Alisa Greene is an international lifestyle and portrait photographer who has lived in Illinois and Georgia, and is currently spending her summer in Los Angeles. She is one of the most creative people I know and has branded herself as a photographer, blogger, and influencer. She is also taking on some post-processing work on the side as she LOVES to edit. 🙂
Several years ago, Alisa started a couple of 365-day projects, but I’ll let her tell you about them in her own words:
“I have done two separate 365 projects (not in consecutive years) and with each time, I had a different reason as to why I decided to complete this challenge. The first time around was when I first began an interest in photography… and I was a complete amateur. For the majority of the year I took all photos on a Canon point-and-shoot camera and my reasoning was more so to document my every day, more of a digital journal of sorts. The second time around I was a lot more serious about photography and used the project as an opportunity to grow in creativity and skill-set.”
What 3 words would you use to describe your experience?
“Challenging. Creative. Growth. Challenges: Of course, like with any time-consuming project or task, it was challenging to stay consistent in taking a photo every single day. It would be a lot easier just to photograph something that was “easy,” however I really tried my best to stretch myself creatively and find unique ways to approach each day and photograph – especially my second time around.”
What was your favorite part?
“Two things come to mind! The first being how much I grew as a photographer/artist. It’s funny how when you put yourself in a situation where you’re forced to be creative and show up daily, you really grow outside of your comfort zone and stretch tremendously as a creative. This was also during my high school years and I found working on this project during these years, I was able to find an emotional outlet and discover a lot about who I was and the woman I wanted to grow to be.
The second would be looking back at these photos after so many years – I completed my first 365 nearly 10 years ago, and my second about 8 years ago. I’ve grown A LOT since then… but it’s still so fun to see what I enjoyed photographing in those early years!”
Where did you post/how did you share?
“When I participated in this project it was before Instagram days… so I posted via Flickr! Anybody remember that?” (editor’s note: I *love* this… I too remember the good ol’ Flickr! days!)