A photo a day keeps the lazy away

January 17, 2023

In the year 2020, I decided to take one photo per day, using the same camera + lens combination and posting the JPG as generated by the camera, with no editing. It was a great experiment that forced me to get creative and actually shoot on a daily basis.

15/365 - iPhone 14 Pro

I’ve since learned that this is called "a 365" and lots of people do it. Including me, again, this year. This year I’m throwing out the rule book—except that the photo must be taken on the specific day of the year that I’m posting it. I can use any camera or lens, and I can edit as much as I care to.

17/365 - Fujifilm X-T5 with 16-55mm f2.8

Allowing myself this leeway has made me enjoy the process quite a bit more. If I opt for the laziest option (iPhone camera), I know I’m in for an editing headache to get the image to a standard I’m happy with. The same goes for drone or action cam photos. This makes me find more opportunities to go for a walk with a “real” camera.

12/365 - iPhone 14 Pro

I’m posting these on my Glass profile, so grab a not-free-but-cheap account and follow along! And shoot me a comment so I can follow you.

2/365 - DJI Mini 3 Pro

The featured photo at the top was 1/365 taken on Fujifilm X-T5 with TTArtisans 50mm f1.2.