“Picture of the Day” has been one of the most popular memes among my photography geek friends for the last year or so. The idea is that you take a picture a day, and then post it for the world to see, usually on Flickr or Facebook. Different people approach the project in different ways — some take a picture and post it on the same day, some take a series of shots, and then post one a day.
I’m shooting for the former approach. I think it’s more creative and challenging, and more likely to get me back into that “camera’s eye” mindset. That said, I’m not going to be a slave to the format; if I have a couple of good shots I may run them over successive days.
My goals for this project are twofold. I want to learn more about my camera, the Nikon D60. It’s a digital SLR that we bought a few years back, and it can do far, far more than I’ve done with it. The same goes for my new iPhone 4, which has a decent camera built in, and the advantage of being with me where ever I go.
Second, I want to get back in a creative groove. I used to do a lot of photography in when I was in high school and college, as well as when I was working in newspapers but over the years I fell out of it. My other creative endeavors, namely Nuketown and its podcast, have been languishing the last few months because of time commitments, but a picture a day seems manageable.
And finally, here’s my first two pictures in the series: