THANK YOU KEVIN GAVIN FOR HELPING ME TAKE THIS PHOTO!!!
if i had to describe, in one word, how i feel right now about completing the 365 project, it would have to be relief. taking a photo of yourself every day for an entire year is, actually, a lot harder than it looks. i mean, sure, all you have to do is plop down infront of a camera and snap the picture, but you have to look presentable, and you kiiiiinda have to change your clothes every day, or else people start wondering whether or not you bathe. other than that, the 365 project is one of those things that change your life.
at the beginning of 2008, i was sixteen years old, a junior in high school, and i was just starting to get interested in photography. now, at the end of it all, i am seventeen years old and a senior in high school who has been accepted at the University of Central Florida, and i am even considering making my photography more than 'just a hobby'.
if you've been following me throughout this project, you've seen me at my absolute best, and my absolute worst. i've lost a beloved pet, i've moved house twice, i've lost my camera, i've had ten photographs put in explore, i've been a plant in a musical, and i've even managed to pour my heart out into the space of a tiny description box.
because i decided to be so deliciously vain this year, i have met, and been inspired by, some truly amazing people. i can't hardly tell you how much i appreciate the feedback and encouragement you all have given me! if it weren't for you guys, i probably would have given up back at 70/365.
during my stay here on flickr, i've picked up a few tricks that have seemed to help me A LOT:
- an ounce of kindness goes a long way
- always comment back
- when someone adds you as a contact, the least you could do is check out their stream
- interestingness is based on views, comments, favorites, notes, and relatability
- join TONS of groups
- if someone inspires you in the least, add 'em as a contact!
- tags on a photo make it easier for it to be found in a search
- diptychs and triptychs are WIN
- use high saturation sparingly
- insightful descriptions are more fun to read than the blank ones
i just want to say a big THANK YOU to the following flickrers:
Joshin. (he's going to be doing a 365 project, check him out! I'M PASSING THE TORCH)
thank you for putting up with me and thank you for inspiring me.
ps. i ordered my nikon d40 at 2am!