Getting ready for Project 365 (2017)

2016 is almost over and is time to think about 2017. For me it means starting another Project 365! I did this in 2013 and 2015, doing it again in 2017 would make it every two years. I learned a lot during the last two projects, but there is still so much more to learn. There is nothing better then in my view then taking photos every day.

My goal for this project is to concentrate only on Nature photography. Nature photography covers a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

I truly love this area of photography since it implies technical restrictions I embrace. True Nature photography does not allow techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including the removal of elements added by the camera, such as dust spots and digital noise. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. In other words, do it right the first time using the camera.

One aspect I need to improve on is to learn more about what my lenses see. By understand what my different lenses see I will be able to integrate the lens’ vision with my mind’s creativity.

In closing, for next year’s Project 365 I will pick a topic for each of the 12 months, such as using a Street Lens (24-85 mm) or Normal Lens (50 mm) only. This will force me to learn to master that aspect of photograph. Keeping with my promise of posting one article each week, I will write about what my perspective and creative thoughts were for each of the daily photo taken. I will also outline my goals for the next upcoming week of photos.

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