Saturday, 5 January 2013

On the 366 photo challenge......

The original inspiration for the 366 photo challenge came from the Day Zero Project website. I had never heard of it before, but thought it was a lovely idea: taking a photograph every day for a year. Strangely after adding it to my personal list, I became aware of more and more bloggers doing the same thing. It was a really nice way to start out the challenge with so many other people doing it and encouraging one another.

I began the challenge by stating the following:

" I'm not a good photographer. My subjects tend to be rather wriggly. There will not be any fancy tricks or interesting angles. But I will try and select pictures that represent our life and document what I hope will be a fun-filled 2012."

I'd love to say that over the year my photography has improved. It hasn't. I fully intended to explore all the different settings on our camera, learn more about shutter speed and composition, perhaps even take a course. I didn't. However, I am so pleased that I took part in this. It got me out of the house when sometimes I simply 'couldn't be bothered'. There are some terrible photographs, but equally there are some lovely ones too. More than that though, the series as a whole and my descriptions really provide a story. A true story: the life of the Simmonds in 2012. A simple, but happy and fun filled (mostly) life. A little piece of history has now been preserved for a lot longer than if these moments and memories were just left in my mind. I know I will look back in years, decades even,  from now and love getting this insight into my life back in 2012.

Here are some of my favourites:

If you are thinking that maybe you would like to do this, then please do it! Pick up that camera and make today Day 1! You won't regret it.