When we look at a photograph, the resolution can make all the difference…is it clear, sharp, well-defined? Does it make us want to take a second look, spend some time with it, appreciate it?
It’s the same with the photographer. Our resolutions can help us better define and express ourselves….as people and artists. Everyone I know in this group has a common goal…to LEARN more. Here’s some ideas for resolutions the will guarantee to move you forward all year long.
L = LOOK for natural frames, contrasts (colors and subjects), repeating patterns, reflections, interesting backdrops, textures, angles, architecture, “S” shapes
E = EXPERIMENT – change your settings, change your focus, “paint” with a flashlight, lighting, fill-flash, exposures, street shots from the hip, night photography, action shots, imitate a famous painting, participate in Theme Challenges
A = ACQUIRE new skills – attend photo chats & seminars, subscribe to photo newsletters, go to galleries, read manuals & books, enter contests, Join PAC’s Google+
R = ROAD TRIPS – go to new places, go to old places and find new photo ops, take photos to tell a specific story/theme about where you are, go on meet-ups & Photo-Walks
N = INNOVATE – develop your own style, create your portfolio, create slideshows, learn post processing techniques such as Photoshop or Lightroom
Most important, keep smiling and keep sharing…
2013 is YOUR year to move your hobby or career forward – interact with other photogs and learn! Join here ASAP: http://www.PhotoAdvClub.com
This is such a perfect summary of what I feel about my photography this year. Thank you for the post!
Cool! I am in!