Shall I do a 365 day project?

by David Allen December. 24, 2016 575 views

Inspired by Helen Hooker I have started to think about doing a picture a day project again. I last did one in 2014 and the pictures are on Facebook but not easy to follow in a coherent order.

One of the decisions I am wrestling with at the moment is whether to constrain my photography by using one camera one lens for the project. The first post was made with my Olympus EM5 (mark 1) and a 20mm lens. This is probably my favourite combination. I gave up my heavy Canon gear four years ago.

What I will do over the next few days is to try and make some pictures every day with this combination and find out if it will be too constraining.

This evening these three pictures were taken as if looking in on Christmas. 

A colourfully lit Christmas tree seen from outside.

Looking in on the Christmas tree.


Looking in at a window with drawn curtains. There are a few Christmas cards on the window ledge. On the wall around the window a pattern of twigs can be seen

The curtains are drawn on Christmas Eve.

Looking in a t a drawn blind the shadow of an arrangement of dried plants is seen.

Shadows on a blind.




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Helen Hooker 2 years, 11 months ago

I feel honoured that my article inspired you to go for it - I'm looking forward to following what you shoot. I love your choice of single lens but I'm not sure even I could be that single minded!

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David Allen Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 11 months ago

I have found that a single lens is too restricting that idea only lasted two days! However having a fast prime with me let me get the late afternoon shots on the Llan railway.

I have started to think that having good quality fast zooms would be useful.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to David Allen 2 years, 11 months ago

Well, it was worth considering, even if you decided it wasn't the right choice! I love my fast primes, which I use almost exclusively on my GX8, but I have recently bought the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 which is great for subjects where I can't zoom with my feet.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie 2 years, 11 months ago

"Shall I do a 365 day project?"

Yes, most definitely... and I'm your first follower :)
Welcome to PhotoBlog, David! If you're keen to
start this project then I hope you'll be interested
in our Weekly Theme contests:
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Cheers!
Ben

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
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