In 2010, I decided to start a 365 photo project because I loved the idea of having a daily dose of creativity. I work in the graphic design field, and have all sorts of opportunities to think creatively, but it was important to me to do so without budgets or client restrictions attached. My hope was that the more I did it, the more flexible my mind and eyes would become. In addition, I also wanted to improve my photography skills on a technical level. I started the year shooting in automatic on a Canon G9 and ended the year owning my first SLR, a Nikon D3100. I still have lots to learn, but have come a long way.