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One year with Sony Alpha cameras and ZEISS E-mount lenses. Developing my own photographic eye in a in a scratch book manner. Hunting the stream of inspiration and sharing it through a popular blog platform.
This is what 'Days of Zeiss' is all about.

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The Project

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Stepping back into to the game

Looking back the 2014 was a great year for my photography. Not only had I successfully accomplished a yearlong personal photography project, my work was also featured at various sites in the net, one of them being the Dpreview.com. On top of that Sony had decided to support my photographic ventures in future, which was very important milestone for me. Maybe because of all this I thought – rather optimistically – that after 2014 I had finally escaped all the inspiration related problems in my photography and from now on it would grow ‘naturally’.

I was wrong. 2015 became a year in which my inspiration for photography somehow halted. Sure, I kept on taking photographs and tried to find a new threads that I could build on to. I also started a successful blog for Finnish Sony Alpha users and my new photography related networks took me to places I would have never entered without them. In short, a lot of stuff happened, but still something was lacking. Somewhere at the back of my mind I realized that I needed a new photography project to escape flickering screens and re-enter into that creative spot which had made photography so much fun for me in the first place. In short, I needed to find that authentic enthusiasm again.

Days of Zeiss is my personal photography project for the year 2016. With this project I will be developing my own photographic eye in a scratch book manner starting from January 1st and ending it finally at 31st of December. The main goal for this project is to keep me photographically active throughout the whole year while also catalyzing inspiration for me and others out there. While planning this project, I was also given an option – for a period of year – to change my camera setup for this project and be blogging about my experiences. After some careful consideration I decided to 'take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit-hole goes'. After all, it’s really a once in a life time opportunity for me and changing my setup also provides a second storyline for my project which I hope many other photographers will find interesting to follow (read here for more about my camera setup for the year 2016).

So this is my way of getting back into that game, where photographic opportunities, enthusiasm and great moments are being hunted every day. This project being a corner stone I try to ride the waves of activity and find that sparkling enthusiasm for the photography again. While the idea behind this venture has been inspired by other similar photo blogs and '365-projects' out there, I decided not to impose myself with any rigid rules which could trap me into a forced photography. Instead I aim to update the journal regularly with diverse photographic material and stories behind images. There should be ideas and inspiration for everyone – so be sure to follow my story!


PICTURE INDEX

Here you find links to every individual journal entry I've written during the year:
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86


Extra Material

'Days of Zeiss' wallpaper (winter)
Be inspired and download a nice 'Days of Zeiss' wallpaper for your computer. Not only does the picture feature my skinny legs on an icy rock, but also a three Zeiss E-mount lenses from the Touit, Loxia and Batis families.
JPG-file, (2560 x 1700 px), 2,895 kbytes.

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters:
Days of Zeiss is kindly supported by Carl Zeiss AG, Sony Nordic & Focus Nordic.