One Year Of Photography by Howard Haby

About This Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog.

My name is Howard Haby and I am going to attempt a 365 project. The idea behind this project is this: you take and post a picture each day, everyday for a year. Essentially, I’ll be taking pictures of anything (anyone)  and everything (everyone) then I will pick a picture to post… each and every day.  I thought it would be a great way to keep me creative, motivated and behind the lens (where I love to be). I’m guessing there will be days when I’ll be in front of the lens as well, days when  inspiration runs dry and then evaporates as time runs out and I panic,  setting up an epic  mental barrier that no idea can get through… then I’ll start with the self-portraits. Hopefully it won’t come to that, and maybe I’ll even do a couple self-portraits for fun, and not desperation.

This project will also give me the opportunity to get out there and use my camera a little more and in different ways. You can know all there is about your camera, and a lot about photography, but there’s always more. More to learn, more to see, more to discover . . . about photography, about life, about yourself. I’m looking forward to this journey and I want you to tag along. If you are a fan of photography, then drop by. Come everyday if you like! Bring coffee! It might even be fun!

I’m really interested in seeing what will come from the lens in the next year, the things that go right, the things that go wrong, the things that will look nothing like what I thought they would look like, and the  final result there of. And I’m interested in seeing what you think, so if you see something you like or something that appeals to you, leave a comment and let me know.

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6 responses

  1. Hello Howard,
    I found the link to this blog from your Sedna photography blog, and I’ve gotta say I am SO impressed with your photography. I’m a photographer myself, and I live here in Goose Bay as well. Do you ever find that you’re struggling to find something interesting to take a picture of? I find that hard most days. I don’t know, perhaps I’m just hard to please when it comes to my photography! Have you tried going down around the Churchill river bridge? the one towards the South Coast? it’s quite nice down there. You can check out a few of my pictures on my flickr website. I have a facebook group as well if you would like to check it out. ‘mjpoolephotography’. I guess I could consider you ‘the competition’ but I choose not to, because as artists we choose to create and not compete. Good luck in your future photography excursions. I will be checking back frequently, you’ve got me hooked!

    Mandy

    February 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    • Howard

      Hi Mandy
      First off, thanks for leaving such a nice comment. I am in full agreement with you on the choice to create, not compete. I’m more collaborative than competitive anyway.I just want to create.
      I haven’t been to that bridge yet, I’ve seen it in pictures, but I should venture down there sometime. I’ll have a look at your photography shortly.

      As for your question about coming up with ideas for photos, the answer is yes. And no. Sometimes I have so many ideas that I couldn’t possible shoot them all, but then sometimes I just run dry. Those days (during this project) are the “Oh crap, I still have to take a picture today!” days. But honestly, when I have time to think and relax, I know something will come to me. I just let the ideas flow in – I think of one thing which leads to another, and I’ll build on that, yadda yadda yadda. When I’m in a rush, or have a really busy day and the cats are meowing to be fed, and work was rough and the dog chewed up my wife’s shoe when I was suppose to be watching him,… those days suck for ideas for me. So in essence, it’s all about my frame of mind. And of course, lots of times something just pops in my brain. It could be triggered by something I see or hear, and I just try to remember it and follow through on it.

      The big thing for me is finding time and people to photograph. I love portraiture, but finding people to work with, and finding the time to do it is sometimes an issue.

      Thanks again for your comment, and for following my blog. It’s great to communicate with another someone following my blog and a fellow photographer. Take care.

      February 20, 2010 at 12:38 am

  2. Hi, nice to meet you !

    September 23, 2010 at 10:59 am

    • Howard

      Thanks!

      September 23, 2010 at 11:34 am

  3. Hi

    I stumbled across your blog as I have just started a 365 project of my own.

    I am fairly new to photography, but am attempting (as you say above) to get out there and be creative.

    I am only 10 days in, but the variety and quality of the images here is really cool. I hope I can keep mine going long enough to get close.

    Good luck for the remainder of the project

    Regards

    Rob
    robfranklin83.wordpress.com

    September 30, 2010 at 8:00 am

    • Howard

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, Rob. I wish I could give some advice on getting through one of these, but to be honest, you just have to keep doing it! And it does get hard! But I know that my photography has improved through this experiment. Sometimes you take a photo to continue on to the next day, and sometimes you have the oppourtunity and time to create something that is pretty good.

      If you need encouragement, I dropped by your blog just a little while ago, and I think the photos you have so far are great. I’ll definitely be dropping by to check out what you’re up to, and to drop a comment from time to time.

      Thanks again for checking out this blog. Best of luck!

      September 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm

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