What inspired you to begin your 365 Project?
I had a DSLR that I used quite a lot but I did not venture out of auto mode with it or really think that much before I took a photo, which I thought was just crazy. So I decided that I would take a photo a day and force myself to come out of my comfort zone and shoot manually and concentrate more on how a shot will turn out.
How would you describe your photography in just a few words?
I do not think I have found my own style yet. I just love experimenting and trying to find mine and my cameras limits at the moment.
What surprised you the most about doing the 365 project?
How quickly the year actually passed, but saying that I know how hard it actually was at times, especially after long days at work and during the darker colder winter months when I found it much harder to get inspired especially during the working week.
What did you learn during the course of your project?
I really know how to use my cameras to their best now, and very rarely put them in auto mode, so I achieved what I had set out to do.
What are your future photography?
Quite a few people have asked whether I will do another 365, well I do not think that I can at the moment, although I do not regret doing it, it was a lot tougher than I thought it would be while working and with such young children. I will though be taking photos and posting very regularly, probably most days, but at least I will not feel stressed if it gets to 11.45pm and I still have not taken a photo (I have had a few days like that!). I have also just started an Open University course to hopefully teach me more about Elements and photography...so watch this space.
Which photos from your project do you consider your favorites or otherwise meaningful?
although not a great photo in the scheme of things, this shot marked the point when things suddenly clicked into place and I truly understood the more technical aspects of photography and I started to manually focus on objects too.
during this project I have been drawn to reflections and this shot I really liked, it was a freezing cold day with clear skies and hardly any breeze, making perfect conditions for this river reflection. This was taken whilst at one of my now favourite places to go to take photos and walk.
another water related theme that I have become addicted to is refractions and splashes. This photo I just loved, because everything came together so well.
Congratulations again to Karen on finishing such an impressive project! Here are Karen's final photo (I recommend clicking through and reading her final description), an admin fave and the slideshow to her complete project.