It has been a bit since I have posted here on my blog. Partly because I have been busy, and partly because I have been putting it off. I am currently taking a photography class with the goal of getting a portfolio ready for grad school. However, I have struggled so much with trying to come up with a concept that I was really happy with and that I felt could really grow into something. The frustration that resulted from that struggle brought me to have a “crisis” of sorts with my photography. That combined with my very busy schedule make me question my 365.
So, I have come to the conclusion that I will no longer continue with my 365 at this point. Honestly, I am somewhat disappointed in myself, but I feel like it is hurting more than helping at this time, and that I need to be focusing on grad school related things and work. My 365 was just draining me, and although I was getting decent images I felt like it wasn’t pushing me in the right direction. My energy and attention needs to be spent on other things right now. I will still be taking photographs (obviously), and will still be posting as often as I can, but my 365 is on hold.
On a different note, I thought I would share one image that may become part of my project for this semester. I don’t want to give many details because I am still working a lot of things out about it, but at its core this project is about memory. This image is an in-camera, digital double exposure. The only editing I did was to boost the contrast a tiny bit, otherwise it is straight out of the camera.
And lastly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stuck with me, and all the support that you all have given me. I hope you guys stick around and bear with me as I figure out where to go from here!
Sounds like a smart decision… it’s hard to find focus when there is not focus… I understand that feeling as I also am preparing my portfolio for grad school. I love this photograph and your photographs are always strong… I can’t wait to see more from this series!
Thank you so much for the support! And good luck with getting your portfolio together!
You have my support in stopping your Project 365. I also gave up mine about 200 days in, I found I was losing the joy of picking up my camera everyday. Don’t sweat it that you have finished with it, I have no doubt you learned a great deal from forcing yourself to make photos everyday.
Thank you so much for the support! Part of me kind of misses it, but I wam still taking pictures on a daily basis for my class pretty much, so my camera is definitely still getting used.
I have also recently been appointed as an Institutional Support Officer for the Digital Curation Centre.