DSCF2205Over the first six months of this family photography podcast, many of my guests talked about their 365 projects. I did one in 2010. When I knew a guest had done a 365, I asked about it. All the talk about 365 projects inspired me to start another one. You are invited to start one too.

Today I’m sharing a conversation with one of my favorite people in the world: my brother Joe. Six years ago, my brother Joe started a 365 project. A few days into it, he called me and we talked about it. When I got off the phone, I was doing a 365 project too.

This episode is about that year of photos.

Connections made during Joe’s 365 led to his work on the feature film Bokeh.

Joe’s Steadicam Reel:

The year we did our 365 projects, Joe made this film while our family was vacationing at the ocean.

Join the TWiP Family 365 Project 2016 group on Flickr.

About The Author

I’ve got four kids. Yes, my hands are full. But not so full that I leave my camera at home. I take it everywhere and take photos of my kids every day. Photographing reminds me to look at them more closely. What’s he playing with today? What drives her crazy? Did she have a few belly laughs with her brother between the squabbles? I don’t ask my kids to smile, but sometimes they do. I’m happy you’re listening. Really. Questions? Something you’d like to hear on the show? Email me - jenny@twip.pro

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  • Harry Henze

    Jenny, I just listened to this show. I am currently doing a picture a week with my wife and 2 children. During the show you guys talked about making the editing, copying, and storing easier. I just got 2 portable drives to switch out for backup and I’m not sure what a good software solution is to copy backups. Any good suggestions?

    • http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/family Jenny

      Joe mentioned ShotPut Pro. It’s probably more than you need. On an earlier episode about back up (#27 with Rob Lim), he talked about Chronosync.

      Hope that helps. Have fun with your project!

    • Ric Ricard

      On the Mac system, Carbon Copy Cloner can be set up to clone your entire drive every day.

  • Christina Montemurro

    Just finished listening to this episode. Really enjoyed it! I think you so perfectly captured the endless dilemma that photographers face – how to balance great photos with enjoying life. And the answer that I’m accepting is that it is a dilemma and that there is no answer or solution. Like Joe said, his thorough documentation of his 365 year means he remembers it better than other years – but did he enjoy it less?

    • http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/family Jenny

      I’m glad you liked the show – and – I’m with you: there’s no answer. Before talking to Joe for the show, I didn’t know how he really felt! It was fun to have an excuse to have the conversation.