About Capture Your 365

In August 2012, I decided to embark on a photography journey.  I decided I was finally ready to tackle a 365 photo-a-day project.

I suffer from the effects of depression.  Usually the first things to go when my depression is severe are my writing and photography.  I thought that perhaps the best way to help my way through those low times is to use the two things I love the most — almost like therapy.

I am nervous about embarking on such an arduous task.  I told myself from the beginning I would make it as simple as possible.  I would only use my iPhone for a camera (easier for uploading) and for post-processing, I would use my Instagram app.  I knew I wanted to keep a blog while tackling my photography project.  Which could be the wrench in the whole works.

When I am dealing with the effects of severe depression, it is hard enough to get out of bed in the morning, let alone write about why I took that picture for that particular day.

So I made a deal with myself.  The images don’t have to be perfect and the writing can be as brief as just letting the viewer know it’s day X of 365 and what the prompt word is.  So if you notice minimal writing that day, it just could be that’s all the energy I had to share with you.

I am nervous, but I’m also excited.  Excited because I am hoping to learn a lot about myself and the world around me.  I am a broken individual living in a broken world.

But I cling to the cross of Jesus Christ — He is the only reason I am here today.

3 thoughts on “About Capture Your 365

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  2. I started a 365 project for a very similar reason. I’m only two months into it, but it has already had a strong positive impact on my mood. I’m enjoying it so much that I decided I want to have a photo book printed at the end of my year. Sort of a reward for finishing the project. I’m also doing everything with an iPhone and Instagram and we also both have the same current blog theme. 🙂 Good luck to you on your journey!

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