For this final picture I decided to stray from the other 365 digital images that I posted and upload a picture of a polaroid. I took this today outside of my house after we had walked back from getting lunch at a local bakery.
The girl in the picture happens to be my best friend and probably the biggest influence in getting me to finish this project. There was a time a few months ago where I got so behind that I considered dropping the whole task, but when she asked why I had stopped and then told me that looking at the pictures I posted was something she looked forward to doing every morning, I couldn’t let myself stop. And of course I had my family and a couple friends push me to finish, but I don’t think I would have without her.
I’ve learned and grown so much as a photographer throughout this year. I’ve been forced to go out and use my camera everyday (although I admit I often took a bunch of pictures one day and used the ones I liked for the next couple of days), but not only did I have to post a picture everyday, I had to post one that was different, new, and original. That taught me how to view a photo as a composition and not just a photograph.
I’m extremely glad that I decided to start this blog, and I’m both surprised and happy that I was able to make it to the end. I’m certainly going to feel empty now that I won’t have the constant thought of “what could I post tonight?” bouncing around in my head. I’ve contemplated the idea of starting up a new photo blog, not a 365 project, but something photography based… But who knows?
Thanks to all of my followers, because without all of you I would have had no purpose of posting all of these pictures! Also thanks for putting up with the extreme lag that I had for a couple of months when I got so behind.
Well, I guess this is the end.. Thanks to everyone for supporting me, it’s been quite the journey.
-Austin Curzon; Photographer