I am 25 years old and living in western New York with my husband, two dogs and two cats.
I successfully completed my first 365 project in February. I debated continuing because I really enjoy taking photos. But I got burned out towards the end. I stuck with the project, but the photo quality really suffered as I ran low of subject matter and ambition. So I decided to take a break, not knowing if it would be short, long or permanent.
Turns out it was long. After about two months of barely taking any photos I started to really miss it. But I didn't want to wind up in the same funk again, so I started looking for a theme to base my next project around.
Then I got an iPod for my birthday. And while browsing Apps, I found one that collects the word-of-the-day from 11 different websites. And I was inspired. So I tried to pick a day that wasn't completely random, like I did the first time. I didn't want to wait until the beginning of the year and my birthday had just passed so I settled on the first day of Autumn. It is still somewhat random, but I love Autumn, the colors, the sweater weather, the pumpkin flavored coffee, Halloween, so why not?
So here's how this 365 project will work - every day I will open my Vocabology App and base my photo on one of the 11 words-of-the-day, that word will be the title of my photo (meaning it may be in a language other than English, even though I only speak English and a small bit of Spanish).
I will be using the camera on my iPod for some of the photos this go 'round and playing with more artsy effects. The first project taught me how to use my camera and Photoshop and I feel like I know that really well now. So I will be pushing myself to experiment more this time and use the editing Apps on my iPod for funky effects.
I post the stuff I think is halfway decent to Picasa, you can check it out here, http://picasaweb.google.com/zhmyers