Ultimate daily challenge

April 19th, 2010
When I lack motivation for my 365 project, I think about Jim Brandenburg's project.

He gave himself a challenge: for ninety days between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, he would MAKE ONLY ONE photograph a day. No second shots. Three rolls of films - that's it. (The book of all the photos was published in 1998.)

You can see all ninety AMAZING photographs at jimbrandenburg.com
Just mouse over "View Gallery" and click on "Chased By The Light"
April 19th, 2010
Wow, I don't think I could do that. I love taking lots of photos and I love photoshop too! His stuff is phenomenal!
April 19th, 2010
i definatly do not have the self discipline for anything like that! would be great and interesting if i did, but i ant i am WEAK!!

what a talented photographer he is tho, every one of those photos are amazing!
April 19th, 2010
Wow that is a phenomenal gallery :O

Definitely shows a lot of discipline

thanksf or sharing!
April 19th, 2010
thanks for sharing,there's so much to learn from his 30 solid years of work with National G.!
April 19th, 2010
I think the real take away from this Photog is that you really need to think about your shot before you take it. Have a vision of what you want and strive your hardest to get that vision.

I wonder if he would be so disciplined in the digital area. Film days, you didn't want to waste film. on the other hand he tied up a camera until the roll was complete. which makes me wonder if he had multiple cameras.
April 19th, 2010
In his book (Chased by the Light), he talks about needing to get back to the excitement and challenge of his art. As a professional, he was shooting thousands of images for a small project. He shoots for National Geographic and other magazines as well has having 3 personal galleries here in Minnesota.

He never intended to publish his project. He just did it for himself, but now it is probably his most famous work.

Since then, he has done a 90 day summer project, but this time he allowed himself to take many shots, and still chose one per day - just like we do. :-)
April 19th, 2010
Thank you for sharing this link. His photos are amazing.
April 19th, 2010
I made this link a homepage. I have to show my dad.
thank you soo much for sharing this link!
this is the EXACT kind of photography I want to be doing.
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