When I decided to do a Project 365 on New Year’s Eve, I knew what I was getting myself into. I’d tried it before and failed. It’s really not an easy task, especially when you’re either extremely busy or extremely unbusy. I find that it’s getting a bit easier to take decent photos every day now, mostly because I’ve had my camera with me more than ever as I try to find photos for my Psych class, but as I’m settling into more into the routine of the semester, finding variety is becoming more of a challenge. I’m going to finish it though – it’s on my 101 in 365!

One thing I’ve learned along the way is that in the long run I’ll probably much rather look back on the photos that best summarize the day as opposed to the best quality shots from the day. In the beginning, I was very much opposed to using things like iPhone photos, or shots I’ve taken with my point and shoot, but really, for me, it’s not really about getting great quality photos every single day of the year, it’s about actually getting out there and shooting every day and also documenting a year in my life. Sure, I’ll probably continue to keep iPhone and p&s photos to a minimum, but I’d rather have a crappy photo that evokes a great memory than a fantastic photo of some random object just for the sake of having a photo.

Of the 31 photos from this month I thought I’d pick out 4 of my favorites (roughly one for each week), either because of the story behind them or because of the quality. The rest are in the slideshow at the bottom and also on flickr.

5/365 – Museum Tour

5/365 - Museum Tour

This shot was taken inside the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Meghan, Matt and I met up in NYC to hang out and spend the day both taking photos or looking at photos. Matt had just come back from Chile and Meg is leaving for Argentina soon so it was possibly the only time our paths would have crossed had Meg not come to visit this weekend before she left. I love this shot because it reminds me how much fun it is to have photographer friends who understand that lying down on the floor of a museum to get the angle you want is not at all strange. More shots from that day.

13/365 – a good day

[<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/3195064995_4de4e5c6b5_b.jpg" width="610" alt="13/365 - a  good day" />](http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreverdigital/3195064995/ "13/365 - a  good day by foreverdigital, on Flickr")

Some of my favorite memories from January were actually in New York City, which is kind of odd because I don’t really enjoy being in NYC, but anyway. This shot was from another Cornell friends meet-up. Maya, Alex and I met up at the Hummus Place because again, it would be the only time our paths would cross as Maya is about to move out to San Francisco and Alex had just come back from Paris. It was a very different trip from the museum tour since we pretty much stayed in the same general area and spent the whole time catching up and chatting about who knows what, and of course, as all good trips to NYC go, we stopped for Pinkberry before parting ways. I think Pinkberry-type places should be added to my list of “things that make me very happy.” I can’t wait to get back to San Francisco so that I don’t have to travel 2-6 hours to get some!

17/365 – ghosts of semesters passed

17/365 - ghosts of semesters passed

I love this photo because it sort of summarizes my entire Fall semester and at the same time reminds me of how great my life is with those classes behind me. Being able to sell off those textbooks and file away those notes was such a wonderful feeling – I made it. I survived. And now, with all of the hard work behind me, I can finally enjoy what’s left of my time here. I think this photo will forever remind me of last semester, in both a good way and a bad. Bad because last semester was complete hell, but good because of everything I learned about myself and how I had to go through all of that misery to be rewarded with what’s turning out to be the best semester of my life. Yeah, cliche, but it’s true. See #37.

30/365 – cupcakesWhen I decided to do a Project 365 on New Year’s Eve, I knew what I was getting myself into. I’d tried it before and failed. It’s really not an easy task, especially when you’re either extremely busy or extremely unbusy. I find that it’s getting a bit easier to take decent photos every day now, mostly because I’ve had my camera with me more than ever as I try to find photos for my Psych class, but as I’m settling into more into the routine of the semester, finding variety is becoming more of a challenge. I’m going to finish it though – it’s on my 101 in 365!

One thing I’ve learned along the way is that in the long run I’ll probably much rather look back on the photos that best summarize the day as opposed to the best quality shots from the day. In the beginning, I was very much opposed to using things like iPhone photos, or shots I’ve taken with my point and shoot, but really, for me, it’s not really about getting great quality photos every single day of the year, it’s about actually getting out there and shooting every day and also documenting a year in my life. Sure, I’ll probably continue to keep iPhone and p&s photos to a minimum, but I’d rather have a crappy photo that evokes a great memory than a fantastic photo of some random object just for the sake of having a photo.

Of the 31 photos from this month I thought I’d pick out 4 of my favorites (roughly one for each week), either because of the story behind them or because of the quality. The rest are in the slideshow at the bottom and also on flickr.

5/365 – Museum Tour

5/365 - Museum Tour

This shot was taken inside the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Meghan, Matt and I met up in NYC to hang out and spend the day both taking photos or looking at photos. Matt had just come back from Chile and Meg is leaving for Argentina soon so it was possibly the only time our paths would have crossed had Meg not come to visit this weekend before she left. I love this shot because it reminds me how much fun it is to have photographer friends who understand that lying down on the floor of a museum to get the angle you want is not at all strange. More shots from that day.

13/365 – a good day

[<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/3195064995_4de4e5c6b5_b.jpg" width="610" alt="13/365 - a  good day" />](http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreverdigital/3195064995/ "13/365 - a  good day by foreverdigital, on Flickr")

Some of my favorite memories from January were actually in New York City, which is kind of odd because I don’t really enjoy being in NYC, but anyway. This shot was from another Cornell friends meet-up. Maya, Alex and I met up at the Hummus Place because again, it would be the only time our paths would cross as Maya is about to move out to San Francisco and Alex had just come back from Paris. It was a very different trip from the museum tour since we pretty much stayed in the same general area and spent the whole time catching up and chatting about who knows what, and of course, as all good trips to NYC go, we stopped for Pinkberry before parting ways. I think Pinkberry-type places should be added to my list of “things that make me very happy.” I can’t wait to get back to San Francisco so that I don’t have to travel 2-6 hours to get some!

17/365 – ghosts of semesters passed

17/365 - ghosts of semesters passed

I love this photo because it sort of summarizes my entire Fall semester and at the same time reminds me of how great my life is with those classes behind me. Being able to sell off those textbooks and file away those notes was such a wonderful feeling – I made it. I survived. And now, with all of the hard work behind me, I can finally enjoy what’s left of my time here. I think this photo will forever remind me of last semester, in both a good way and a bad. Bad because last semester was complete hell, but good because of everything I learned about myself and how I had to go through all of that misery to be rewarded with what’s turning out to be the best semester of my life. Yeah, cliche, but it’s true. See #37.

30/365 – cupcakes_ . It really doesn’t get much better. I spent about 4 hours that Friday hanging out with some Sun friends and eating/photographing cupcakes. That’s right. A cupcake photo shoot. I consider myself one of the luckiest photographers on the planet. I didn’t actually eat this particular cupcake, though. It was too pretty. I ate the less photogenic ones. More from the photo shoot.

That’s all for January! I already have a great shot that I’m pretty sure will make it into February’s list, but we’ll see what sorts of crazy things I get myself into before the 28th. Here’s the slideshow of the rest, enjoy!