Tag: photography

212 Days Later

Today, I have been photo blogging daily for 212 days (7 months), so I thought it is time for a little recap.

Bad news first: I missed a few days.

One day in February – can’t say why exactly, I just forgot/wasn’t in the mood to take a picture that day (or a couple of days before) and I didn’t feel like taking a random image from the archive.

When I set the rules last year, I decided, that scheduling posts in advance, was OK. But the reason behind starting all this, was to get out and shoot more. So I let that day slip, and did not post an image.

I missed some more days in early March, when my daughter was born. Trust me, I shot a lot of images that day and the following days and still do. (She will be my most photographed subject in no time. She probably is already…) But I just didn’t feel like sharing those very intimate moments, so no new posts for a total of six days.

That still makes 205 photos in 212 days.

I am pretty happy with that. Daily photo blogging has made me go out more and I am back to taking my camera everywhere, which – in turn – enabled me to take more pictures, which was the initial goal of this exercise. 😊 (Getting a new X100F earlier this year was/is also a great motivator, but that’s for another post.)

Check out A Photo A Day. It all started with this post back in August of 2016. (Tip: You can use your left/right arrow keys to navigate from day to day.)

WordCamp Frankfurt 2016

Last weekend I visited WordCamp Frankfurt. It was actually my first WordCamp in Germany. (I still think it is funny, that it took me that long to attend one here.)

I met many awesome new people – and got to hang out with ones I have know for years, now. In my opinion this is what makes WordCamps so special: It is almost like going to a big family reunion, where you hang out and catch up.

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A Photo A Day

Today I started a new photo blog.

In the past I used to take my camera everywhere, but in the last couple of months I stopped. Shooting daily can be hard and recently I left the camera at home more often than not.

It was my birthday this week and in the days leading up to it, I thought that this would be the perfect time to start taking pictures again and posting them regularly.1

But the day came and went and I almost discarded the idea, until yesterday, when I read Luca’s blog post, in which he writes about his experiences with sharing photos online. (Go read it.) This inspired me to finally get started again myself.

So yesterday night I sat down, whipped up a fresh WordPress installation and hacked together a very minimal theme to go with it.

The premise (similar to Luca’s) is:

  • One photo per day2
  • Black & white only
  • One full year, no matter what3

Without further ado, I present to you: florian.photo

  1. It seems, having some fixed date makes it easier to start new things, no? ↩︎
  2. The photo must not necessarily be taken on the same day, but it is encouraged. ↩︎
  3. We’ll see how that will work out… ↩︎