Photography Goals for 2011

It’s that time of year again. We all sit down and come up with goals for 2011. I know I have several personal and photography goals. I thought give you some ideas to start you off.

1. Become comfortable shooting on manual mode.

2. Learn to edit using either Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or my favorite Lightroom.

3. Learn new techniques such as backlighting or silhouettes.

4. Take your camera everywhere and don’t be afraid to take it out to use it.

5. Print your favorite photos every month.

6. Back up your photos!!

7. Do a Project 365.

8. Take a workshop, Clickin’ Moms has the BEST workshop.

What are your photography goals for 2011??

I know my biggest one is to take at least two workshops through Clickinmoms and to print my photos monthly!

  • January 2, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    I am doing it! A Project 365 that is…I have a brand new blog site…and I and I am going to attempt one!
    Thanks for encouragement….and for a great site!

  • January 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Great goals! :D

  • January 2, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    I am starting to get a lot of the technical stuff down. I would love to be more creative and fun with my pictures. I want to be able to get perspectives.

    I would love to get a great silhouette and sunburst.

    I am also new to 365.

    I need to get better at taking better pictures indoors too.

    • January 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM

      These are great! I LOVE silhouettes and when y’all in the States get the sun back again and it’s not freezing I’ll post a lesson on them :O)

  • Trisha
    January 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    My goals:
    1. Learn how to navigte LR (I already bought SK’s book!)
    2. Continue my 365.
    3. Get a zoom lens (maybe more of a budget goal!)
    4. Continue to suck up all the knowledge you have learned thru osmosis. Watch out.

  • Kathleen
    January 2, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Trisha, your goals sound a lot like mine. :)

    1. Take on my 365.
    2. Become more creative and photograph more of the “details” of our lives.
    3. Get a zoom lens. (My list of photography “wants” are listed on the fridge in case the husband wants to buy something.)
    4. Continue to bug you about photography stuff while I still live here and we don’t have to worry about a time zone difference yet. :)

  • January 3, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    Great post Courtney! My goals are:

    -do some kind of monday me or self portrait once a week, inspired by your posts last year.

    -get another lens.

    -get more creative and define my photographic style.

    • January 3, 2011 at 7:28 AM

      oh i’m also doing a p52 instead of a 365.

  • January 3, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    I can happily say I FINALLY backed up all my photo’s! And I really should start to print photo’s out every month, that’s a great goal actually! And I definitely want to become more comfortable shooting manual!

  • January 4, 2011 at 2:36 AM

    I’d really LOVE to take an online photography class. Any ideas?

    • January 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM

      Anything offered through Clickinmoms is fabulous!!!

  • January 5, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    Hi Courtney,
    I love your goals and I share some of the same ones too.

    I had a question about Clickin Moms. I’ve been to their site several times but never joined because of the fee. How does it compare to One of the reasons I haven’t joined is because I learn so much on ILP, but I’ve been intrigued by CM for a while. :)

    Thanks for any input!

    • January 5, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      Honestly, I haven’t spent a lot of time on ILP. I really liked the idea of a community of moms/women helping each other out. I think the fee is definitely worth it, in fact, I became a lifetime member. Their workshops are fabulous and I can’t say enough good things about them!! It is a wonderful community of extremely helpful people! They cover everything from tips to improve your photos, inspiration, and business ideas.

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