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Jan. 27th, 2011 | 01:56 pm
location: Norwich, UK
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posted by: hazey_sunshine in mission101

Ok, I already started my 365 a month late to finish it within this mission101. and then I missed a day here and there.
(Started 6th January, my mission101 ends 5th December this year)

So, does anyone have tips for staying on track and actually picking up the camera once a day?
And do I start over, or ignore the days I missed? (I'm probably going to just carry on for this time, but interested to hear opinions still).


(The rest of my list is going ok, with a few exceptions that were probably a bit too far-reaching)
691/1001.

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gaeln

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from: gaeln
date: Jan. 27th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
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On 365, I cheat a little, just a little. I do take a photo every day and actually haven't missed a day yet but I mix day-specific photographs (this is us going to the dentist) with project-photographs (this is the cleaned-up closet) with artsy photographs. I try as much as possible to post -- I post to my journal usually on Monday the photos for the previous week, always Sunday through Saturday -- the photo taken for that day but once in awhile, I miss and then I use a backup photo, usually an artsy one that has no real point of reference. I'm using this to document our lives so I want to be as accurate as possible but if I have a major headache or something, I may miss a day. I take my camera with me now everywhere whereas before I didn't and there's always the phone camera in case.

The point is to make photography habitual, a life-long process, and to improve skills. Can't do that if it's not done every day. Completion within the mission101 timeframe, to me, doesn't matter. Missing days matters more but not so much that I would start over if I were you. Just keep at it and have fun, be creative, think out side of the box and if you're not, I would post regularly what you've taken. The feedback helps keep me going. Friends tell me they look forward to my weekly photographic updates and that's just so cool.

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Hazel

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from: hazey_sunshine
date: Jan. 28th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
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If I had a phone camera it would be a lot easier. My camera is a pretty big dslr, so it's not always practical to carry around.

I haven't actually missed as many days as I thought, I think we're on four or five which is ok for the first month for me.

I joined up to the project site today too and uploaded all my photos so far (bar today), and felt a lot more positive after getting some feedback.

Thanks for your response :)

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Em

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from: emploding
date: Jan. 27th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
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This year I have a 365 book, in which I'm supposed to write/draw/stick something in that reminded me of the day. I often forget, and last year I gave up after about a month, and this year I think I lasted two weeks, but instead of giving it up altogether, I'm trying to do it when I remember. That way it's not failing, but it's part of real life - you can't always do things all the time.

So my advice, ignore the missed days and carry on, but maybe look back and ask yourself why you didn't pick up your camera that day and take a photo of your breakfast?

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Hazel

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from: hazey_sunshine
date: Jan. 28th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
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I really like this advice, it pretty much works for most of my challenges too.
Thank you :)

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sunny369

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from: sunny369
date: Jan. 28th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
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I like your 365 book idea. I think I will do one myself.

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deesdetfc

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from: deesdetfc
date: Jan. 30th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
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You've probably already figured it out, but one thing to do is do one in the morning and one in the evening if you mess up. That way you don't have so much stress on yourself if you mess up and eventually you get to doing it every day. Some people say it takes up to three weeks to build a habit. So giving yourself some room to fail builds the path to success. Just my $2 (inflation)

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Hazel

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from: hazey_sunshine
date: Jan. 30th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
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:) I've done that once or twice, seem to be doing a lot better than I thought I was though, so hooray.
Thank you for the tip!

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