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Welcome to the Teenies

…or whatever it is we’re calling this new decade! It’s day 7 of the new year so I’m sure many of you have already broken your resolutions but you’re still doing better than me because I didn’t even make any!

I have just decided, though, that some sort of daily photo blogging will be one of my goals for 2010. I am inspired by this blog by professional photographer, Rachel Devine, which showcases beautiful photos of her family and life in Australia on a daily basis. I also like this blog with daily photos, and an accompanying paragraph or so of text, from Paris. This one from Canada, and this one from Norway, are also inspiring.

What I love about daily photo blogging is not just the encouragement to get the camera out daily but also the idea that you can showcase the not-so-perfect and not-most-interesting aspects of life which may not normally be documented. I plan to start this weekend and over the next couple of days will be setting up the actual photoblog (I’m guessing that’s going to be considerably easier than finding daily photography inspiration)!

If you have advice, want to join in with your own daily photo effort, or have other daily photo blogs to recommend, let us know in the comments. Happy New Year!

Ray Davis

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  • Elle

    Shuttercal.com or dailymugshot.com are good for this. simple too!

  • Great idea!

    I started my “Travel-Living” photoblog just a month ago, with daily photobloging as the idea, combined with small written observations about what I shot. I love photography, and for me it is an excellent medium to take the time to appreciate every day in some little way.

    If you want to start a Flickr group to post to daily, you can count me in!



  • Im one of the three photographers behind framenotincluded.com mentioned in the article. Im glad we can be of some inspiration for others.
    I thought I could share a couple of experiences on daily photoblogging.

    First of all we did it because we wanted to learn more about photography. None of us had any experience with photography and where pretty much at the same level when we started the blog. The goal was for us to get better as photographers, and push each other to get better. Now two years later we can confirm that our daily photoblog has helped achieve this goal. A lot of the tips about becoming a better photographer, is to take a lot of pictures. It makes sense, and it works.

    The hard thing about running a daily photoblog is that you really have to make an effort. I am really glad we are three guys sharing the workload. Even with a couple of days between my images being published, it can be a struggle at times. You want to showcase interesting photos and try not to be repetitive. And finding the time to take cool shots all the time can be a real challenge. And to balance this with everyday life can be hard at times.

    So, is it worth it? Absolutely! I’ve learned more about photography in the last two years than I could ever dream of. I never would have learned so much just doing this on my own without the blog.
    Our photoblog has now been running for two years and we still love it. We are still pushing ourselves to do better. We also accepted challenges to develop the concept a little further.

    So my advice would be to take the plunge. Just do it, it is very rewarding.

    Thanks Ray, for the link and the kind words.

  • My website is actually a Web-BLOG…please check it out to view my work which feeds my soul. As a reviewer recently said “Suzie’s macro work introduces us to a dreamlike world of intriguing shapes and contrasting textures in deep jewel tones. It is a world delightful to visit and one not easily forgotten.”

  • I think that is a great idea. I decided the same about a week before the new year began. I put a little spin on the idea though. Since, somedays, I am without my pro camera, my thought was to only use my cell phone’s camera. Printable pictures in the end, not if I want anything bigger than a 4X6. It is just a way for me to keep creative and inspired.

    My pro site
    My 365 blog
    (Hope the html works!)

  • Carlos Manta Oliveira

    The new decade only starts in 357 days or so… I am looking forward to your daily photo though, keep up the great work.

  • I have a daily photoblog of sorts, you can find it at http://quotidian-photography.blogspot.com/.

    Hope to see you there!