2018 is just shy of three weeks old as I write this on January 20 and if you happen to follow me on Instagram (instagram.com/tomasnilssonfoto), Twitter (twitter.com/tomnilsson) or Facebook (facebook.com/TomasPhotos) you may have noticed that there has been a few daily Instagram photo postings from me under the #instagram365 hashtag since January 1.
Yep, I am doing a new daily photo posting project this year. I did this self-imposed photo challenge in 2016 and managed to finish it on December 31st with the 366th image of the year, and then I felt I was done with that and only posted around 65 shots on Instagram during 2017.
However, with the new phone I got at the start of November I felt the urge to challenge myself again with what kind of pictures I can take with that that I didn’t do in 2016. So on January 1 I kicked off a new challenge, which happened to be as I was spending some time in Stockholm with my significant other...so I had some (for us) exotic locations to start it off with. Bonus I’d say!
So what will happen with the Instagram 365 project this year? That’s the thing...just like last time I have no idea what pictures will end up in it. I’ll roll with whatever happens and the things I end up doing. I am not going to promise that all the pictures will be shot, edited and posted on the same day at all times...there will be days when there’s no photo taken and I will have to dip into the archive for the daily picture...but I will most definitely attempt to upload an Instagram picture every day. In the end I think I will put them together in a book, just like last time. It probably won't be a book for sale though, because it'll be quite an expensive print-on-demand deal (through Blurb most likely) and I doubt there's THAT big an interest in my phone snaps! It will be a keepsake for me though, something tangible from the year long project!
The images will appear daily on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and I will also upload them to a separate gallery here on a weekly (or so) basis. I am thinking I will do monthly wrap-up posts on the blog as well, just like I did in 2016. That way I can look back on each month and write a bit about five or six of the month's images in more detail.