow, I LOVE that photo from Day 31 of the butterflies.

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    1. That's true, too! People who have different passions should expressive themselves differently in their 365s. :)

      (Thank you so much! It was as incredible as you can imagine.)

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  6. it's amazing that you are doing the 365 photo challenge. and i love the photo with the bunny. we saw some near our house the other day :) they were they cutest.

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