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18 Sep, 2009

Hourly Photo project: Friday October 2, 2009

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Memes/blog awards etc|Photography


I had a lot of fun doing my one-photo-every-hour-for-a-day project. My enjoyment must have been contagious because Lex picked up the idea and did it as well. There was some Twittering about it afterwards and a bunch of us agreed that we wanted to do it again on a date in the near future.


The date: Friday October 2, 2009
The deal: Take one photo every hour starting from when you wake up, and ending whenever you (a) go to bed or (b) run out of light. :) I took one when I woke up and one every hour until 10:00 p.m.

Use whatever camera or mobile device you prefer. Post them to your blog and/or your photosharing site as you go. Just make sure you let us know where you’re posting them so we can all have a look. Tag them “hourlyphoto” so they’re easy to find. Twitter along with the #hourlyphoto too.

Would you like to make it extra challenging for yourself? DON’T DO RETAKES. (!) This is not mandatory but I thought I’d throw it out there in case you’re the kind of person who likes a challenge.

Here’s a tip: I set my mobile phone’s alarm clock for every hour, one minute before the hour i.e. at 6:59, 7:59, 8:59 etc. That gave me a minute to get my camera ready (I used my iPhone) and snap The Thing I Happened To Be Looking At.

Please consider playing along. It’s really interesting to see what other people are seeing at the same time you are. (Um, that is, provided we’re in the same time zone, if not, that’s okay too.)

ETA: it’s not a problem if you aren’t able to upload as you go. Just upload in batches when you have the chance. And you don’t need a Twitter account to play along either!) 

Who’s in? I’ll keep the list of participants and their websites updated here.

41 Responses to "Hourly Photo project: Friday October 2, 2009"

1 | Sherry

September 18th, 2009 at 8:27 am


That sounds like fun! I’ll try but I won’t be able to upload them all immediately; I’ll probably upload them in small batches to Flickr.

2 | andrea

September 18th, 2009 at 8:30 am


Sherry – you make a good point. Take a photo every hour but don’t worry if you can’t upload as you go!

3 | DaniGirl

September 18th, 2009 at 8:33 am


Oh fun! I was sad because I can’t upload as I go, but then I read the comments. I’ll play!

4 | Soire

September 18th, 2009 at 9:02 am


The day doesn’t look that busy. I’ll play!

5 | Sharon

September 18th, 2009 at 10:58 am


I’m home that Friday. And I don’t have a paper due the next week so I’ll do it!

Sounds like fun!

6 | Sharon

September 18th, 2009 at 10:59 am


OH but I don’t Twitter, or I’d never get any school work done.

7 | andrea

September 18th, 2009 at 11:26 am


Sharon, i’d be happy if you played along. And Twittering is definitely not a requirement!

8 | Ginger

September 18th, 2009 at 1:13 pm


You know, when you did that little project I kept thinking how fun that would be. I am in! And can I use your “Hourly Photo Project” icon on our blogs? Oh and I will upload the pictures to my blog.

9 | andrea

September 18th, 2009 at 1:15 pm


Yay Ginger! I’m glad you’re in.
For sure, use the icon. I can email it to you separately if you can’t pull it off the site for some reason. :)

10 | Judy

September 18th, 2009 at 1:49 pm


hmmmm…. I am totally tempted, but I am working that day!!! I have to see if I could upload photos from work, then I could do my morning batch at lunch, an afternoon batch and then the rest when I got home!

Although I suspect most of the photos would be of fair trade handicrafts!

11 | Lynn

September 18th, 2009 at 2:29 pm


I’m in! I’ve been looking for a simple photo/blog project. Now I just have to remember to do it :).

12 | Katy Watts

September 18th, 2009 at 5:55 pm


I’d love to do it!

klwatts on teh twitter.

13 | Marilyn Warrender

September 18th, 2009 at 7:14 pm


I like your project – what a great idea! Add me to your list – I have a busy day and will have my camera with.

I’m volunteering with the Somerset Street BIA who are hosting their annual FestivAsia street event that weekend. For some interesting photo ops on the day of your project you may want to check out:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 2nd – FestivAsia Program

+Red Friday Rally
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Dundonald Park (Somerset between Lyon and Bay)
Come out and support our troops

+Labyrinth Walking Meditation
St. Luke’s Anglican Church

+Classical Guitar Concert by Andrew Mah
St. Luke’s Anglican Church

+Open Mic & Open Jam Sessions
Umi Cafe, 610 Somerset St. W. (613) 656-1638

+Slow Dance
9:30pm – 2:00am
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St.W. (613) 233-4001

14 | Psychgrad

September 18th, 2009 at 9:19 pm


Can I participate if I don’t have computer access for the morning? I’ll be on the 401 for most of that morning, but I can take pictures along the way of local landmarks.

15 | Psychgrad

September 18th, 2009 at 9:21 pm


Oh – I see your answer to Sherry. So, I would like to participate. I’ll check back.

16 | Shan

September 19th, 2009 at 10:05 am


This sounds like a fun project. I can’t manage it that day, but I’ll likely borrow the idea for another day.

17 | Amy @ Muddy Boots

September 21st, 2009 at 8:31 am


I’m in. It’s on the calendar, but I’ll still likely benefit from a reminder…

18 | Lex

September 21st, 2009 at 8:49 am


Well you already know I’m in! I’ll be on vacation in New Brunswick so I’ll have a whole new set of photo opps.
Now to figure out a good way to update without spamming my followers.

19 | bunnyhero

September 21st, 2009 at 8:49 am


i’m in! @bunnyhero

20 | Liz Van Gerven

September 21st, 2009 at 10:07 am


I’m in, err, have been in. :)


21 | Ray Divens

September 21st, 2009 at 11:03 am


I would love to take part and put my palm pre to the test.

22 | Geri

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:32 pm


Very interesting & sounds like fun!

23 | Brianne

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:57 pm


Im in!! Sounds fun!

24 | rikrak

September 23rd, 2009 at 9:05 pm


oh i LOVE this funfun idea!
i’m in!
can’t wait to see everyones!
thanks so much!

25 | Momartfully

September 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 pm


I love this idea, I’m in too (that 6AM shot is gonna be interesting LOL) @momartfully on Twitter.

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September 24th, 2009 at 7:12 am


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27 | Lex

September 29th, 2009 at 1:12 pm


Andrea, I just set up a Flickr group so those of use flickr-ers can share that way too.


(very basic so far since I’m rushing from place to place)

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September 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm


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29 | BeachMama

September 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm


I’ll join in the fun!

30 | Sarah Banks @sillpillow

September 30th, 2009 at 8:12 am


Very cool. Makes me think of this…

Count me in. *Note. The one photo of my son on the Flickr page is just for placement so I could create an HourlyPhoto set.

I’ll plan to tweet my pics too.

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34 | Heather Profeta

October 2nd, 2009 at 9:02 am


I’m doing this today just didn’t know I had to sign up. I’ll post them on Twitter and tag the #hourly photo
I have always wanted to do this!

35 | Laurie

October 2nd, 2009 at 12:15 pm


I’m a little late but I’m catching up! :)

(Photo editor for blogher.com – may well write about it there. :))

36 | Laurie

October 2nd, 2009 at 12:27 pm


Oh, p.s., I am @lauriewrites

and will be placing them on my Tumblr:


Thanks. :)

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39 | Núria

October 8th, 2009 at 11:44 am


What a great and fantastic idea!!! Love it! Too bad I knew about it just today :(

Will there be more editions?
A very nice blog!

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