Without question, a daily photo project is a commitment. One that I’ve avoided for quite some time. But from what I’ve heard (and seen), it can do wonders for improving your craft. So after (way too much) consideration, I finally decided to take the leap.
I’ve given some thought to the variations… A photo a week, a set of photos every month, a theme of some kind, a limit on which lens to use…. But I’ve basically decided that the rules are there are no rules. Because for me, this project is about discovery and practice and connecting with photography outside of client sessions. It’s about gut feel, not guidelines.
So my “un” rules for this daily photo project:
- photos do not have to be images of my own children, or even of human beings. (Although most probably will be of my sons.)
- they do not have to be processed like to my usual images
- they do not have to be good
- they do not have to be compostions, tones, moods or anything else according to what I think other people would like
- they do not have to be shared (to keep me from stressing about breaking rules 3 and 4)
- they do not have to follow any of my general rules of thumb
Here are a few of my first images. (July 1 ended up on another CF card that has yet to be uploaded. I don’t even remember what it was.)