OK, in order to stoke more creativity and output for myself, and to push some boundaries, I will be undertaking some photography projects in the new year. So far I have come up with 3, they will be:
1) 2010 in 2010: I will take a total of 2,010 images in 2010 that will be posted to a special album/catalog. (that’s an average of about 39 a week) These will not be shots to take a shot, but ones actually worthy of posting. A year end plan for this project is to make a book of the images, which will actually be fairly easy (I’ll post a link here in early 2011 for anyone that wants to order a copy). I also want to make a collage set of the images (probably a set of 11×14 prints of thumbnails) to hang on the walls.
2) Project 52 Hours: Every week I want to devote a solid hour to a photography event: Either a photowalk, an experimental session, or a class/meeting. I’ll probably end up joining one of the local photography clubs again, which have monthly meetings. I expect alot of the images from these endeavors will end up in the 2010 in 2010 project. Unlike the 2010 in 2010 project though, these hours cannot all be pre-done or doubled up (i.e. I can’t skip a week and do 2 hours in one week). Let’s see how long this will last.
3) Project 365 Up: Alot of people do a Project 365, aka a “Photo-A-Day” project, and I will do one, but it will be a bit different. At first I was thinking of doing a Project 365 Sky, where I took a picture of the sky (or moon or clouds, etc) everyday - but here in Houston we can have a week solid of gray skies and rain, so that would get boring. So I instead changed it to “Up,” which can include the sky but also include other things you see when looking directly up. So this can be interesting. I’m sure many of these will end up in the 2010 in 2010 project. I also expect to take most of these with my iPhone camera instead of my DSLR, and in fact I may decide to do them all this way.
I’ll put them in Zooomr (my account there: Steelsun/ )