Friday, December 31, 2010

DAY 365!!!


 Hooray I made it day 365!  I am so happy to have finished my year long goal, one picture everyday!  Obviously not all of them were perfect, and there were many days that I wasn't motivate but I am so glad I challenged myself and pushed through!

My goals at the beginning of the year was to shoot RAW and manual which I did for every single picture I took this entire year.  Because I challenged myself I was able to learn how to use my camera creatively and post process them to my liking (though I have a lot to learn about PP!)

Mostly I am grateful for all the love and support I received this year!  My husband has been truly remarkable and patient as I have pursued my goals.  His love and support are unwavering and I am grateful for that.  I am also grateful for my two little muses, and even if they won't let me take their picture, I am glad I have a years worth of picture to document their growing.

Lastly I am to grateful for the wonderful friendships I am have made this year blogging and on flickr.  I am especially honored to a muse with 8 wonderful women!  Thank you for all the wonderful comments and support even if I haven't been there.  You all are awesome!

Here are a few more pictures from today's photo shoot and some outtakes!

xoxo
April :)




19 comments:

Sarah P. said...

Congratulations!!!! Great work. I love that first one, so awesome.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Congrats!! It has been fun following you...My very first flickr contact! Thank you for joining me in the all the craziness called Mortal Muses.

Love ya and the red-heads!

xo tam

Suki said...

:) So happy for you! Thank you for inspiring me and being an awesome muse.
Although I joined you only halfway through your 365.
Love all the wor you did through this past year!

Angie said...

Congratulations April! I'm celebrating completing my 365, too. It's a big day. I agree about the love and support from my husband. Never a negative word about the time I spent behind the camera. Looking forward to watching your photography evolve. Happy New Year!

lucy said...

hip hip hooray --

love your final photo - like the cherry on top of the sundae.

so glad we connected this year, through our 365 and the muses. what an adventure!

here's to the best year ever!

xoxoxo

rachel june* said...

Congrats April!!! doing a 365 because of your inspiration, I now know what a feat that is. Wow, I feel so unmotivated right now w/ mine I hope I can deliver.

I love this picture of you, perfect end! i hope you continue to post lots b/c i love seeing your photos!!!

mosey said...

Yay! I want to be jumping in that snow with you! (love the one with the scarf in front of your face - hee heh....)

Congratulations. You are an inspiration to me, for certain. x

mamatronic said...

Woohoo! That is so awesome that you didn't miss a day. You are inspiring to have shot manual the whole time, 365 is the best way to push through and learn, huh?

Jeff Grandon said...

Congratulations, April, you made it!

PhotoPuddle said...

Yay, congratulations on completing your 365! It's been a fantastic year of photos!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Congratulations ~ your photos are wonderful! Heres's to a wonderful New Year ~ Rebecca

Ash said...

That's awesome you made it the whole year! You've inspired me to do it! I'm a little nervous because I don't know if I can stick to 365 days, but watching how amazing you've become has helped me make up my mind to just do it! Thanks for sticking to it and sharing it. :)

Marina said...

Congratulations April! Your journey is inspiring and while I *think* I can do 365 days of photos, doing them all in *gulp* manual mode AND raw is daunting... you are amazing!

Great final photo and love the outtakes :D

Best wishes for a wonderful 2011!

dorisrudddesigns said...

Congratulations, April! Job well done.

Jamie said...

Congratulations!!!!! What an amazing accomplishment.

Louisiana Belle said...

I think I congratulated you on Flickr, but I don't mind doing it again. :) To actually complete the project by shooting completely manual...well...my hat's off to you! You should be extremely proud! The last photo is so representative of your fun, creative self.

M. Hassan said...

Congratulations! I'm proud to say I've followed every single photo you took for the past year & I've seen a huge improvement, but mostly, I'm proud of you because you finished your project.

So, what's next? I'm curious!

museumeg said...

Ha ha! I love the one with your scarf flipping up in your face. Great job! I have really enjoyed looking at your photos this year. You are very gifted. Thank you.

Maegan Beishline said...

Yay! Congratulations! I love all these photos! So, are you ready to start another year???