A Year With My Camera

Wow. What a year it has been, huh? So much has happened in 2014, so many newsworthy events in sports, entertainment, television, technology, and other interesting sectors of the world. But this post is about me and my camera (well, two or three along the way).

I began what some may call a crazy experiment this year – a 365 day photo project – but it has been an experiment of exploration, learning, and finding new and creative ways to photograph the world. With what small equipment I have, I managed to take exactly one photo every day (actually, there WAS a bit of cheating along the way). The whole project is on Flickr and is partially complete on Facebook. This post was started back in October and I had it scheduled to be published today, but I didn’t know it would publish so early in the morning.

Here are what I consider the best six of every month:

January 2014

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February 2014

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March 2014

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April 2014

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May 2014

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June 2014

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July 2014

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August 2014

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September 2014

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October 2014

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November 2014

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December 2014

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And that’s a wrap! 365 days of awesomeness. Unprecedented journey of my life. Maybe I’ll do this again someday… Happy New Year everyone!

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WPC: Less is More

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“Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.”

– Linda Breen Pierce, 1947

These pictures are part of my 365 day photo project on Flickr, a project that has refined and strengthened my skills considerably and made me look at photography as more than simply snapping pictures and posting them online. Along with participating in Photography 101 and these weekly picture challenges, I never look at picture taking the same again. When I think of minimalistic photography, I think of taking as much away from the picture that is unneeded, and making one part of the picture, whether it be the subject or part of the subject, the hero. This definitely wasn’t easy and it’s fair to say I still consider myself an amateur photographer who is trying to climb a ladder and find creative inspiration anywhere he looks.


 Photo Challenge for Week of November 7: Minimalist