Sunday, March 11, 2012

Project 365 :: Week 1

Day 1 - March 4, 2012
Day 1 :: March 4, 2012 :: My absolute most favourite photo I've ever taken that wasn't Munchkin related

Day 2 - March 5, 2012
Day 2 :: March 5, 2012

Day 3 - March 6, 2012
Day 3 :: March 6, 2012 :: I'm SO proud of the clarity of the entire photo

Day 4 - March 7, 2012
Day 4 :: March 7, 2012

Day 5 - March 8, 2012
Day 5 :: March 8, 2012 ::Not my best or my favourite photo in terms of composition.  I think it would have been better if the subjects were offset more to the side.  I did alter the photo for a vignette look.  This is the only photo this week that has been photo enhanced

Day 6 - March 9, 2012
Day 6 :: March 8, 2012 :: Knit Night, taken on the actual monochromatic setting and not photoshopped

Day 7 - March 10, 2012
Day 7 :: March 9, 2012 :: Probably the worst of my photos in term of clarity, but one that really challenged me.  I wanted an action shot and I actually had to fiddle with settings and Brett was a good sport and stood there flipping the veggies until I was somewhat satisfied (the veg: balsamic & fennel bloody good!).  I was also deceived.  On my camera screen the veggies looked in focus and like it was a really good shot, but once uploaded onto the computer I realized that it was a mess!

My first week of Project 365.  Done!  And what great fun it was!  I did struggle one day in the creativity area (or should I say the lack of) and making myself get out the camera and shoot some photos (hence the boot photo).  I'm sure this challenge will happen a few times within the next 358 days.  This week's goal was to just take a ton of photos and see what I get, and try not to photo enhance them in any way (although, the boots needed a little oomph to help it out).  

Also this week: lenses.  From the looks of it, I like to take photos in macro and think I should look into a macro lens for my camera.  I know it'll take me forever to actually purchase one, since they don't come cheap.  At all.  I've also been dreaming about a Holga lens.  I've always wanted a Holga camera but could never bring myself to actually buying one.  Other cameras that I've always had my eyes on: Diana and Instax.  Ooohhh...I'm drooling at the mere thought of them!  Random factoid about li'l ol' me that you might not know: I once worked as a photo lab technician.  Working and processing photos in one of the main photo labs in my hometown, I knew more about my little town than I wanted to know.  But since having that job, I now can't get photos printed or developed without turning the photo over to see what, if any, colour corrections were made.  If I were to purchase any of these cameras I'd be worried that the technician wouldn't know that the odd colour irregularities is the way the photos are suppose to look.  I guess I could always ask for no corrections.

Anyhoo, today's a gorgeous day and so I'm going to grab my camera, gather up the family, and head outside and enjoy the day!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope the time change wasn't a huge deal!  ♥


  1. Oh these are lovely! I really like that first one.
    I guess if you run out of ideas you could do 'theme' weeks like colours/textures or portraits. I don't think I could stick one of these out though so good luck with it!

    1. Thank you!! :)

      I thought about doing a theme for a week, but not sure if I would remember what I was doing halfway through the week. :/ But I do plan on trying out portraits and colours. Especially the colours...I don't know if it's the camera or me (most likely it's the latter) that just can't get certain colours right!

  2. I love your photos! I love the boot one. What a gorgeous collection of boots. My camera always seems to make photos look clearer on the screen. I am still learning how to use it cause I went from an olympus to a nikon. I need to get out there and get some more practice in.

    1. Thanks Kat!! :)

      I've always used Canon, but am also thinking of maybe saving up for a Nikon. I heard Nikon is great for still-photography. I went from a regular, simple point and shoot camera to the DSLR, so I have NO idea what I'm doing. I'm one of those people that learn from just doing. I think I should still read the camera manual though! ;)

  3. i don't care what you and your modest self have to say. your photos are awesome. you've obviously put a lot of thought in them and it shows. makes me wish it was sunday already!

    1. Thanks Liisa!! :D

      I'll admit that I'm my worst critic. So thanks for the confidence boost! :)


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