I never got around to writing much of a summary of last year’s Project 365/366. I did get all 366 photos taken and posted, albeit a few were taken at 11:59 PM. It was an enjoyable project although it turned out a bit different than I might have guessed. I expected to get better technically with my camera, and I did learn a few subtleties. I particularly wanted to improve on approaching strangers about taking their photo, which I barely improved at (although beer helps).
What I did get better at (I think) was finding seemingly mundane things to photograph in an interesting way, at least to me. And the record of the year is amazing, I remember each and every shot and also quite a bit about that particular day that would otherwise become more of a blur.
I did enjoy the project thoroughly and became quite comfortable explaining to friends and coworkers why I was hauling a camera around all of the time. I considered continuing to 2009, but come Jan 1, I was happy to not be scanning for a photo from the time I got up until I had something I liked. It surprised me, but that “looking for a photo” mode just switched off; I had sort of expected to find myself constantly on the lookout and worrying about getting something until I would remember that the project was over.
Consequently, the camera(s) got left home a little more often that they might have been, although I have taken a few. So, one quarter into the year, I’ve decided to resume as “Project 12”, with at least one photo a month posted. I think having a much easier deadline will get me thinking again about regular photography without the commitment of a daily post. Sure, it’s not much, but the three I just posted at Photoblog cover the highlights of Jan, Feb, and March for me.