About the One Photo a Day Project and Yours Truly

Year 2 – 2013
There are many readers who think that my occasional not so shabby and some even borderline decent pictures should have allowed myself to be a photographer instead of fauxtographer.  I sincerely believe that I have learned just enough photography techniques and composition to call myself a photographer.  I am not a professional yet because I haven’t sold any of my photo.  So, my next goal is to try to make an attempt to sell at least one picture this year.

Year 1 – 2012

I never pretend to be a photographer and am perfectly content with the term ‘fauxtographer.”  I really enjoy taking pictures (not ‘making pictures” yet) and I am using this personal project to challenge myself into becoming a better ‘fauxtographer” and hopefully some day, I may feel comfortable enough to be called a photographer.  I enjoy learning about photography, spend a lot time on youtube watching tutorials.  If you stumble unto this blog, I hope you will enjoy your stay.

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56 thoughts on “About the One Photo a Day Project and Yours Truly

  1. Pingback: One Lovely Blogger Award | lyndamichele

  2. Because I find your blog informative, fun, and inspiring, I have nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award – and because I wouldn’t be a blogger without you
    The guidelines for accepting this award are as follows:

    1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Nominate about 15 other blogs that you enjoy.
    4. Let the nominees know that you chose them. (An aside: if you don’t want to play or pass along the award, that’s totally fine. Just know that this is my way of saying, “I like your blog! I really do!”)

  3. Having had a quick look at some images on your blog, I think you can safely describe yourself as a photographer, even if its just a hobby at this stage. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the follow.

  4. I can see some amazing and inspiring photography here. Well done and good luck with your projects. Most importantly, have fun snapping!

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and enjoying it enough to follow me. I really hope you like my future post. I have looked over your blog post and I in return LOVE your blog too! Have a blessed day! 🙂

  6. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog! You’ve got some really beautiful, interesting and unusual shots here—I look forward to exploring more.

  7. Your photos are amazing!!! I agree with what others have said, that I think you can describe yourself as a photographer. In my opinion you are definitely a photographer, maybe just not professionally – yet! 🙂

    • Thank you very much. I still struggle and often times still kick myself for making simple mistakes like ISO too high, forgot to check the exposure compensation etc etc. There are days the best photo of the day was almost unacceptable. However, I am improving and learning a lot from the mistakes.

    • Thank you – there are days that the shots are decent enough that I can see a glimmer of hope – but then I look at some of the great photos of the blogs I follow – yours for example – and I realized that I have a long way to go 🙂

  8. Haha, i like this term ‘fauxtographer’. I would say i fall under this category also. Great photos but. Thank you for sharing

    • Thank you very much. I am almost at a point that I am quite comfortable to drop the faux – if I make it by December 31st and decided to continue the project to 2013 – I will drop the faux and go with the pho 🙂

  9. This picture is in the category of “no name needed at ALL!” being a photographer or not, the picture speak it’s obvious truth. And. I once read somewhere, to be a writer is not defined by what you have published, but the effort and hours you put into writing and loose yourself to the written word and enjoy doing so. I think there is truth to this. Titles are in their very nature a tool for measurement, they are in themselves not important and matters very little when it comes to creativity. It’s the joy and challenge of contributing your very being with what you create and express to the world. And that matters. It’s your unique signature…. isn’t that amazing?! Sorry, I just get on the edge when seeing someone having their heart in what they do underestimate (even if it’s just a little bit) what they bring to the world….. sheit, I’ll stop now. Promise! Almost 🙂 Thank you much for following my blog. In case you should wish to see photos instead of ramblings and reflections, please have a look at my other blog: there’s very little cross-blogging: http://artofxistence.wordpress.com/ (I know, very confusing)

    Keep that camera close!

  10. Thank you for all the likes and a follow 🙂 I’ve never heard the term fauxtographer before but I guess it’s simpler than amateur photographers 😀 I’m watching youtube videos too, but your photos are more creative than some of the professionals’ 🙂

    • Thank you for the kind words. Fauxtog has been used derogatorily however I found that it is a useful term to continually reminds myself that I could do with camera is nothing but a drop of water in an ocean. It helps to help me strives to learn more and do better 🙂

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