Elanie kindly agreed to answer our finisher interview questions and choose some of her favorites from her project. Enjoy!
What inspired you to begin your 365 Project?
This was actually my second 365 project... because I had so much fun doing the first one and writing/ posting pics on my daily blog (www.moongipsies.blogspot.com)...
How would you describe your photography in just a few words?
For me... the saying " The best camera is the one you have with you"... is true. For most of my 365 project this year, my camera was a simple Kodak point and shoot. So I would describe my photography as spontaneous, inspired... and vibrant.
What surprised you the most about doing the 365 project?
That I don't do well with themes. For the month of December 2010; I decided to do a theme of "games and toys"... I thought it would be easier to have a set "stock" of subjects. Fail.
Also... I was published several times this year with some of my project photos... something that was a complete (and very pleasant) surprise!
What did you learn during the course of your project?
That is doesn't matter how many megapixels you have... or how many gizmos you have... what's more important is your vision.
Do you have an interesting story about taking one of your 365 photos that you would like to share?
My father became quite ill with cancer during my project this year, and passed away on August 18th. Looking back, it is interesting to see how this deeply effected my photography during that time.
What are your future photography plans?
Starting a third 365 project... continuing my daily blog of photos and writing... and publishing a book!