With the start of the new year, many people are creating their news year resolutions. I’m no exception. I usually have them written down in a notebook, but now that I have my new website, I want to publically post them so that I will be held accountable and constantly strive towards them.
First, we need to get the basic ones out of the way.
- Go the gym more (3 times a week)
- Drink more water
- Call my parents more often (3 times a week.)
…at least #2 is achievable. I can just hold my mouth open in the show.
Now for the photography goals.
- Improve my photomaniupulation skills
- Go to five Dallas or Texas conventions and set up location shoots
- Attend one continuation education photography conference or class
- Be the first name in studio photography in Irving, TX
I’ve already started working on #1. There are some great YouTube channels that are easy to follow and let you practice different skills. From these, I know I need to continue focusing on masking, color matching, and where the horizon is.
As for #2; I usually attend All-Con, A-Kon and Animefest. I think we are very fortunate here in Texas, especially Dallas, to have so many conventions here.
#3: Arlington Camera hosts a lot of great classes, but there are other amazing shows, including WPPI, Photoshop World, ABOB Conference, ShutterFefst, and a couple other great national events.
The fourth goal is a little more challenging to achieve, but it is the most important for me.
In addition to just listing the goals, it’s important to lay out how to achieve them. The first three are easy to check off as ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if they’re complete. For #4, I plan to continue being involved with the community, active with local events, post engaging and education content on social media, and look for opportunities to create something new with photography.
What are your goals and resolutions for this year?