365? 367?

May 31, 2012  •  1 Comment

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 99.  I always greet him at the door when he gets home from work.  This day I just told him to call me when he got home, I had everything all set up and captured our "welcome home."  He is truly wonderful and accommodating with all my picture taking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Chelsea(non-registered)
I love your pictures...they look so great! Impressive and classic :)
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