Goal # 1 – Keep Learning

My first goal as a photographer is to keep learning.  Every week, I stumble upon lots of interesting articles on photography and thousands of great photos to inspire me.  To focus my learning journey, here are three ‘learning’ items I want to concentrate upon.

  • Camera Manual.  I want to thoroughly review my Pentax K1 camera manual so that I am familiar with every button, knob, dial, and setting.  This will help me to understand the K1’s capabilities and allow me to make the necessary adjustments when needed.
  • Professional Photography Course.  I want to review all of my course materials from the Professional Photography Course at the New York Institute of Photography.  There was so much I learned, but so much I want to go over again to ensure I grasp and implement the content.
  • 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. Anthony Morganti, Photos In Color, and Adobe all have excellent YouTube videos I would like to review.

So there you have it.  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.

Goal Setting

For the last few months, I’ve shared a little about my background as a photographer along with lots of photos I’ve taken in recent years.  In the next series of posts, I want to focus on my goals.  What are the immediate (short and long-term) things I want to achieve as a photographer?  What am I aiming for and hoping to accomplish?  I plan on outlining my goals here on the blog.  And in doing so, it will be a good chance for me to slow down and evaluate where I am and where my photography is headed.  So be on the lookout for my goal-setting posts in the coming days.  Next up … Goal #1.

Trip West

We’ve just returned from a trip out West that included Vegas – Sedona – and 4 national parks (Zion, Bryce, Arches, and the Grand Canyon). The trip was awesome and I have lots of photos to share.  Here’s one from the Las Vegas strip.