Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Year of Photographs

Last summer, I set a goal for myself to take a picture every day for a year and post it to my 365 project. And, I am happy to say that I actually did it! Some days the pictures were quite better than others, some days I forgot until just before bedtime and had to rush to just take a picture of 'something', and other days I thought I had some great captures only to upload them and find I didn't like any. But, I did it. Every day for an entire year!
This year of photographs has been a great experience for me. For one, it has made me a better photographer.... I am able to use my camera more efficiently, and I have started to notice things that I wouldn't have before. Secondly, it has provided a photo-record of my journey over the past year. It has motivated me to bring along a camera when maybe I wouldn't have, and to take shots I might have missed. Granted, most of the photos are of my kiddos, but I must say that they do make a pretty good subject.
Am I going to keep on taking photos now that my year is up? I haven't quite decided. I am leaning towards still using my 365 page to upload photos, but not being stringent about taking a photo every day. As much as I love photography, it can become a bit of a chore if it is one more thing on my to-do list. Pin It Now!


  1. Sounds like fun. I agree that taking pictures can be a bit of a chore, especially if it keeps you from living the moments. But even a short photo session here are there during the week is usually manageable for me. I just try not to forget that my camera exists...that is my main goal. Congrats on reaching your goal!

  2. Cool project -- a great way to exercise the "creative muscles."