365 Complete {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

 

I can't tell you how happy I am to be able to say.....My 365 Project is Complete!!!! For those of you who aren't in the know, I took a photo a day of my son Tharin.

The see the whole project, go HERE

I'm really quite proud of it to tell you the truth.  It was such a challenge!  For some reason, I thought it was going to be easy.  It wasn't. Not at all.

A panic still grips me now.  That fear of "Oh my God!  I didn't get my photo today!!"  Only to realize the project is over.  I wasn't completely successful with it.  A few days were missed here and there.  Many times, late at night I'd realize I had forgotten and have to sneak in while he was asleep to get his photo.  You'll see lots of sleepy photos since I'm fairly forgetful. Some days I wasn't feeling particularly inspired and the photo is more of a snapshot, but I'm okay with that.  I've barely picked up the camera since December 31st.  It's sooooo nice to take a break.

I hope to make a book for Tharin from his year in front of the camera.  He still has a bit of a chubby baby face starting in January but by December his face is looking all boy and no baby. It's really cool to look back and see all the changes and all the things he did last year.

And next up, Favorite Personal Photos of 2012!!

 

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Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.