After 365 days, the adventure of this project is now over and it is time to look back a bit before to jump into 2015.
While starting it at beginning of the year, I was not sure if I will manage to handle it. It was starting like a new year resolution that is usually over by end of January. After a few days, it was already fully part of my daily routine and I have enjoy it - yes even when I was freezing outside in winter for light painting.
A such project is also full of learning. While closing it now, I want to highlight the first ones that are coming to my mind:
- If you want to start a such project, you need to have a day to day camera available. I have a reflex and it was not always possible to have it with me. So I have use more the iPhone than what I was first thinking
- Planning is key... you need to plan time to do it, time to think on it...
- Creativity is good... but a topic for a week will help to focus!
- A such project is a great way to learn techniques: before this project, HDR, reverted lens, bracketing, etc were just barbarian words. These tools are now part of my toolbox and I am happy to use it when I need them.
In the next weeks, I will be looking back on my picture and looking on the best way to use them (a book for example). There will be a few more post here to close the loop and to share some more learning.
And now? I will be jumping in a project for 2015. It will be a smaller one but with more constraints. My goal is to discover my new city - Antwerp - through black and white square pictures but... that's not all... I will need to cover 2 times the alphabet over 2015. Interested? So have a look here.