Photography Goals – 2017 – Summary

Here is a summary of my photography goals for the remainder of 2017 …

GOAL #1 – KEEP LEARNING

My first goal is to continue to learn and grow in my skills and knowledge around my camera, as a photographer, and in using the tools and features of Lightroom.

  • Camera Manual.  I want to thoroughly review my Pentax K1 camera manual so that I am familiar with every button, knob, dial, and setting.
  • Professional Photography Course.  I want to review all of my course materials from the Professional Photography Course at the New York Institute of Photography.
  • Lightroom.  I want to work my way through a learning series on Lightroom to ensure I have a full grasp of LR and how to use it to the fullest extent.

GOAL #2 – KEEP SNAPPING

My second goal is to keep shooting more photos with a focus on classic cars, a 12-week personal challenge, and events/Americana.

  • Classic Cars.  I want to expand my collection of classic car photos by attending at least 5 classic car shows between now and the end of the year.
  • Photo Challenge. I would like to complete a 12-week challenge where I concentrate my photography around different themes.  Here is a list …
    • week 1 – self portrait
    • week 2 – the color blue
    • week 3 – nature
    • week 4 – bokehlicious
    • week 5 – black & white
    • week 6 – around the house
    • week 7 – motion/movement
    • week 8 – views/vistas
    • week 9 – architecture
    • week 10 – portrait/street
    • week 11 – lines
    • week 12 – the color green
  • Events & Americana.  I would like to expand my collection of Events and Americana by attending the annual Civil War Battle of Tunnel Hill (GA) and the Ketner’s Mill Festival.

GOAL #3 – KEEP EXPLORING

My third goal is to keep exploring new aspects of photography that I have little experience with or know little about.

  • Lighting.  I would like to purchase a flash and/or a lighting kit and start to experiment with how to use off the camera flash.
  • Street Photography.  I want to experiment with doing some street work; photographing people going about their day.
  • Freelance Business. I want to concrete action steps to be/become a freelance professional photographer.
  • Go Mirrorless.  I’m interested in exploring mirrorless cameras and purchasing one as part of my gear.

I also want to print and display my photos instead of just viewing them on the web.

GOAL #4 – KEEP ENGAGED

My fourth goal revolves around keeping engaged with other photographers and with the global photographic community.

  • PentaxForums.  I want to increase my participation in pentaxforums.com by reading and posting more frequently and submitting to their weekly and monthly photo competitions.
  • Social Media.  I want to continue to post a couple of times per week to Facebook, Google +, Instagram, and my blog (wethersnaps.blog).
  • Photography Role Models – Blogs.  I would like to follow a series of photography role-models (at least 5) whose work I enjoy and admire.
  •  Competitions.  I would like to enter at least 5 local/regional photography competitions in the coming year.
  •  Photography Club.  I would like to explore joining or creating a club where I work or in the area where I live.

 

 

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