I've been into tech stuff and art since I was very young. I took a few photography classes before I went to college and really thought it was great. In college I took some photo classes a did a little work in the dark room. It was ok but for some reason I really didn't like the idea of developing film and strayed a bit from photography. Fast forward a few years and all of a sudden digital cameras are coming on strong, are getting better in quality, and are finally somewhat affordable. Marrying technology and art, my new obsession with photo had begun and it has not stopped.
Fast forward a few more years. I had been playing around with dinky point and shoot cameras for a while when I finally decided to get a DSLR (I got a Canon 60D). I was in heaven. This brand new camera that took amazing pictures that also takes video and has a ton of options and knobs to tweak. I knew the new camera would help me become a better photographer but that there was still plenty to learn. After doing some reading, I decided that the best way for me to learn about my new camera, learn how to edit photos better, and get a feel for myself as a photographer would be to do a 365 project.
In case you aren't familiar in a 365 project, the idea is that you take at least one picture a day for an entire year straight. Sounds easy enough but this is a tough undertaking but it will help you grow as a photographer in ways you couldn't imagine. Here is the very first picture I took for my 365 project.