Each year since I really got into photography on the 1st of the year I have committed to doing a 365 photo project. For those of you who do not know a 365 project is where you take one photo per day. For me, I have some rules, I have to take the photo with my camera and not my phone and I have to post at least 1 photo per day. I do not generally do well with structure and on occasion I have been known to lack consistency in things that are not new and exciting so this has always been a challenge for me. It generally starts strong then the challenge becomes: How do you do this daily and not take the same photo every day? How do you do this when you are not traveling and taking pictures of new and exciting things each day? How do you find the creativity when you simply are not feeling creative? That is what being a photographer is all about though, pushing past the barriers is how we improve. This year I have really embraced the challenge and this 365 project has become fun. One other benefit of the 365 project is it forces us to leave the house and take a break from our work and enjoy the area we live in and in many cases explore new parts of Florida and the Keys. I already consider this year’s 365 project a success because I have learned a lot about my camera and I have broken out of the rut I was previously in with my photography. Repetition is the mother of skill and taking so many photos every day has allowed me to develop consistency and has helped me get even more comfortable with my settings and use of light. As they say, Progress = Happiness! Here are some photos from the first couple weeks of this year’s 365 photography project.

All photos shot with Canon 5d Mark iii and either a Canon L-series 80 mm or Canon L-series 24-70mm