A Photo A Day…
For the first time ever, I have actually stuck to a New Year’s resolution: take a photo of something special everyday and share it with the world.
Armed with my trusty iPhone and a newly awakened eye for the absurd, the unusual, the delectable, the touching and the just plain awesomeness that each day holds, I have been documenting every day of 2011 on my other tumblr joshuawopad.
Aside from simply capturing memories, this project has actually compelled me on a number of occasions to go out of my way and actually create experiences for myself worth sharing with others.
Taking a photo a day, has really pushed me to not only make the most out of everyday, but also to stop, look around and really take the time to appreciate my surroundings. It is for this reason that I was absolutely thrilled when I first heard that the GOOD 30 Day Challenge for November is to document your life through photos!
So dust off your polaroids and point-and-shoots and fire up those DSLR and camera phones with the intention of capturing something that excites you each day for the next 30 days.
If your trigger finger isn’t itching by now, I’ll leave you with a TEDx talk from one of my favorite bloggers Colin Wright. While his project was a little more ambitious calling for a short piece of writing, a photograph and a drawing everyday for 365 days, it was really the photography assignment that resonated with him and changed his view on life.
"The photography aspect of it was what really changed my perspective. Because to take one photo a day, something that is interesting, something that is worth putting up on the web, you have to carry a camera with you everywhere you go and carrying a camera with you everywhere you go changes your perspective on life because you are walking through life looking at everything as a potential photograph. All of a sudden it’s a composition… You can find something interesting in anything"
I found Colin’s TEDx talk shortly after I embarked on my own photo project and his words perfectly captured so many of my own feelings on the experience. The rest of his talk on Extreme Lifestyle Experiments is also well worth a listen to figure out how to design a better future for yourself. You can view the original post on his blog Exile Lifestyle and check out the full video below.
So hopefully you already have your first photo in mind and will join me and GOOD this month in taking a picture everyday. Whether you are instagram-ing, flickring, tumbling, facebooking or tweeting, be sure to share those photos allowing other to gain a glimpse into your unique perspective on the world.
- Photo A Day - Me
- The GOOD 30-Day Challenge: Document Your Life - GOOD Blog
- Extreme Lifestyle Experiments: My TEDEX Talk - Colin Wright | Exile Lifestyle
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