On January 1st 2015 I started a 365 photography challenge. Well, technically I started three of them, but I’ll get to that. A 365 photography challenge is pretty much what it sounds like; you try to photograph something, anything, every day for a year. Some people choose themes; some people will photograph whatever inspires them that day. I decided to be a crazy person and try three themes. It’s something which I kind of regret now, if I’m being honest. My idea where 1.) macro photography 2.) concept photography (a different concept each month) and 3.) A single subject. The single subject is the hardest, as you literally pick one item, and photograph 365 unique ways.
About halfway through I realized I was juggling too much and decided to focus my efforts on the 365 macro photography part. It was a fantastic decision. I stopped stressing about trying to find 3 different ideas a day, and instead was able to relax and really find a groove for my macros. I’m still a bit sad I didn’t continue with the others, but I learned that I can’t overload myself with too many projects or ideas and expect success. It was a huge admission on my part. That being said, I feel like my grasp of macro photography has really grown in the past 11 months. I think that I will likely continue this project into the next year, and see just how far I can push it. I’m planning on trying one of those DIY macro lens hacks to see if I can get an even closer view for my pictures. I’m hoping it works, at least until I’ve saved up for a new macro lens!