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    September 30th brought Week 39 of the project to a close. Only 13 weeks, 92 photos more to get. So far security guards have pounced on me, people have laughed at me taking photos, people have acted up in the background and people have engaged with me. All part of the fun.

    I have been including the photos on my google+ profile here. If anyone knows how to get a vanity link for google+, let me know. https://plus.google.com/u/0/101644263418270082399/ is just unhelpful! So far in pursuing this project, it has made me more focused (pun not intended) on photography and making sure that I carry a camera everywhere. I have encountered numerous problems so far, so I have compiled a list of tips that might be helpful for your own project:

    1. Take your camera everywhere. The obvious one, no camera, no photo.
    2. Try not to limit yourself to a particular camera, particularly a DSLR, which is heavy & cumbersome.
    3. Don’t be too particular over the photographs, as there is no way all 365 photos will be perfect. I chose to do a weekly favourite out of the collection, and publish these on a separate page.
    4. Share the photos online; I have used google+, and share the photos in the Creative 365 Project. The number of members of this community is particularly low, even late September, the number of members had only grown to 705. Perhaps choosing a different community with more members would have allowed me to get a bigger following?
    5. Make a note of ideas as some days you will see many shots. This way you can go back to them when you are struggling for inspiration.
    6. Take the photo as soon as possible during the day. I have lost count of the number of times when it’s been late evening, and I have suddenly remembered I need to post a photo!
    7. Follow other 365 photo projects for ideas. I got my idea from a US based photographer Erin Xavier who used a Model of Dr Who’s Tardis in his project 366 Days of Tardis. If you have time look through his photos (on Instagram)

     

    Back to my own project, updates have been posted to Twitter with the hashtag #365DaysofRobot so can be followed there. More recently I have started adding the photographs to the tweets so it can be viewed entirely from Twitter using #365DaysofRobot.

    The weekly favourite page has been updated.