I think I started two personal photography projects last year and I failed to complete both of them. I felt little to no desire to pick up my camera. Sometimes when I start feeling that way, I take my camera and visit the students at the training center to snap a few shots to post on the college’s Facebook page. Due to COVID, I didn’t have that creative outlet, so everything felt dry. Any photos that I did make felt forced and uninspired.

So, I decided that I’m going to shoot through 2021. No matter what, I’m going to take my camera out every day and snap something. I know not every image is going to be a winner, but it’ll be something. I’m not really following any prompts. I’m just shooting what I like, but if I see a fun prompt, I’ll use that too and give credit where credit is due.

I’m hoping that by sharing my plans in this space that I’ll be more likely to finish out the year.

1.365 Self Portrait

I really enjoyed The Art of You Breakout course with Chanel French. My photography goals this year are to take a few more courses and document more of my every day. I wish I’d taken more pictures last year, but I just wasn’t feeling it.

2.365 Cloudy Day

It was so very cold today… I was not meant for this.

3.365 My Kitchen Window

When we were house hunting the one thing {well, two of the one things} I insisted on was a window above the sink…

This year, I’d like to add more plant to the sill. Maybe a hanging plant in a macrame holder.

4.365 Bleu

I let her out of the crate for a little while… She goes back for testing on Wednesday. Hopefully, she’s heart worm free.

5.365 Coffee Reflections

There are few things more perfect than a hot cup of coffee.

6.365 Flower

I’m neither shocked nor surprised by what occurred today. And those of you who are wringing your hands and wondering how this could happen have not been paying attention.

7.365 Morning Meetings

I spent today in multiple meetings.. Fun times. One was library related and the others required some creativity. Usually, all day meetings leave me grumbly, but when you’re doing something you enjoy it feels a little less like work.

Are you working on any personal photography projects? If so, I’d love to read about it. And, if you’re on Instagram, give me a follow so we can support and encourage each other.


Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}




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