Previous Projects

If you’re new to the 2012 Project 30, you may not know that there was also a 2010 Project 30 (the FIRST Project 30). In order to keep things orderly around here, I’ve collected all the pertinent info from way back in 2010 when I did my first year of daily photo blogging.

2010 Project Overview:
In an effort to keep my photography skills as sharp as possible, I’ve decided to embark on a photographic journey starting on January 1, 2010. For thirty days (give or take a day depending on the month) I’ll photograph images based on a predetermined theme. Each day I’ll post a different photo here until month’s end at which point I’ll select a new theme and start the process all over again. At the end of 2010 I will have 365 photos separated into twelve categories chronicling the past year. To start the project off, I’ve decided to photograph everyday objects. Stay tuned.

2010 Themes:
January: everyday objects
February: cold
March: self portrait
April: black & white
May: love
June: texture
July: color
August: motion
September: water
October: warmth
November: people
December: family

2010 Photographer Bio:
I took my first photography class in college over ten years ago. More than anything else, that class taught me the importance of composition – a crucial concept to any artist no matter the chosen medium. After graduation, I periodically picked up my old Olympus SLR, but it wasn’t until my husband bought me a Nikon D40 DSLR for our anniversary two years ago that I really got the photography bug. Since then I’ve started photographing high-end costume jewelry for Lenora Dame and have taken the camera on numerous vacations across the state and across the country. I look forward to seeing what I capture during this project.

2010 Equipment:
I’ll be using several cameras for this project including a Nikon D40, Nikon D90 (both DSLR) and occasionally a Canon SD 550 point-and-shoot. I bought my husband an AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D lens for Christmas (how thoughtful of me) which I’ve completely fallen in love with and will be using extensively to capture the extra shallow depth-of-field images you will see throughout this project, especially during this first month of everyday objects.

3/4/2010 update:
Yesterday, I received a fabulous Nikon D300s from my hubby as an early birthday gift, so I have to add it to the list of equipment. I’m looking forward to learning all the ins and outs of this new hi-tech camera.

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