I have decided to stop my One Photo a Day project, the reasons are as follows.
1. Time, life is so busy that I am finding it hard to make the time to get a shot.
2. Partly due to no.1 I find that my photos are just not very interesting. I wanted quality shots and I find most of the ones I have taken to be rather dull and mere snaps, maybe symbolic of daily life who knows.
3. Not expanding my skills, the idea behind me doing the project was to expand my creativity and learning of Photography and the shots are just not doing that for me.
4. The project is preventing me from thinking about quality rather than quantity.
I am however considering something similar that would not require a daily photograph. Honestly at this point I’d much rather produce quality images than quantity. As my daily work does not involve Photography it often has to wait till the end of the day before getting the photograph, and a lot of the time that means cutting into time with my wife and things that I need to attend too.
I am disappointed in myself to get this far and abandon the project, but if there is no benefit from doing it then I see no point to make you and I suffer from the images 🙂
This project has taught me though that my best images come from projects rather than single shots, not to say that I don’t really like some of my single shots but they do feel more hit or miss.
Stay tuned though, my passion for photography has not changed just my approach to getting the kind of images I want to produce. In fact with Spring and summer kicking in I expect there to be plenty of images flowing through my fingers!