Monday, 3 January 2011

Congratulations to KatieSh!

Congratulations to Katie who completed her 365 on 31st December with this photo

Day 365 - New Year's Eve!

1) What inspired you to begin your 365 Project?
I was inspired to start the 365 project as I felt I needed something new to get my teeth into. I did a photography course last year, which gave me lots of projects to keep me going, but when that ended I was a bit lost and needed something else to keep me reaching for my camera. I'd seen so many other people on flickr having completed some fab 365s, and thought it'd be a good thing to keep me inspired.

2) How would you describe your photography in just a few words?
I'm not really sure how I'd describe my photography. I think it's definitely got a girly feel - quite light and pink and airy. I don't really think I've found my own style yet, and doing this project has definitely shown me that.

3) What surprised you the most about doing the 365 project?
The thing that surprised me the most was how really difficult it was to find something interesting to photograph every day (I think I really started to fail with this towards the end). But then, I guess this is what challenges you to be more creative.

4) What did you learn during the course of your project?
I learnt so much during the project it's hard to pin down to one thing. It made me learn more about composition, about light, using filters, everything really.

5) Do you have an interesting story about taking one of your 365 photos that you would like to share?
I'm not sure really how interesting it is, but I've still got 2 photos missing on my 365. I think I may have lost them forever as they were taken on my iphone, which I backed up, then sent to be repaired. I can't for the life of me find where they're backed up. I don't think they were particularly good shots, though, anyway!

6) What are your future photography plans?
I'm not sure on future plans. Over the course of the year, I've done my first 3 'shoots' for friends, all of their children. This is something I've really enjoyed, and might be something I plan to take further.

As for my 3 favourites:

Day 17
Day 17/365 - Camille's Appeal
This is because a group of us had got together to try and raise awareness for Camille's Appeal, a charity set up by a friend of ours whose daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. We all posted photos on a weekly theme with links to the charity and information about Camille. Camille has since had dramatic surgery which went miraculously well and is awaiting the next stage of her treatment. We've also now put together a 2011 calendar to raise funds for the charity.

Another favourite is this one of my friend's two daughters.
Day 163/365 - Sisters
It was a chance capture at a bbq that I just love. They're such gorgeous girls, and their parents loved the picture too.

Finally, a rather self-indulgent favourite:
Day 243/365 - Boudoir
I've had a tough year personally. I had just had a 10 year relationship end, not through my choosing, and was feeling very lacking in confidence. I've had to learn to love myself a bit this year, and part of that was done through photography. I still hate seeing photos of myself, but I'm quite proud of this one. It's not something I'd ordinarily want anyone to see, but it shows a different side to me, and shows that sometimes I can be a bit sexy. Hopefully, I'll find a bit more confidence and will be a bit happier seeing myself in photos in the future.

Congrats again to Katie! Here are a couple of admin favorites along with a slideshow of her complete project.

Day 20/365 - Next move?

Day 31/365 - Bakeh

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