“The camera basically is a license to explore.”
― Jerry Uelsmann

I began my project of making one photograph a day for the last five years of my teaching career by recording things I saw at school.  The simple recording images, without children present soon led me to seek things more challenging, more meaningful.

One week I created images using slow shutter speed.

Color in the Hallways

Color , Motion, and a Paper Chain

Color and Motion

The items displayed in the hallways created such a burst of happy color when combined with camera motion and a slow shutter speed.

I am always seeking colors in whatever I photograph.

One of my wonderful students had a fascination with makeup from a very early age.  It was a way for her to express herself creatively.  One day, as a way to remember this special student, I asked if I could photograph her makeup.



Color Palette

It was when I began taking pictures of things that would connect me with the students I worked with, that the project became so much more meaningful.  I will never look at this picture without remembering this very special student.  The picture will take me to the time and place that I spent with her.

Another defining moment in the project was when I captured a student at play.

Hands in Chalk

I knew, instantly, that these precious moments were what I needed to capture in my last 900 days of school.

I hope you will continue to join me on this magical journey.

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    I enjoy your photography and I like your 900 days project! Great idea! 💕

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Frances!

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    Really like “Hands in Chalk” Mary.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Dan!

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