Two years. Twenty-four months. And each and every day a photo taken. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, I accomplished something way beyond what I set out to do on October 1st, 2014. Initially I thought "Every day for a year...hope I can do it!". And now? I've just completed two consecutive years without a day's break in between.
Were they all gems? Absolutely not. In fact, there are quite a few shots of junk sitting on my counter from when I was sick, busy, or just plain forgot until 8:30pm. But I can look at each one of those images and say, "Hey! I remember taking that! That was the day I went to Chandler and didn't get back until late and had to take a quick pic before bed!".
And there were selfies. So many selfies taken when I didn't have a subject other than myself to practice lighting techniques on.
So what did I learn this time around? That I'm constantly learning. There will never be a day when I say I've learned everything there is to know. There is always more. New lighting, new lenses, new locations, new styles, and new things to shoot through. And rather than being daunting it's exciting!
Another part of this amazing photography journey has been the amazing people that I have met along the way. Men and women whose passions mirror mine and who understand why someone would drive three towns over to look and see if the camera store has the strap you've been eyeballing for months. Who get excited when they hear the words "aspect ratio" and "spot metering".
So here's to another 12 months passed and the next 12 months coming. Because you can bet that I'm jumping right in for year #3.