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The new year

001 : 365 I first began this post wanting to detail 2008 and the many things that happened, but I don’t want to bore you with what you’ve been able to read in the past, or that I’ve told you. Most of my readers are close friends who hear about what I’m up to on a regular basis, especially if you read my twitter updates. I probably update twitter more than I should at times, but I suppose there are far worse addictions. Overall, 2008 has been a wonderful year. I’ve met a lot of new friends, mostly through flickr, that I continue to see on a regular to somewhat regular basis. Most importantly, I traveled more than I’ve ever done before in a year span. I think that was my big “resolution” for 2008: to travel more. To view photos from 2008 click here.

As for 2009 I’m not making any “resolutions” per-say, maybe a few goals. The word “resolution” seems like a doomed word, who really keeps their resolutions? Well, I suppose there are people out there with willpower, but I’m not one of them. I guess my big goal for this 2009 is to complete Project 365.

I attempted Project 365 last year and it fizzled out shortly after day 100. I lasted longer than I originally thought I would . . . so that’s positive? If you’re unfamiliar with Project 365 it’s pretty simple: you take a photo each day. I recall learning quite a bit about my camera when I was participating, and it’s not a crazy goal to have to keep up with. It helps that some of my friends are participating this year too. I posted my first photo (left) yesterday of my niece. If you’d like to keep up with the my project without joining flickr, you can subscribe to the feed here or livejournal users can add tmg_flickr to their friends.

I’m also brainstorming design ideas for a personal photography website. My brother told me I should do it, and for some reason I’m listening to him. What’s the worst that could happen? Not getting any clients? I’m at least attempting a step forward.

I hope 2008 treated you well and 2009 continues to do so! Happy new year!

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7 Comments

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    Saad
    January 2, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Happy new year Pam! Hopefully, 2009 will be even better than 2008!

    I’m not a shutter bug myself, but having a website to show off your portfolio of photography work does sound like a good idea. I guess the artist direction of the website could follow the thematic photographic interests that you may have.

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    Lauren
    January 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Happy New Year! It’s good to see your year went well, and I hope 2009 is just as good for you. Project 365 is definitely not something I’m ready for — I think a self-portrait every day would too quickly cause me to turn my back on self-portraiture forever. A Year in Photos I can handle, though.

    As for the photography website, I definitely think you should do it. You’re one of my favourite people to follow on Flickr and I think your photos demonstrate your talent well enough that you don’t have to worry about clients. You’ll do just fine! And like you said, what’s the worst that can happen?

    Good luck with everything :)

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    Jacob
    January 3, 2009 at 4:29 AM

    I don’t remember if I ever mentioned this, but http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/15131. I believe that should be motivation enough to complete Project 365 in ’09 as well as in the years to come, indefinitely. It does come with a bit of a sad ending, but it was a given being that that was the goal of this guy’s project. I’m just glad that his story (in pictures) finally got out online years later, because if you read any other sites on it, you’ll realize how inspiring it really is.

    And I see that you’ve picked up pamculver.com. Good choice ;) Now, go and get that going while I work on putting a first post up on mine (I’m a slow poke, I know).

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    Jacob
    January 3, 2009 at 4:32 AM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Livingston

    I forgot that. In case you want to know more about the guy behind the Polaroids.

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    Ceece
    January 3, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Happy New Year indeed. I think pretty much everyone is in agreement in hoping 2009 is better than 2008. :-)

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    Pam
    January 4, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Lauren, you are too kind! :)

    Jacob, I have seen those polaroids. I haven’t looked at all of them, it was just too sad for me to continue.

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    Gervase
    January 7, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Pam! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve switched to wordpress and added your journal to my Google Reader.

    You’re not the only one that didn’t complete Project 365! lol.

    Happy New Year. :)

    Jason

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