Week 4 down, 48 to go!
So, with the end of the month, it’s a good time to do some house cleaning for my 365 project. At the start of the project, I created an “album” in iPhoto to hold my 365 project photos. But because on some days I can’t decide which photo I want to use, I’ve ended up with two photos I like for the day. So I don’t get confused, I need to have somewhere to write some notes. Additionally there are times when I’ve done some post processing on a day other than the date I took the photo and Photoshop overwrites the original date I took the photo. So, to solve those issues, I have a Word document to help me keep track. I haven’t had time to take notes every day, so the end of the month is the perfect time to go back through the month’s photos and get myself up to date. I just write a quick caption or jot a few words about why I took the photo or any information I think will be useful when I put my 365 book together at year end.
For those of you who aren’t going to caption your 365 photos when you design your final book, but want to have some type of narrative in your book either at the beginning or end, I just thought of an idea. I plan to have a section titled, “365 (366) Project by the Numbers”
I’m going to categorize or calculate the “statistics” for my photos. For example:
Photos of Photo Book Baby: 177
Photos of Food: 100
Photos of Still Lifes: 44
Photos of People: 40
What do you think? It’s kind of an overview of the project that may be fun tool to see what caught your eye in 2012.
Today’s photo from week four is one of my favorites of the year. Of course it’s of Photo Book Baby. (As you can see from my mock stats above, I already know he’s going to be the subject of most of my photos for 2012!) My little guy loves his swing. It has a mobile that lights up and spins overhead. By the second or third time we had him in it, even before we turned it on, he’d already be looking upwards in anticipation of the spinning mobile. It’s so cute, I had to capture it for posterity. I also instagramed this one and I did two versions of it.
If I can’t decide on one shot for the day, I may go ahead and use both!
How is your project going?