For the past few weeks I have been trying to take a photo a day and post it to my Facebook profile. For the most part I have been reasonably successful at it although on the odd occasion I have either missed taking a photo, or have sneakily added one from the previous day.
I am doing this – taking a photo a day – because I want to see how difficult a task it is to achieve with a view to taking on a 365-day photo challenge that covers a full year. If I decide to do it in 2016 it will, of course, will become a 366-day challenge, as 2016 is a leap year!
So far nearly all the photos I have taken have been with my cell phone camera, the reason being that I nearly always have my phone with me. That’s the easy part – having a camera with you wherever you go.
The hard part, I am discovering, is spotting “that opportunity” and then taking a spur of the moment photo that is more, for example, than “here’s a photo of what I had for lunch today” (as is often seen on Facebook posts…), or “here’s a picture of me in the pub last night”.
What I am finding equally difficult is adopting an “I don’t care” attitude. By that I mean don’t care what people think when I stop to take a photo of something , that to an onlooker, is not worth taking a photo of, but has caught my eye.
I am hoping that sticking at taking a photo a day will become a habit (apparently it takes about 21 to 30 days to form a habit) and then I will be in a bit of a comfort zone and be more free about just snapping away wherever and wherever.
Anyway – here are some examples of my photo-a-day effort. All images here were taken using the camera of my Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 phone.
Enjoy! And please feel free to comment.