Last May ('11) I turned 30 and decided to do a 365 day project. I figured take a picture of myself or something in my life every day for a year, no big deal right? Some days it was easy and I got everything right on the first try. Then there were some days I set it up and had to take a 20-30 pictures. I wasn't setting out to LOVE every one but to challenge myself to test lighting, times of day, different settings and stretch my creativity. As the days seemed to stretch on and I never seemed to get any closer February 29th came around...its a leap year...and it hit me 366 days this year! Since it was already stretching beyond I decided to finish up the last picture on my 31st Birthday.
What a year! Nothing crazy happened just life, but what an amazing one I have. My Mr. and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary in Victoria, Canada, My brother and sister in law had my nephew, my sister graduated with 2(!) Masters, My parents, siblings/families all celebrated Christmas together for the first time in 4 years, I marked off country 26 (I've been to), I got to meet and work with many wonderful people in Orlando & Central Florida, my business is growing and I LOVE what I do.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from my 367 project, to view them all go to http://rachelvphotography.com/365
Day 98. I had no idea how loud my camera would sound in the Library, I just found a random aisle with no one around, I only took two shoots because the timer was sooooo loud!
Day 183. We were in Canada celebrating our 1st anniversary and we took a tour of Butchart gardens. A remote for my camera has been a wonderful investment! I think one of the things I love about this picture is we are all bundled up, we dont get to do that very often in the Sunshine State.
Day 190. I was on my way to a photo shoot and had a little extra time. I was passing all these orange groves and had to stop and take a picture. I didn't have a tripod, so just set the camera on the ground.
Day 262. I love the lighting in the morning coming from my kitchen window, I was still in my pj's but had to take a picture. I love how my eye is peaking out at the top corner. Day 290. I would normally advice against taking an up the nose shot, but I wanted to capture the flowers on the tree. Spring is a fleeting thing in Central Florida (literally seems like only a few days) It was a rainy day, but love the mood it evokes.
Day 310. I had this picture in mind for a long time. I had picked up some color papers from the paint section at a Lowe's a while back and ended up using a single hole punch to make confetti with them. Once I had everything ready I knew I didn't want to have to pick all these up and try it over and over. So I set everything up, checked lighting and set the camera to take 10 shots in a row and prayed. It worked :) and I promptly vacuumed everything up, but I occasionally find a random piece.
These are just a few that I like/have a fond memory of. There are so many more! Which one is your favorite? Have you done a similar project?
Maybe Ill do another project like this in the future, but for now I'm taking a break.
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I love your pictures...they look so great! Impressive and classic :)
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