Visual storytelling – Project 365

In 2010, I’m going to take a photo a day to learn more about, well, many things. The idea comes from Project 365, which is “How to Take a Photo a Day and See Your Life in a Whole New Way”.

What can I do with this?

  • Discipline – it seems easy enough now, but it might be easy to forget to take at least one picture a day at some point. Training the habit consciously at first is my way to tackle that issue.
  • Practice – I need to test my camera a lot more. I have had it for two years now, and I still haven’t understood all its features. Not that it is complex, but I don’t know how to switch between options quickly when the situation calls for it. I am also uncertain about the ideal method for certain situations. I end up with pictures that I discard because they are blurry in a bad way, not an artistic way!
  • Storytelling – I plan to tell a story of some kind with each picture, but the entire string of pictures will tell a story, or two or three. I’d like to learn about the visual aspect of storytelling because I tend to focus on the written word of storytelling. While I take the pictures, I’d like to think about the image from the perspective of someone who is visually impaired. That might sound bizarre, but my interest in accessibility makes me work to develop an awareness of other means of perception.

Follow my experiments and experiences on Flickr in My Project 365 – 2010.