Digital Doors was created as a place for me to blog and share resources that I think would be helpful for teachers integrating technology in meaningful ways in their classroom. My goal would be to write a blog post a week, but with my busy schedule, that doesn't happen. I write when I can and rely on nifty tools to help me share what I am finding when I don't have time to write.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
365 Day Photo Challenge
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Last year in early January, I read about the 366 Flickr Challenge. The challenge was to take a post a photo every day of 2008. Well, at that point, I had already missed out because New Years day had come and passed. I wrote a post about my own personal challenge. I was going to try to take one photo a day in my classroom. I completely failed. I took a lot of photos in my class, but I couldn't get in the habit of intentionally taking one a day. I would get busy teaching and forget to take photos.
Well this year, I decided I would try again. My goals are to keep my eyes out for the wonders around me, document a great year and improve my photography techniques. Since I am not in the classroom this year, I am not going to be focusing on my class. Just life in general. Funny, I have only been doing this for 7 days and I am already thinking of themes for how I will do it next year. So far, I have not had difficulty finding at least one photo a day. In fact, I am having trouble deciding which photo of many to use everyday. Sometimes a photo is about the composition and quality, but sometime it is about the story of the day. I am using a Canon PowerShot A560 (point and shoot) digital camera for most of the photos. So another thing that I will learn is the limits of the camera. I started off in photography as a teenager and have loved taking photos ever since. I admit to getting lazy with the new little point and shoots that are just so much more handy than the huge camera bag I used to lug around with all the different lenses. Sometimes, though, when I see the perfect shot, I really miss those lenses. But most of the time, I feel that I am actually able to be a better photographer because the camera is there when the photo opportunity rises. How many shots have I missed digging for the perfect lens. So, hopefully I will be able to keep up with this journey and you can watch me grow as a photographer. I am posting my photos at Martha's 365 Photo Challenge. I am also a member of a Flickr Group where several of us are sharing our photos each day. I am hoping that this will encourage me to see this challenge through.
Even though it is too late to start the 365 challenge this year. Consider sharing a photo a week. Or just making an effort to document more of the wonder and learning in your life with photos throughout the year . Pin It Now!