Today is the last day of my Flickr 366. The end of taking one picture every day. I've only missed 8 days, which I'm pretty impressed with. After the jump, here's a short list of things I've learned.
1. It's hard
Remembering to do it is hard enough, but finding something to take a picture of is harder. Where possible I tried to include people. But sometimes you spend a day somewhere where people don't want you taking pictures.
2. It's creative
Even though it's forced it's still a creative act. You still have to think about composition and the like. It's a good discipline and I'd say it's worth trying this if you're a creative.
3. Sometimes there's a long time between 2 days.
7am in one country on Monday and 11pm in another on Tuesday, sometimes that can be 48 hours apart.
4. Camera everywhere = good
Obvious but true.
6. I missed less than I thought I would
Only 8, which is pretty good.
7. It's the best diary I've ever had
It's incredibly easy to remember where you were and what you were doing when there's a simple (dated) photographic record.
I'm glad it's over though. And I'm ready to try a new thing. 2009 - a sketch every day.