As you all can see, keeping up with a project 365 can be difficult for numerous reasons. I can understand why a lot of photographers choose to complete a project 365 using their phones. It’s easier, convenient and a faster way to get your photos online. It does beat having to upload pictures from a memory card all the time, but I had never planned to complete my project 365 using a phone. I needed to practice using my camera and get comfortable with it, I needed to learn and practice manual mode, and I needed to practice composition, exposure and focus.

Picking up my camera everyday afforded me those opportunities and I have seen a definite improvement in my photography as a result of my decision. To think this all started for those reasons and because I needed a way to relieve stress at my previous job because the old methods were no longer quite as effective as they had once been. The decision to pick up my camera everyday has changed the way I see things; I spend time looking for great photographic opportunities and planning out the next shot that I want to take. When I say I like to plan things, I mean I like to plan pretty much EVERYTHING and my photography is no different.

I have envisioned photos in my head day in and day out waiting for the chance I would get to capture the photo. The project forced me to carry my camera with me everywhere I go and to not care if people think I’m weird for randomly whipping out my camera to get some photos. It used to feel weird carrying my camera everywhere with me when I first started this journey, but now the opposite is true. I feel NAKED if I don’t have my camera with me when I go out somewhere and I love the looks people give me when I bring my camera out to get some pics. I’m happiest when I’m behind the camera attempting to capture a shot that I’ve seen in my head hundreds of times. I’m even happier when I get the shot I had envisioned. My 365 has not really taken a back seat as I still take my camera with me everywhere and try to take a picture every day. It’s that I just don’t have the time to post pics on my blog every day. So, I’m going to stop stressing myself out over it.

The pictures I’m uploading in this post I took back in June. In June, not a lot was going on other than my new job at North Carolina State University. My awesome husband recommended me to a local business that was having an event so some pictures from that are included. Lastly, I was asked to be the second shooter at a wedding for a friend from high school who studied photography in college. It was one of the best experiences in my photography journey and I learned so much from her. She was patient with me, understanding and gave me some very useful tips and advice. I cherish that opportunity and hope to have more. This is a two part post because 26 photos seems like a lot to put in one post. I could be wrong. Anyway, there isn’t much to say about these photos other than I hope you enjoy them and CC is welcome. 🙂

Photo 0378

ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/2.8 | 1/160 sec

Photo 0548

ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/3.5 | 1/500 sec

Photo 0624

ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/3.5 | 1/4000 sec

Photo 0641

ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/2.8 | 1/1600 sec

Photo 0809

ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/2.8 | 1/250 sec

Photo 0869

ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/2.8 | 1/200 sec

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ISO 4000 | 50 mm | f/2.8 | 1/50 sec

So, I know above I said there wasn’t much to say about the photos (and that’s still true a little), but I noticed that I shot this photo in 4000 ISO and there is some graininess or noise in the photo. So, I need to make a mental note not to shoot at an ISO that’s too high.

Well, those are all of the photos for this post! I hope you all enjoyed them! 🙂 If you’re not already following me on Instagram (@krispphotos), please do! And don’t forget to like my Facebook page too!!