A Photo a Day?

Yesterday afternoon I realized that I had snapped a quick photo of something nearly every day of this new year, Friday being the only exception. This got me thinking about a new feature for the blog — a daily picture for 2009. Then, as if to prove that this is a good, if unoriginal, idea, I noticed a group of photos loaded to a friend’s Facebook page in an album called “Project 365.” After reading the album description and doing some googling, I landed here. It turns out the photo-a-day thing is an official Internet movement. I would not be alone in my attempt to document the year in pictures.

I’m not sure how I want to do it yet, though, so I thought I’d throw it out to the six or so of you who make up my regular readers. The iPhone allows me to upload pictures directly to the blog, which is the quickest, easiest, and most immediate way to do this. It would, however, mean I’d be posting raw, unedited images, so the quality might not always be ideal. For example:

Michael and Jill texting New Years greetings by candlelight at Granville Moore's.
Michael and Jill texting New Years greetings by candlelight at Granville Moore's.

The other options would be to use Flickr or Picasa and do weekly or monthly slideshows. The pictures would look better, no doubt, but I have concerns about my ability to actually follow through on cropping, color-correcting, and uploading the pictures in a timely manner. I don’t have an excellent track record in this regard, and am not sure that I have the wherewithal to resolve to do better.


7 thoughts on “A Photo a Day?

  1. Sionna January 6, 2009 / 1:00 pm

    How about a photo a week?

  2. susan January 6, 2009 / 4:39 pm

    Speaking as someone who did not get Christmas cards out yet, do the easier, unedited thingy ma bob 🙂

  3. Mom January 6, 2009 / 6:18 pm

    I agree w/Susan! The minute you get a tad behind, the project will get blogged down,oops, I meant “bogged down”. 🙂

  4. Dan January 6, 2009 / 10:43 pm

    A guy I know did a blog once where every work day he took a pictre of a fellow commuter. He took the A-Train from Rockaway into midtown–which is about an hour on the subway through various neighborhoods. He also worked odd hours, so you wouldn’t see the typical rush-hour pressed-masses-of-people shots.

    It was an interesting experiement, but after looking at all the pictures at once, you kind of felt like you were in the middle of a commute. It was neat in small doses. It kind of wore out its welcome after a while.

  5. common loon January 7, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    Although I love your blog and get bummed when there’s no post, you HAVE to do WHAT WORKS FOR YOU and not what pleases anyone else. I’m all for simplicity. If someone’s curious, they know how to get in touch with you to ask / discuss more.

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