date November 19, 2010 location Chicago, IL

Today. There is only one way I can think of to start off this post and that is with a big "THANK YOU". Project 365 has been a personal project of mine, but photography, like all art, is not possible without an audience. The friends, family, fellow photographers and everyone else that have encouraged and inspired me have made this project possible.

I have had a lot of people ask me what Project 365 is. Project 365 is simply publishing a photograph every day for a year. Project 365 is the best way to improve your photography skills, because it not only forces you to produce a photograph every day, but it forces your work to be constantly critiqued. Project 365 is the marathon of photo projects, and how fitting is it that I have accomplished it while running.

At this point I am not sure what my next project will be if there is one. My plan is to take a break from photography for a while, and wait until I feel the urge to shoot again. Photography is a hobby for me so it is important that I keep it fun.

Today's picture is my first self-portrait! What better way to end project 365 than a picture of me running through Chicago with my camera.

Finding a hobby that you love is a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks to everyone for your encouragement, this has been amazing!

ShutterRunner shutterrunnin' through Chicago.View Exif InformationView on Map

ShutterRunner shutterrunnin' through Chicago.