A Photo a Day for 365 Days

I have a rather large and varied set of interests. One of those interests is photography.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m no professional photographer by any measure, but I’ve always had a working fascination of what goes into taking a compelling photo. So, finally, late in 2009, I started carrying my beat-up (and by beat-up, I mean coming apart) Canon SD700 IS with me and actually using it for more than the occasional picture of the kids.

Canon SD 700 IS

The camera I started the project with: the (retired) Canon SD700 IS.

As the end of 2009 approached, I decided that I was going to take a picture a day during 2010. I remember feeling a bit creatively adrift and sort of wanted to take on a project. And I wanted to figure out how to actually use all these different settings built into the Canon point-and-shoot cameras.

The initial idea was I’d take a picture every day and post it. This idea soon fell apart; I didn’t have time each day to search out an interesting image. Instead, I started taking a lot of pictures at one time, usually over the weekends, and pop them up on flickr, one per day, as the week unfolds. I only cheated once when I used a photo from 2009 that I was particularly fond of.

So, anyway, here’s how that’s going: 365 from 2010.

365 from 2010

Some are contrived, some are accidental, some are good, and some are bad.

But they’re all mine.


Written by Tom Fassbender

An amateur hobbyist, expert generalist, and outdoor enthusiast who recently traveled around the world with his family.

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