Monday, March 4, 2013

Project 365 :: Week 52 :: Final Week

Day 358 - February 24, 2013
Day 358 :: February 24, 2013
Pre-rolling up of the rim

Day 359 - February 25, 2013
Day 359 :: February 25, 2013
Wollmeise :: Pure and Twin

Day 360 - February 26, 2013
Day 360 :: February 26, 2013
For the love of polish

Day 361 - February 27, 2013
Day 361 :: February 27, 2013
Well loved bedtime reading

Day 362 - February 28, 2013
Day 362 :: February 28, 2013
Always hungry

Day 363 - March 1, 2013
Day 363 :: March 1, 2013
Yet another kid that loves their Mommy's phone

Day 364 - March 2, 2013
Day 364 :: March 2, 2013
Bold colours

Day 365 - March 3, 2013
Day 365 :: March 3, 2013
Another project, ready to bloom

Well, this is it.  My last week of Project 365!!  I was kind of hoping that my last week would end with a bang.  Or at least with some spectacular photos.  But I'll admit that halfway through the week I kind of lost steam.  As weird as this may sound, but I'm not sure if I learned a ton from doing this project, other than the fact that I prefer macro photography, I like clean backgrounds, and that I had a hard time not making every photo a yarn related one.

There's still a ton to learn about photography and more specifically, my camera and how to take decent photos with it.  I'm not going to make it a project for the blog, but I think my next goal is to learn how to take better (re: not blurry!!) photos in low-light settings and with a moving subject (re: the Munchkin) without the use of a tripod.  I realized at the Munchkin's last school event that none of my photos were useable or even decent enough to frame or to even send off to the grandparents.  My photography skills is so poor in that setting that I usually end up using my phone, since it somehow takes much, much, MUCH better photos than my expensive camera.  Go figure!

One thing this project has taught me: dedication.  I'm really surprised and proud of myself for keeping up with taking photos on a daily basis.  Cause let me tell you, there were a lot of days where I really didn't feel up to getting the camera out and would have to force myself to take photos.  There were a few photos that were taken past midnight and were technically considered a different day (for those of you who actually look at the time/date stamp of the photos on Flickr), those days were the hardest in trying to motivate myself. 

In the end it all worked out.  If you look in the blog archives you'll find 365 photos.  Yes, a lot of them feature yarny yumminess, but for the most part the majority of them are different.  As in not a lot of subjects have been repeated.  I'm quite proud of that.  

So the conclusion: did I learn anything?  I think I did.  Would I do this again?  I think I would, except next time I think I would make it so that all photos were to be taken with my phone or Instagrammed or something similar.  Mainly because it was such a hassle sometimes to have to tote around my camera.  I know I didn't always have to have it with me, but of course those were the times that Murphy's Law would come into effect and a great photo opportunity would arise and I'd be without my camera.  Carrying around my phone would be much easier, not to mention quicker to whip out and a whole lot more stealthy to snap a quick pic than it is to take out my camera, find the right setting, steady my breathing, and try to be inconspicuous to passersby.  I'll also admit that the next few days is going to be soooo nice to be able to leave the house without my huge camera bag.  Finally!  I'll be able to use my regular handbags again!

So this is the end of Project 365.  But definitely not the end of my photography endeavours!  Now to think about what to do next...



  1. Good for you for keeping up with it. That shows a lot of discipline. I really enjoyed looking at your photos, especially your yummy yarn ones. You will always have them as a reference to what was happening in your life in 2012/13, or at least what was on your needles.

    1. Thanks Dana! :)

      I agree, I kind of like the fact that I can go back to the album and see a snippet of what my day was like on a certain day...or at least what was holding my attention (usually yarn!). But now I'm feeling a bit lost now that I don't have to take daily photos! Weird, I know!


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