One Year Done! by batfish

One Year Done!

Yesterday turned out to be my 365th consecutive photo posted here, and it was a boring workbench photo. I figured I ought to post something a little more cinematic, with some dramatic lighting, to mark the occasion.

I started posting here last December because previous to that, I mostly just took photo when I went hiking, or went to events. Once the weather turned cold, my camera would sit mostly unused until spring. Purchasing Grey Man gave me a subject I could shoot indoors in any weather.

When I started posting here, I had no idea I'd actually make it a full year of taking, editing, and posting a photo every day, but a year later here I am. I think I've learned a lot, and my photography, lighting, and post-processing skills have improved along the way.

All the photos of Grey Man are taken on full manual exposure, manual focus, on a tripod. Doing this every day has gotten me much more confident with my cameras controls.

I've also managed to improve my gear without spending a ton of money. The most expensive thing I picked up was a better tripod, for $175. I also picked up a $40 LED light panel (which turned out to be the best thing since sliced bread) and a $35 mini tabletop tripod. I also picked up a bunch of
Congrats on making it thru the year! I really like this shot... excellent lighting and tones... and for some reason it makes me think of the terminator!
December 16th, 2017  
I have enjoyed following for the last few months :)
December 16th, 2017  
Keep going... You inspire many, keep inspiring!
December 16th, 2017  
None of your photos are ever boring. Thanks for sharing your photography and Grey Man with us.
December 16th, 2017  
Yep @northy has it right... definitely The Terminator!

Congratulations on completing the most original and creative 365 project I've ever seen. I look forward with interest and excitement to year 2.
December 16th, 2017  
December 17th, 2017  
Congrats on completing the year! I have really enjoyed your photos and especially Grey Man and your use of lighting, drama and humour. Thank you.
December 17th, 2017  
I love Grey Man too! Congratulations on your one year accomplishment. I'm looking forward to another year of smiles. Fav.
December 17th, 2017  
Congratulations on Year 1. Thank you for sharing grey man with us.
December 19th, 2017  
Great shot and again well done for completing the year!
December 31st, 2017  
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