Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
Happy New Year!
Is your New Year's resolution to take your photography to the next level?
I can only hope that this year of 2021 will better than the one we just left. To forever be known as: "The year that must not be named." That said I will share with you my theory on New Year's resolutions. It is something I have learned from some fitness trainers and I apply it to other areas in my life including photography. TLDR; Today is the day to start on a new goal/resolution. Don't wait for a new year to start.
Here are my general suggestions regarding goals:
Once you make goals - whenever that may be, you need to have actionable and measurable steps. If I could also make a recommendation, read a book called: "Get Things Done (GTD)" That book has a huge following and great ideas on how to GTD.
Here are some potential goals for photographers and example tasks:
1. Learn basics
2. Improve skills (have some specifics such as portrait, landscape, macro, etc.)
The next two are my personal goals and I have been working on them. For my wildlife goal, I had not found the right training until recently. I watched this video by Steve Perry over the Christmas holiday season and will be trying many things suggested in this Youtube video.
3. Convert skills to a business
4. Take my wildlife photography to the next level
Whatever you decide for goals, I hope you are successful. Remember my initial points that you do not need to wait for a new year to start and the journey is just as important as the goal itself. Make your goals reachable and then "Believe and Go." You got this; I have faith in you.
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I am glad you found my blog. I am a photographer with a passion for awesome shots. I go to great lengths to capture many of my photos. I will re-visit a location over and over knowing there is a spectacular photo just waiting to be had if I am there at the right time. I also enjoy finding how to do some abstract projects (check out my time-lapse post) and will be writing about them.
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