New Year’s Resolutions – Photography Version
by Christopher Foltz
I am not a huge New Year’s Resolution type of person, that is because you should be able to do that at any time -> set your goal, reach it, why does it have to be a new year to do this. But I decided after my first full year of really being into this photography thing to set some goals for myself for 2011. What are your goals?
*Work on my patience! – A lot of times while I am out, I am so excited to get to the next shot or get home to look at what I have taken, I loose some quality in my shots. This goes a long way in photography and life in general.
*Don’t fret on what you don’t have. – Yes, I would love to have a better camera, but you know what, I do love the one I have. It is light, I know where everything is at, and it when set-up right it does take great shots. There are a million different things I want, you just need to be happy with what you got and enjoy it.
*Take more portraits! – I obviously love the night time of the city. But on of my favorite shots is the random one of my parents from their Christmas visit. I need to take more in the moment shots for those great memories.
*Enter more contests. – One, it is fun, two it gives you something to strive for, and three, you just never know what is going to happen and who is going to see your work.
*Finally, as everyone says, keep shooting! – It is the only way to get better and well that is why we are all into this, isn’t it?
I hope everyone has a blast on New Year’s Eve and is safe. 2010 was amazing and I know 2011 will be even better! How can it not, I am getting married to the love of my life!
Cheers to the New Year!