iphone photo-a-day side project

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a 365/something-a-day project since my birthday last June. I didn’t quite get my act together in time to do birthday-to-birthday, but as January 1st was approaching, I thought again about what kind of project I could do. My main priority was that I wanted it to be something that I could realistically stick with every day. I considered doing a sketch-a-day which I’m sure I would have benefited from immensely, but I questioned whether it would be sustainable over a year.

One afternoon I was chatting with my brother, and the topic of iphone photography came up. He shared his posterous site with me that he’d created solely to post iphone photos to. I was captivated by the idea, and since I have an iphone and a tumblr blog (very similar to posterous) that wasn’t doing much but sitting idle, it seemed to be a good candidate for a year-long project.

On January 1st I still hadn’t definitively made up my mind, but I thought, “ok, either you are going to do something or you are not… so what’s it gonna be?” I didn’t want to make a decision by not making a decision, so I made the small effort to take a photo, edit it with the Camera Bag App, and upload it to my renamed and restyled tumblr blog. I took the first photo and of course had 10 other ideas immediately. It was hard not to post more than one photo, but I’m in it for the long haul.

My only rules are that it’s 1 photo every day, taken with my iPhone, and edited with Camera Bag if needed. I toyed with the idea of coming up with some kind of theme or consistent subject matter, but in the end I decided that I’ll just wing it each day and see what I come up with.

Here’s today’s photo:

I’ll be sharing a link to each day’s photo on twitter ( @aisforanika ), but if you want to follow along directly, you can check out my tumblr blog.

4 thoughts on “iphone photo-a-day side project

  1. I almost bought an i-phone last year for the exact same reason! In the end “I made a decision by not making a decision”! I like this. I’ll be following your project, have fun with it!!!

    • They are great phones and the camera on the iphone 4 is even better than the iphone 3 (which I have). if you ever decide to get one, you won’t be disappointed.

    • I think you’ve got some great photos already, and 365 projects are perfect for improving skills. I’m sure by the end of the year you’ll be great!

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