One-A-Day: My Photo Project for 2021
With 2020 finally over, I’m ready to start the new year with a new project. I’m going to take one good photo every day and post it on social media. I will use either my iPhone, my Ricoh GR III, or my new Fuji XT-30. The photo has to have been taken that day; I won’t save up a few in reserve. Every photo will be fresh.
On this blog, I will post the photo I chose, as well as any other photos that I took that day that meet my very subjective criteria of “good”. I will also post any creative edits of the photos I’ve taken. It’s a simple project, but it forces me to get out and shoot, every day, no matter what, as well as practice editing. I’ve taken photography courses (and will probably take a few more this year), and I’ve read a lot of photography books (and have a bunch lined up for this year already), but there’s no substitute for just getting out there and shooting.
Here’s the photo I chose for Day One: Mark walking up the subway steps. I edited it to make the tiles look bright and glassy.
And here are the other contenders.
West 97th Street after the rain. Here I chose color, but made it look hazy/dreamy.
Here’s a black and white version. I like both the color and black and white. Hard to pick a favorite. The black and white has that moody film noir look that I love.
Here’s a high-contrast black and white.
I was drawn to this bodega, as well. The harsh bright fluorescent lights against the dark background in the upper left corner was pretty striking.
Today is Day 2 and I’ve taken a few this morning, but I’m sure I’ll get some very nice ones later today, as it’s a nice day today and I’ll be hitting the streets soon.