I decided I need a personal photography project for 2011. I think it will help me learn more about my craft, more about finding and seeing inspiration and it will just challenge me to shoot every day. I know I should have planned this before the New Year began but better late than not at all, right? Ok, so there are a few ideas that I have that I'd like to get some input on. I would like to start Wednesday, January 5th and the project will be daily for the next year (until January 5th 2012.)
First Option: A Portrait a Day of someone new. I think this one could be hard because I don't run into many different people on a regular day but I also think that at the end of the year it could be pretty awesome, seeing all the new people I've met and shared a short moment with. If I were to do this one I would not only take their picture but I would also ask them a few questions such as: What is a your wildest dream or wish? What is unique about you and your life story? What inspires you? What would you do right now if you knew that you could not fail at completing it? Who or what has been the biggest influence in your life? What is something you need to learn? What makes you happy? Etc.
Second Option: A Self Portrait a Day. I think this one will present a challenge because it will push me to think more abstractly, but at the end of the year I think it could be really revealing as to what I think about myself and what I see when I look in the mirror.
Third Option: A Picture a Day with no specific category it has to fit into. Just the challenge of making sure I use my camera every day for a year. This is probably the easiest of the three but I know it will still be challenging on some days.
So what do you think? I'd like to hear which of the three would be most interesting to you, as well as any other ideas you'd like to add to the pot. Any feedback is appreciated :) Thanks All!