The last ten days of photos… aren’t great. They’re not awful, I don’t actively hate any of them, but… most of them are ok at best. I only genuinely like two of these photos.
Over the last week or so, I haven’t been paying as much attention to photography as I’d like—I’m relying on my phone, and still taking photos just to check it off the to-do list, rather than putting any kind of effort in.
Posting a day late, because… honestly, I wasn’t feeling very motivated yesterday.
Just to preface the last ten days worth of photos: it has been a very rainy week. I’ve been stuck inside, and the light has been terrible.
This was the first week (I’m using the word ‘week’ loosely, just work with me here) in which I was genuinely happy with (almost) every single photo I took. In fact, this week includes one of my very favourite photos ever. (Not the oranges. That’s just my favourite for this post.)
So that’s nice!
I’m completely up-to-date on my Project 365 photos!
I really don’t have anything else to say about it, I’m just so thrilled to be caught up. (Except. It’s really hard to find something to take a picture of when you’ve got a cold that destroys all motivation, and all you want to do is sleep.)
Ok. So. The problem—one of the problems—with running behind on posting my Project365 photos is that it gets tricky to keep track of the actual numbers. (I numbered one of the photos incorrectly in the last two weeks, and only just noticed it today.)
Anyway! It’s fixed now, and I’m fairly certain I’ll be able to get completely caught up very soon, and then I can stop worrying about it. Really.
I’m still trying to catch up with my Project 365 posts. I really don’t know why it’s such a struggle—I’m not behind in the pictures themselves, not really. I’m just behind on actually doing anything with them: editing them, posting them on Instagram, posting them here.
Still. I’m just about caught up, and, even though I’ve still got a lot going on, I’m pretty confident that I should be entirely up-to-date by next week. No promises, but… here’s hoping.
I’m still running a little bit behind on my Project 365 posts. Partly, it’s just that I’ve been busy (I can’t wait for you guys to see some of the pictures I took last week!), and partly… I’m still not sure that a one-week schedule for these roundup posts really works for me. A two-week—or monthly—schedule might click a little better.
I’m not sure. I’m still thinking about it. I’m going to be making some changes around here in the coming weeks anyway (long story), and that might be one of them.
I wasn’t feeling even remotely inspired at the beginning of the week. Can you tell? (You can probably tell.)
But things balanced out, as they always seem to do, and by the time Saturday rolled around, I didn’t feel like the week was a total loss. (I do still think I should have started doing these recap posts every month, instead of every week. It seems like talking about this stuff is harder—and more repetitive—than taking the actual pictures.)
That said: when I posted Friday’s picture on Instagram, I said that I really need to use my other cameras more often. And I do. I need to use the Lomo’Instant more often, I need to use my DSLR more often, and… well, the film cameras aren’t practical for this particular project (at least, not the way I’m approaching it), but I should dig them out and play with them again sometime soon. I don’t know exactly how I want to approach things (I’ve been thinking about doing an all-Instax week, or even just making sure that one photo every week is an Instax print), but I really need to stop relying on my phone so much.
In any given week, I can manage one or two good photographs. (Usually. Sometimes more, sometimes not even that.) There’s usually one or two terrible photos, and the rest are ok.
That’s… actually really good. I’m thrilled with that ratio—mostly because when I am happy with a photo, I’m really happy with it. (Also: it kind of seems like my favourite photos are usually of food. I’m not sure what that means. 😉)
I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘voice’ and ‘style’ lately, in photography and in writing.
It’s… a big subject. I’m still figuring out what I think about the whole thing, and about the entire concept of “finding your voice.” But every so often—in my writing, and in my photography—I think I catch a glimpse of something that might qualify as my voice. It’s not really something I expected to happen in this project (especially since so many of these photos are just quick iPhone shots), but… I’ll take it.