18-22 366 Project

So far this project has definitely tested my motivation... some days are wonderful, you're in an exciting place and taking two photos is easy peasy. And other days - like today whilst I write this post, its peeing it down outside (raining lol) and all you want to do is make (another) cup of tea and hide inside. I'm hoping by the time I've finished writing this post I'll have motivated myself to go out but I doubt it. I've taken to really looking around the hallways in my works office building to see I can see anything even a little bit interesting to take a photo of. And we're only 39 days in hahaha.  

Luckily this batch was a few easy peasy days in a row and I'm really pleased with the results!

18/366 - This might as well be my life motto. Yeay for tea!

19/366 - I'm a bit sad this one is fuzzy but theres a horse head

19/366 - I'm a bit sad this one is fuzzy but theres a horse head

20/366 - This one was a tough photo to frame as I loveeee the texture of the blue peeling paint but I really wanted a photo of the heart. I could have taken two photos separately but I liked the challenge of getting them both in and I'm pleased it worked out.

20/366 - This one was a tough photo to frame as I loveeee the texture of the blue peeling paint but I really wanted a photo of the heart. I could have taken two photos separately but I liked the challenge of getting them both in and I'm pleased it worked out.

21/366 - I'd actually already taken two photos before this one that day but I walked a new way and  saw this and I  had  to take a photo. When I walked past a couple of days later it was almost washed away. 

21/366 - I'd actually already taken two photos before this one that day but I walked a new way and  saw this and I had to take a photo. When I walked past a couple of days later it was almost washed away. 

22/366 - More peeling paint. I also really love circular windows... is that weird?

22/366 - More peeling paint. I also really love circular windows... is that weird?

amera: Olympus OM-10
Film: Lomography CN400

 

7-12 366/2016

More of my 366 project photos. I've been trying not to take too many photos that look similar so they feel quite varied so far. We'll see if that continues when I start to run out of obvious things to take photos of!

7/366 - I liked the reflection in the rain with this one

7/366 - I liked the reflection in the rain with this one

8/366 - It was sunny!! I didn't know what to do with myself hahaha.

8/366 - It was sunny!! I didn't know what to do with myself hahaha.

9/366 - ...and back to gloomy and a well timed train

9/366 - ...and back to gloomy and a well timed train

10/366 -I think this is my favourite yet even if it's just clothes on our bed (being in focus helps)

10/366 -I think this is my favourite yet even if it's just clothes on our bed (being in focus helps)

11/366 - I don't know if this is even a church still but I love faded signs like this

11/366 - I don't know if this is even a church still but I love faded signs like this

12/366 - Some of the damage from the Boxing Day floods in Leeds along the canal

12/366 - Some of the damage from the Boxing Day floods in Leeds along the canal

Camera: Refurb LC-A
Film: Agfa Vista 200
Location: Around Leeds

My first 366/2016 Project Photos

So here we go, my first set of photos for my 366 project (don't forget its a leap year folks) this year. I've been making sure to take at least 2 photos a day but it seems that taking one (mostly) acceptable photo and one very blurry photo seems to be fairly consistent for me haha. So I decided that I'd pick the best photo per day from the shots for the 'official' 366 photos - it is odd to be sharing photos out of a sense of obligation this project rather than being 100% happy with them though.

1/366 - Really early blooms on a New Years Day walk

1/366 - Really early blooms on a New Years Day walk

2/366 - Breakfast selfies in giant Christmas decorations

2/366 - Breakfast selfies in giant Christmas decorations

I've actually learnt a lot from looking just at the first set of photos that I've had developed so far.

I've learnt that I am not patient enough - which doesn't surprise me - I'm impatient with a lot of things I do haha. But on top of that I've also been feeling self conscious walking around Leeds with my camera and I've rushed taking the photos to just to get them taken. Which seems silly just writing it - but its true. And a few of these photos are blurry because of me not taking the time to take the photo properly. I'm frustrated about that.

3/366 - Blurry (boo) DIY and film organisation

3/366 - Blurry (boo) DIY and film organisation

4/366 - Graffiti near work, I liked the bright yellow

4/366 - Graffiti near work, I liked the bright yellow

I've learnt that taking photos in low light in the middle of winter with film really does suck... and that I should use cameras with fixed shutter speeds rather than ones with light meters - the first two rolls I used were in my OM-10 and my refurbished LC-A which determines the shutter speed by light - so combining that with the low light, the results haven't been as crisp as I would prefer. You can tweak underexposed photos at least on computers but you can't fix blur. 

5/366 - Padlocks on the bridge across the canal in Leeds

5/366 - Padlocks on the bridge across the canal in Leeds

6/366 - A typical rainy day in Yorkshire ha

6/366 - A typical rainy day in Yorkshire ha

I've learnt that being in the mood to take photos every day is hard. Most of my photos are  usually taken when I'm in a new place, or I know I'm going to see something exciting to take photos of. So getting into that 'zone' to find photos in places where I'm usually rushing around has been really tough. I think its only going to get tougher in my lunch breaks too but that's the challenge I guess.

Is any one else doing a 366 project this year? I'd love to help each other out with moral support :)

Camera: Olympus OM-10
Film: Lomo CN 400
Location: Around Leeds