Each year I sit down and make goals just like everyone else. Like always, I call them goals rather than resolutions. I just feel like goals are more attainable. I make goals for a lot of areas of my life, my personal life, blog, and photography goals.
I feel it is really important to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish this year. When you have a hobby like photography, whether you want to turn it into a business or just become a better photographer, you need to figure out what you should focus on. You can read my photography goals for 2012 here.
1. Stay on top of editing and printing.
I’m embarrassed to say but 2012 was probably my worst year when it came to editing. I have lots of excuses like having a baby and moving across the world but none the less, I have unedited photos living on my computer and that drives me crazy. My goal is to upload my photos daily and spend a few minutes editing or culling them right away. I did this in 2010 and loved it! I will print my images once a month and place them in Project Life albums.
2. Edit and print 2012 photos.
Another huge task but I WILL do this. I will use my secret weapon to help me tackle a years worth of photos. I will then print them and put them in my Project Life albums.
3. Complete another Project 365.
Like I have said many times before, this was the best thing I did for my photography in 2010. I tried another one in 2011 but quit in July. Not this year, I’m going to take a photo everyday, edit it, and complete a full 365. If you want to link up and support others who are doing a Project 365 or Project 52 week, you can do so here.
4. Learn to use my ExpoDisc and nail white balance.
This was a goal last year which I worked really hard on. I used Kelvins for white balance this past year and had a lot of success. This year I’m going to try out an ExpoDisc.
5. Find my style.
This task seems quite daunting to me but one I need to figure out.
6. Re-do post workshops and ebooks.
I believe I have taken 8 workshops through Clickin’ Moms. I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas to help me have my lessons easily at hand. I plan on focusing on one workshop and the skills taught once a month. It will be a good way to drill these skills into my everyday shooting.
7. Photograph the kids together.
I said it last year and I definitely want to focus on it again this year. I want to have more photos of all of my children together. I am guilty of photographing them by themselves often, let’s face it, it’s easier. I want to capture more of them together and their interaction/lifestyle type shots.
8. Continue to do self portraits.
You know I’m a huge advocate of getting in front of the camera. It is so important for your children and family to have photos of you in them as well. You were there as well, you need to document it. Lacey Meyer’s just wrote a great guest post with pull backs on how she accomplishes self portraits.
9. Continue to shoot for me.
Even though I want to capture photos for my kids, ultimately, I am shooting for myself.
10. Create a portfolio.
This one goes with my dream of applying to CMPro. I want to produce portfolio worthy images.
Apply for CMPro.
Create an in person workshop.
I had both of these goals last year but never got my tail in gear to do it. This is my year :)
What are your photography goals?? If you need some ideas of photography projects, check out yesterday’s post.
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