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I've long had an appreciation of the visual world, but I've never studied it or had any real training in interpreting it. I only know what appeals to me. I purchased my first SLR in March 2012 and I've taken a lot of photos when traveling, but I never seem to have enough time to practice and critique my own work. My friend (@Taffy) found out about 365 Project and we decided this would be a good way to jump in, make a commitment, and do our best to grow a little at a time. Began 365: January 1, 2013

I welcome critique! Please be liberal with constructive criticism . . .

2014 update:
Finished my first year with only a couple of fillers total, and loved the experience! I learned a lot, and want to continue with this wonderful community. My travel schedule and lack of consistent access to good internet while traveling, as well as my overfilled computer storage dilemmas (seriously, a thousand photos in a week? x how many weeks of travel??) often mean being behind in uploading but I eventually catch up.

2015 update:
Enjoyed year two at "my pace" and have decided to continue with year three as I have enjoyed the experience of the previous two years very much. I still have a lot I want to learn, and I enjoy the interactions with people in this community, and the ability to look back over time and see what I have been photographing. I continue to travel a lot internationally and have inconsistent time and internet access, but I will do what I can.

New focus for 2016: Learn to use Lightroom. Started in September 2016.

Focus for 2017: Continue to learn Lightroom, and begin to learn Photoshop?

I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, and favs. I apologize in advance for my inconsistency in posting and responding, but I will visit your albums whenever I can.

A few of my personal favorites: http://365project.org/tags/jy-fav

A few on PP with thanks to Alexis Birkill for organizing them: http://alexisbirkill.com/365project/popularpage/getuserdetails.php?username=jyokota

(profile image from Ghibli Studio)