About Project 365

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is Year 2 of my Project365 blog. What is a Project 365? It's a photo challenge involving people from all over the world posting one photo per day throughout 2011. Some photographers choose themes, however for now my photos will be totally random. I will be shooting with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi-18-55mm, 75-300mm zoom and 100mm 2.8 macro lenses. I edit in iPhoto and Photoshop Elements 9. Not all photos are "perfect"; the purpose is to make photography an everyday event.

I am not a professional. Photography has always been a diversion of mine. I am a primary grade teacher and passionate tech. enthusiast. I consider myself an experienced amateur with LOTS to learn!

You will find links to other photographers in the sidebar- do check them out! I have also joined the Flickr EdTech 365/2011 Group, and you can click this link to view the entire pool. I will be posting my photos to their group pool, as well as here on my photo blog. I welcome your constructive criticism!


1. Photos are to be taken in 2011.
2. Post your own work only.
3. Images may be edited or unedited- your choice.
4. Keep your images, text, and comments appropriate for all ages.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


In addition to considering myself an "experienced amateur photographer", I also consider myself an "experienced amateur genealogist". I started back about 7 years ago researching family medical history, and I was bitten by the genealogy bug! During my research I've learned a lot about my ancestors, as well as history in general. It's been fascinating! This gentleman is my great, great grandfather, John Dyer. He fought in the Civil War. This photo was taken sometime before he died in 1917, thanks to the good fortune of having had a professional photographer in the family at the turn of the century. John was what genealogists refer to as a "roadblock"- I had many clues, but given his common name, I hadn't uncovered conclusive evidence of when or where he died. Finally last spring I happened upon the information I was looking for- a copy of the death certificate from the veteran's hospital where he died. It brought many pieces of information and possible leads together with one simple document. Now I can look at his picture with a sense of accomplishment...and knowledge.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to explore your roots, he looks like an important person! :)