Myself and some fellow fab photographers are continuing another year of our Life Stories Project.
Life Stories Project- what’s that? See MONTH 1 for the full story.
Now part of my goal with this project was to actually photograph my children with my “real camera”- you know, the one I use with my clients but seem to never take out for my own kids. But the reality is, that it takes time to shoot, download, edit, upload, etc. personal photos- and that time is HARD to find, especially this time of year when business is crazy busy.
So I thought instead, I’d show you how I REALLY document my kids’ daily lives.
A few years ago, 2007 to be exact, I did a 365 photo project. I took a photo, every day, for the entire year. It was really an amazing thing- and yes I even used my “real camera.” Now I’ve tried this project a few times over the years since then, but always failed as it was just too much work, to shoot/download/edit/upload every single day.
THEN last year some fellow photographer, posted on Facebook how there was a cool app for your iphone, that was easy-peasy- and you could do the 365 project that way! Well since I always have my iphone handy, it seemed like it would be a good option.
SO January 1st, 2012 of this year, I started a 365 project- using ONLY my iphone (or ipad when my phone was broken) to take the photos. It’s been LIBERATING. Snap, click the app, and DONE. You can even add captions, and easily post it right to your FB profile, in it’s own 365 album. While I’m sure my FB friends don’t necessary need to see them every day, it helps keep me accountable!
SO- here is a screenshot, of this fabulous app, from this month’s photos thus far. As you can see- nothing super stunning or exciting photographically- BUT it’s a 1sec view of our life that day, and what went on in their lives. And I LOVE it.
I will add the disclaimer, that being a photographer I of course have a few “photo editing apps” on my phone, and do sometimes use them. My FAVE is one called CameraBag, and the other I use sometimes is the VSCO app. Fun if you have a few minutes to mess with some preset photo filter options.
To see the next blog in our chain, check out this amazing Connecticut Photographer- Danielle Frank!