In December, one of my goals was to post a photo each day to my Facebook wall. I wanted to see if I ever had a shot at doing a 365 photo challenge that many in the blogging world have successfully completed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to accomplish a month of photos, only skipping one day and making up for it on January 1st. I actually loved doing it and it's been a lot of fun to look back on my entire month in photos. I did try to give up once, but then the next day at work I had some friends tell me how much they enjoyed looking at my pictures and I figured that was my sign to keep going.
So, will I ever do a 365 day photo challenge? Probably not. I had the advantage of Christmas (lots of things to take photos of) and a vacation in December and it was still hard some days. But, I do want to take more photos in 2013, particularly of more of the small events and little moments that make my life so wonderful.
One of the surprising discoveries I made during my photo challenge was the wonderful world of photo collages. There were several days over the month that I had more than one picture I wanted to show off. I discovered a website called Picisto which allowed me to create several fun collages, and then while I was in Miami with only my iPad I discovered an app called Pic Collage, which did the same thing. Here are some fun collages I made over the month:
December 2, 2012: Visiting Katie and Teddy, Dinner with the Family
December 9, 2012: Celebrating Hanukkah with Sarah and Brian as part of our Religious Exchange Program (aka enjoy each other's traditions)
December 13, 2012: Will Run for Wine with Eric
December 15, 2012: Celebrating Christmas with Sarah and Brian as part of our Religious Exchange Program, Part 2
December 24, 2012: Christmas Eve
December 28, 2012: Miami Trip
When I was in high school, I loved making photo collages for friends by printing out a bunch of pictures, cutting them up and then arranging them. This is way easier, but equally fun to look at. I made it a goal for the month of January to make 1 photo collage a week. If I like it, maybe I'll do it all year. Who knows!? Here is Week 1:
I had a great week of watching fireworks (or attempting), having dinner with my friends, and visiting with my favorite dog. If only I didn't have to say goodbye to that beautiful Miami beach!
Do you think you could ever do a 365 day photo challenge? Do you like taking pictures?