365 Project

April 8, 2013 Update:
I decided to continue with my 365 Project for a second year but, I removed the limitation of only posting photos using a specific camera or lens.   There’s been a lot more freedom with this year’s 365 Project, especially being able to post pics from my iPhone using the WordPress app.  My latest shutterbug acquisition has been a Nikon D7000 and 85mm/1.4 prime lens.  Actually, it was a very generous christmas present from my hubby. 🙂 I’m still learning how to use both the D7000 and 85mm lens and probably the DISADVANTAGE of this year’s 365 Project is that I find myself posting pics from my iPhone A LOT, and I’m not practicing with my new gear.  I’ll get there though. I have to admit though, that the other challenge of last year’s 365 project was posting pics SOOC (straight out of the camera.)  I think that actually improved my photography skills A LOT!  But, so many times I wanted to bump up my photos so having the freedom to post-process has been fun too.  I’m going to play around with that though.  Another unexpected skill I’ve gained is just blogging, in general.  Also, I’ve become pretty proficient at using WordPress.  Back to photography… I still believe that getting great pics right, straight out of the camera, is an effective way to get to know your camera, glass, and improve shutterbug skills.  I’m so glad I made that part of my 365 Project challenge last year, since that was probably the most effective teaching aspect of  last year’s project.   Well, thanks for stopping by and watching me evolve and grow on my shutterbug  journey!
January 2012:
Because I was frustrated with spending way more time post-processing my photos, compared to my time spent taking photos, I decided to dedicate my 365 photo project to untouched, straight out of the camera captures. I also specifically chose to use only my 50mm lens to help me appreciate the photos I can get from the ONE fixed, prime lens I own, instead of constantly having lens-envy. I want to improve my photog skills using this lens and, in theory, maybe this will curb my appetite for that 35mm or 24mm lens that makes me drool!

Here’s a link to my posts tagged with 365 Project. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

What day of the year is it anyway?
Because I often lose track of the actual number day of the year (eg. today, April 8 is the 98th day of the year), I refer to this page with the Julian date calendar.  And, here’s the chart from that page in case you’re lost and need to figure out what day you’re on for your own 365 project!

Day JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Day
1 001 032 060 091 121 152 182 213 244 274 305 335 1
2 002 033 061 092 122 153 183 214 245 275 306 336 2
3 003 034 062 093 123 154 184 215 246 276 307 337 3
4 004 035 063 094 124 155 185 216 247 277 308 338 4
5 005 036 064 095 125 156 186 217 248 278 309 339 5
6 006 037 065 096 126 157 187 218 249 279 310 340 6
7 007 038 066 097 127 158 188 219 250 280 311 341 7
8 008 039 067 098 128 159 189 220 251 281 312 342 8
9 009 040 068 099 129 160 190 221 252 282 313 343 9
10 010 041 069 100 130 161 191 222 253 283 314 344 10
11 011 042 070 101 131 162 192 223 254 284 315 345 11
12 012 043 071 102 132 163 193 224 255 285 316 346 12
13 013 044 072 103 133 164 194 225 256 286 317 347 13
14 014 045 073 104 134 165 195 226 257 287 318 348 14
15 015 046 074 105 135 166 196 227 258 288 319 349 15
16 016 047 075 106 136 167 197 228 259 289 320 350 16
17 017 048 076 107 137 168 198 229 260 290 321 351 17
18 018 049 077 108 138 169 199 230 261 291 322 352 18
19 019 050 078 109 139 170 200 231 262 292 323 353 19
20 020 051 079 110 140 171 201 232 263 293 324 354 20
21 021 052 080 111 141 172 202 233 264 294 325 355 21
22 022 053 081 112 142 173 203 234 265 295 326 356 22
23 023 054 082 113 143 174 204 235 266 296 327 357 23
24 024 055 083 114 144 175 205 236 267 297 328 358 24
25 025 056 084 115 145 176 206 237 268 298 329 359 25
26 026 057 085 116 146 177 207 238 269 299 330 360 26
27 027 058 086 117 147 178 208 239 270 300 331 361 27
28 028 059 087 118 148 179 209 240 271 301 332 362 28
29 029 088 119 149 180 210 241 272 302 333 363 29
30 030 089 120 150 181 211 242 273 303 334 364 30
31 031 090 151 212 243 304 365 31
Day JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC DAY
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6 comments on “365 Project

  1. Steve (SLHPHOTO1 at Photobucket) says:

    Today I saw your photos for the first time … Bravo! They’re beautiful and you show a great sensitivity in your style. I really enjoyed looking at your images.

    I have been using a D70 for years and just ordered a “refurbished” D5000 and am looking forward to the “upgrade”. You blog is inspirational ,.. hopefully I’ll find some time for more “creative” photographic pursuits. I shoot mainly birds, wildlife, scenics and boats!

    Lenswise, if you are thinking of a long zoom, go for the Nikkor 70-300 ED IF. It’s definitely superior (and twice $$$) to the cheaper 55-300. I have them both.

    Keep going with the project, you’re doing great!

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  2. silentwonderland says:

    Hey! I don’t know what you think about awards, but I received the Sunshine award and I nominated you, I hope you accept it and share it with other bloggers http://silentwonderland.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/sunshine-award-thanks-to-chourouk-dreams/, I like your blog and your posts enlighten my day

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  3. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com says:

    Hello Amelia, love the passion you have in photography ! Have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, you can see the details here ! http://alwaystravelicious.com/2013/07/13/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Cheers KJ

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