Happy New Year. I’m really excited about 2017. It’s a prime number… oh, and I’m turning 30. Big year! I’ve spent the past few days thinking a lot about the year ahead and my goals for it. I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions (because they don’t work) but I do enjoy the opportunity to review the last 365 days and plan the next.
In terms of creative focus, I’ve decided that I want to take more (and more interesting) photos. In 2014, I tried to take one photograph a day for 365 days. It started out well. I shot and posted for 52 consecutive days and then I gave up. Ultimately, it was just too much of a challenge to shoot, edit (obsessively) and post every single day.
The schedule cycles through three broad areas of photography: Portrait, Landscape, Artistic. Each week there’s a different specific theme that touches on one of these topics. For example:
- Week 1: Portrait – Self Portrait
- Week 2: Landscape – Traditional Landscape
- Week 3: Artistic – Red
- Week 4: Portrait – Headshot
- Week 5: Landscape – Black and White
- Week 6: Artistic – Candy