John's 365 was a pleasure to follow with a diverse portfolio of shots. He kindly agreed to answer our finisher interview questions and choose some of his favourites from his project.
1.) What inspired you to begin your 365 Project?
My son is a keen photographer as am I and at the end of 2009 we both purchased Canon 5D mark II cameras. As they are quite complicated we decided to take on a 365 project in order to get to know the cameras. It certainly worked for both of us.
2.) How would you describe your photography in just a few words?
I trained as a photographer in the RAF over 55 years ago and have had an interest ever since.
3.) What surprised you the most about doing the 365 project?
I did not think it would be so difficult to work out what to take every day. I am retired and found it difficult but how busy people manage, I have no idea.
4.) What did you learn during the course of your project?
The main thing I learned, apart from the camera workings, was that the most important thing is the idea behind the picture.
5.) Do you have an interesting story about taking one of your 365 photos that you would like to share?
The most popular photo that I took was one highlighted by the Flickr site. It had a lot of hits and people commented about the composition and how I had done well to get a "jogger" in it. It was just luck and taken through the windscreen of my car.
6.) What are your future photography plans?
I wanted a rest before starting another 365 but have started the ODC group which I like. I might start another 365 when I go to South Africa in April.
Some of John's favourites from his 365
Congratulations again to John and I apologise for taking so long to get this written, here are a couple of admin faves, together with a slide-show of his 365.