Goals for 2010

RGEEBLUES 7:59pm, 22 December 2009
Just curious...what are your goals for 2010? List 3 photography goals and 3 personal goals.
moostang78 9 years ago
1) Get a new camera.
2) Learn how to use off camera flash.
3) Learn a different style of photography outside my comfort zone. (newborns)??
GillianSpring Posted 9 years ago. Edited by GillianSpring (member) 9 years ago
1.) Upgrade to full frame :o)
2.) Off camera lighting
3.) Upgrade website, learn to be stress free before my shoots, and studio :o) ?

4.) Learn to knit
5.) Keep my closet cleaned and organized
6.) Smile more!
generationD3/D810 Posted 9 years ago. Edited by generationD3/D810 (member) 9 years ago
Nice to see some new sights being set for 2010 !! Gillian...upgrade to full frame....hope you have plenty of non-Dx lens....LOL
Miya....get a new camera?..see david about his D300....LOL
Me....kick this Cancers butt and back behind the camera...Peace and Joy to all !!!
thomas j mc 9 years ago
1. learn new techniques
2. challenge myself more
3. and take my camera with me places more often!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy a new year of wonderful photographic opportunities!
moostang78 9 years ago
Off topic - but Gillian - why full frame? Is there a better advantage to using a full frame than not a full frame? I know we have discussed this some but I still don't understand completely.

p.s. also seeking information before purchasing my new camera.
generationD3/D810 9 years ago
Full frame has advantages and disavantages. Great for those who still like and live true 35mm shooting. Lose the 1.5 factor in lens....bad on low end(wide angle).....great for long end.

Miya.....what brand and which way you looking for DX or FX ?
Pearson,KyleD 9 years ago
2010 goals huh? hmmmm.
Purchase a new Lensbaby Control Freak and the LB Fisheye Optics
Return/exchange my OGIO camera bag
enter more photography contests

Personal goals?
maybe meet a girl.
buy a car so I can drive again
Walk a ridiculous amount (kind of counters the second goal)
psalm1188 9 years ago
I am toying with the idea of starting a 365 project on Jan1. This would be taking one (or more) photos a day for 365 days. It requires taking the camera with me at all times and posting at least once a week. I am not talking about a self-portrait project, that is something else, but think it might be a good idea to post one self-portrait a month.

I don't know if I can be successful at this, but I think I may try. Would anyone be interested in participating in a group challenge?

By the way, shooters_desire, I teach a class at the Indianapolis Art Center in Beginning Photoshop Elements for photographers, which is a good intro to CS, on Monday nights. The number of the class on the website is 1CM105e. (the Saturday class is not going to happen) This might be a good starting place for you, lots of hands-on.
Photography goals...
1-take better & practice more indoor shots
2-work on lighting (comes w/ practice)
3-take more general photos

Personal goals...
1-exercise more
2-more Lisa-time
3-take a class or two

"Psalm", I would be interested in a 365 group challenge. Definitely not self portrat cuz I REALLY don't want to see myself that many times but something else would be great.
psalm1188 9 years ago
Lisa, I just joined a group called Project 365:2010. They are set to begin Jan. 1.
moostang78 9 years ago
Psalm - I love the idea of a self-portrait a month shot. I tried the 365 last year and it is soooooo overwhelming. You think...."can't be too hard - you take a shot a day." But what I ran into was quality control. I am a little bit of a control freak and couldn't get the creativity into the daily shots and that bugged me. Seemed like about every 3rd day I was just taking anything to get the "shot" for the day. Wasn't the type of project I was thinking it would be.

However, I love the idea of IPC's 52 week project. A picture a week. That I could probably handle. That would be a good goal. Also diggin the self-portrait a month. That could be challenging for those who like to stay behind the camera though. Luckily I'm not one of those :o)
psalm1188 9 years ago
I must admit I think you are right, moon. The more I am facing the challenge the more I am getting unsure. I definitely will join into a 52 challenge.
MereGradle 9 years ago
Psalm - I am taking your Photoshop class I believe. Is it the one that starts next Monday? I'm really looking forward to it!

As far as my 2010 photography goals:
1 - Learn more post-processing techniques
2 - Work on lighting; especially with my new flash I got recently
3 - Join IPC's 52-10 challenge, and stick with it! I need lots of practice!

PS - has anyone participated in any art fairs in Indy selling prints?
generationD3/D810 Posted 9 years ago. Edited by generationD3/D810 (member) 9 years ago
Have sold some prints at Walk in the Park ....Ellenburger Park
mom2tylerwolf 9 years ago
My goals are:
1. Learn my camera. Obviously, he and I are not on the same wavelength!
2. Get a good photo editing program and learn it well!
3. Practice, practice, practice
4. Master's my hardest challenge.
brash recess [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by brash recess (member) 9 years ago
Changing my Goals
1. Enjoy Photography
2. Do more abstract Art Photography
3. Ride my Trek more
4. enter some photo contest and win
5. Become an HDR Junkie
6. Finish the Digital photography course with NYIP i started by the end of the year...

MOM2! consider Adobe Lightroom + IPC offers classes for it. John perez teaches it. He's not bad for a Hoosier boy. Just don't wink or you'll miss
mom2tylerwolf 9 years ago
LOL! I have heard that before! I had him as a sub teacher for one session during my fundamentals class and love him! But, OMG, does he talk fast!!! I am not sure I could keep up!

Is lightroom a stand alone product or do you have to have photoshop for it to work?
brash recess [deleted] 9 years ago
no its a stand alone product. Well worth the investment. On the other hand if your just going to shoot pictures in general family ect. You may want to consider adobe 8 elements because you can do layers with it as well but if you want to do more creative imaging then CS4 or gimp which is free. The new gimp has a lot of video tutorials with it. Not bad for free. Another program that i feel thats probably better then lightroom is ACDSee pro 3.0
mom2tylerwolf 9 years ago
Thanks, Shoot.

I just downloaded Gimp last night (I am such a cheapo!). As soon as I get through my sizing issue (other post), I think I will be on my way! In my dream world, I would like to do infant/baby shots. I have done a few for my niece who just had a baby, but, oh, did they turn out awful. I have a lot of practicing to do.

Thanks again!
Geoffrey Kroll PRO 9 years ago
Photo Goals:

1) Take a photo class, portrait and lighting
2) Carefully examine the benefits of a FF camera
3) Actually do a portrait session at someones house


1) lose 15 pounds
2) quit smoking
3) have fun with photography
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