Happy New Year Everyone!
So we are now into 2009. Hopefully you were on Santa’s ‘has been good list’ and you might have got a new camera or a new lens or maybe an accessory or two.
Have you tried them yet?
Well now is the time to set yourself some (belated) photography resolutions for 2009. Here are a few that I’ve made:
- Perhaps the most important one is to regularly update this site. I am aiming for a new post each week.
- I want to sell some of my images, whether it is as a framed print, or in electronic format as stock photography.
- Learn how to use my flash gun properly.
- Write a handbook to use with the photography courses I will be running.
- Carry my Canon G9 around with me a lot more.
Some of these may be a bit more of a challenge than others, but those are the targets I am setting myself.
But for those of you just starting out in photography, these might be some good suggestions:
- Dedicate a few hours a week to learning how to use your camera and it’s various features.
- Pick a particular area of photography, like portraits or landscapes and concentrate on that area until you are more confident in it. Then move onto another area.
- Join a camera club. They aren’t for everyone but it won’t hurt to give it a try. Most clubs will allow you to visit a couple of times before joining up so you can see what you think.
- Join a web site like Flickr.com and share your images. It’s a great way to get constructive comments on your images and a great way to get inspiration.
- Print some of your pictures, frame them and hang them on the wall. Images take on a whole new look when you put them on the wall instead of look at them on the computer screen.
So there’s a few to get you going, but also remember to keep taking pictures. Try and take your camera with you a lot more and learn to see photo opportunities. With your camera with you, you can make the most of them.