365/365. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
And this is exactly how I feel. Its like the last day of school before summer vacations. Like a long awaited holiday. Starting today. I have plans and ways to spend my summer (If we are still speaking that metaphor). But first, a recap.
The reason I did a 365 was because I wasn't making enough use of my camera. My pictures told the story - I was doing the same thing over and over and over again. So I took the leap.
The first month was a breeze. New ideas, new pictures. I following months brought in the burn. I was in a rut again. Same stuff, same pictures. I did learn a lot. Indoor lighting, macro, street, portraiture, smoke photography, sunsets, levitation, lightroom, to name a few (yes, even baby pictures and flower pictures).
My pictures were featured lot on the web during this time.
-I got to write a tutorial online. Read it here.
-I got featured as a photographer. Read it here.
-Covered my first wedding ceremony (the one that I got paid for). See the pictures here
-Got on an invite from Getty Images.
After 365 pictures in the last year and 2 months, I'm not even close to understanding what type of photography I like most. I discovered Street Photography which comes the closest to qualify as my favourite genre. Basically anything involving people and portraiture.
And I hated 365. It was such a royal pain in the neck. More so because its a commitment that's online. So I had people breathing down on my neck (literally!) to upload pictures. Most of the time I didn't feel creative and it shows. But in all I think even if I managed 20 awesome pictures in the last year or so, that's cool with me.
That brings me to the important question. What now?
I don't know the answer to that but I'll definitely be taking more pictures. And the blog would get a revamp soon. (Yes! I do have a blog --> The Lensor: Tumblr). With more pictures and a proper theme (Something that a sweet friend has been bugging me about from a long time and something that I've been procrastinating due to the 365. Now that the 365 is over I don't really see a reason why that shouldn't happen). So a lot more exploring. More words on the blog and more pictures.
Yeah! That's all. Thanks to some people.
Rajnikant - for being the model you are and being more enthusiastic about this than me.
Smrithi - for pushing me all the time.
Bhai - for telling me when I took crappy pictures.
Nupur - for breathing down my neck. ALL THE TIME. I wouldn't even be uploading this picture if it weren't for you.
And lastly to everyone who has been around. A big hug and thank you for liking/sharing/faving/commenting on the pictures and coming back for more. That reminds me about facebook. Show your love on this page --> The Lensor : Facebook
Well, that's it I think.
"So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!"