365 Photo Project - Day 1 - I don't do resolutions

I don't do resolutions. Usually.

In fact, I have never done a New Year's resolution. It always seemed to me that if you have to delay the start of working towards a goal, it is something you really don't wish to accomplish. If you have a desire to lose weight, your best option is to start going to the gym and changing your diet. But waiting your way through December talking about how you're going to lose weight next year while gorging on Christmas ham provides plenty of time to create excuses and to find a way not to execute.

But this year, I decided to make a New Year's resolution. I wanted to do a 365 Photo Project. Not 365 selfies, but at least a photo a day with my trusty camera that I actually work on getting just right, the lighting, the framing, all of it. I wanted an excuse to begin carrying my camera with me everyday, to have it live by my side. After all, the only way to get better is to practice. And since I didn't want to pick any arbitrary day on which to begin a year-long journey, I made my very first New Year's resolution.

Today, January 1, 2015 is Day 1. We went to have dinner with my mom's dad, Pawpaw tonight. Now, Pawpaw is the single most hardworking man I have ever met. I don't even think he understood the meaning of "taking a breather" until he was finally too old to not work. Luckily, what he does best can't be held back by old age; love knows no such boundaries. He is a family man, through and through, and a man who loved his wife as fully as he possibly could. Even now, after her death, his heart refuses to let go.

So, today, I endeavored to take his portrait.

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 50mm f1.8
  • Foal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f2.8
  • Shutter: 1/100 sec
  • ISO: 200