HOW I STARTED MY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 365

On my birthday in 2015 I decided to start a project 365 and it lasted all of 3 days. THREE! I clearly wasn’t ready at all. I wasn’t committed and other things seemed more important at the time. I still loved photography, I still took a lot of photos throughout the year but every single day? No thank you.

Then a year later we moved from Mississippi to California and one evening I got up, grabbed my camera, went outside shot a mediocre photo of our new neighborhood and decided that this was the first photo of my project 365. And this time it worked. As I am writing this it is day 298 out of 365 and the only day I missed taking a photo was our wedding day – which everybody told me was okay but I am still a tiny bit upset about.

HOW I STARTED MY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 365 BY MAIKE ARMSTRONG

When I started the project for real this time, what had changed was not only my location but more importantly: my mindset. I had been thinking about this project for a whole year before actually taking it on and I had subconsciously prepared for the commitment. I had gathered bits and pieces of information and worked up a certain kind of courage.

But everyone is different. I am apparently the kind of person that needs to breed over an idea for a year before tackling it, you might be the spontaneous type and get to it right away. And the very reason I am writing this is, so that you can prepare your mind sufficiently and don’t have to breed over the idea for as long as I did.

Regardless of what kind of person you are though, you need to start in order to find out. I knew within the first week that this time I was following through with it and I believe that you can too. Just do it – no one is watching. ;) 

Your creative companion,

Maike