Monday, 25 July 2011

Congratulations Smile4Me!Photography!

Congratulations to Charley who recently finished her lovely and color-filled 365 Project with this photo:

Below is Charley's finisher's interview and two admin faves. Enjoy!

What inspired you to begin your 365 Project?
At first, I was hoping that maybe one of my photos would be good enough to be 'Explored'...which never happened to my knowledge. But, then it just became the challenge of taking a picture consecutively for 365 days and hoping to learn more about my camera, it's settings and such. I also noticed other contacts that seemed to be enjoying doing so.

I noticed so many members who had several, often hundreds, of comments posted on their pictures and I thought, perhaps, by posting a picture everyday, more would become aware of my photostream and leave the same amount of comments...but this didn't happen either. Shame on me...I guess that keeps me humble, lol..oh well, guess I should just be happy that I have a place to display my work...


How would you describe your photography in just a few words?
Improved, but not expert, yet!

What surprised you the most about doing the 365 project?
That I stuck with the project. I thought for sure I would throw in the towel.


What did you learn during the course of your project?
To look outside the box...look at everything in the frame...not just the main subject.

Do you have an interesting story about taking one of your 365 photos that you would like to share?
Hmm..had to think about this one. The only one I could come up with was my picture from day 317 was of a horse named Blue. I had noticed him one day in a fenced off field that I drove by frequently, all alone..and not sure why. The next day, I took my camera an was attempting to get some pictures of him from a distance, when all of a sudden, the owner appears and starts walking toward me. Thinking he was going to run me off, I started to put away my camera. He suddenly motioned for me to come around to the gate and he would let me in for some closeup shots. Ironically, the next day, the horse was gone. Just shows to never pass up an opportunity to take pictures of whatever inspires you and to always have a camera on your person.

What are your future photography plans?
To continue to improve in my skills. I am starting a 52 week project and will continue contributing to other groups I am a member of.

Can you share some of your favorite photos from your project?
There were so many 'favorites' to choose from, but I've narrowed them down to 4-
176/365-I love the reflection in the ornament

219/365-I thought this one was great because the background (scrapbook page) says 'eyecandy' and I taped an eye on a piece of candy..though it was pretty creative.

290/365- Because it's my motto 'Smile4Me!'

Congratulations again! If you have recently completed your 365 project, or you will soon, please contact a 365 admin to find out how to be featured in this blog. :)

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