The Daily Happensnap

I’m attempting my first ever 365 photography project for 2011. I’ll be posting photos here under the Daily Happensnap category and on Flickr in the Daily Happensnap photo set.

These will truly be “happensnaps.” I do plan to make a study of digital photography this year, and I do hope collect a more considered portfolio along the way, but my 365 project will be made up of whatever I can manage to snap on any and every given day as I run around taking care of my day job.

My main camera is a Canon Rebel T1i, an entry-level digital SLR. Entry-level is good enough for me. I’m very much a beginner, and I love my Rebel. I don’t like to leave home without it.

For times when I need something more compact, though, I have a Canon Powershot SX210. I also plan to follow the advice of Chase Jarvis, and rely heavily on my iPhone 3G camera. As the man says, “The Best Camera is the One That’s With You.”

I read somewhere that one way to motivate yourself to keep going with a 365 project is to buy yourself a new piece of gear after every completed month. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t allow for this particular reward system. I’ve decided instead that I will buy myself a new book about photography whenever I complete a full month of my project or whenever I can afford a new book, whichever comes first. If you’d like to help me in some way, or give me a little push of encouragement for my project, you are welcome to visit my photo book wish list on Amazon.

I’m writing this on Day 1. I have 364 more days to go. I have no idea how far I will make it. I just know I’m happy if I’m snapping, and I plan to give it my best shot. Check in on me from time to time if you want to see how I’m doing.

My Happensnaps 2011

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