Project 365 | Shot of The Day
I started doing Project 365 in 2011 because (1) I had decided that my memory was starting to fail me as I age and I needed to lock down my memories, and (2) I needed the discipline to practise shooting every day.
Yeap. Project 365 was about taking a shot every single day. It was enjoyable as I opened my eyes and looked for interesting things to shoot. But it was also very challenging because there were days where I just did not feel like lugging my camera around.
Towards the end of 2011, I found myself shooting most of my Project 365 shots with my iPhone instead of my DSLR. Sometimes I was just too lazy to lug a big camera everywhere I went and my iPhone was convenient. It didn’t hurt that I also had fun with the iPhone apps and didn’t have to do much post processing with the shots later.
So for 2012, I decided that I would do Project 365 with my iPhone only. It’ll be a collection of all the fun and quirky stuff I see every day.
Update on 7 August 2012
After 7 months of Project 365 with my iPhone, I’ve decided to discontinue with this little lifestyle project of mine. It’s not because I don’t have the time to do it. It’s not because I don’t like shooting with my iPhone anymore. And it’s certainly not because I’ve run out of subjects to shoot. It’s because I no longer took photos because I really wanted to. I started to shoot because I HAD to. It was a commitment that started to feel silly. It took the fun out of shooting with my iPhone for me.
And so, I’ve decided to do the occasional Shot of The Day and will no longer do it every single day. Moving forward, it will be a more honest, willing documentation of my day to day. And I’ll be happier doing that. =)
Check out my previous Project 365 and my new Shot of The Day journey here.
For the shots taken for Project 365 in 2011, go here.