Thursday, December 31, 2009


My goals for this blog:

*Take a picture everyday

*To shoot in manual

*And in RAW

I do not promise to put a post everyday... I will try my best seeing as I have 2 small children but I will take a picture and post them as soon as possible!

I hope to be able to learn more about photography, my camera and editing in hopes to becoming a better photographer!

Wish me luck, and welcome 2010 :)

1 comment:

Jeff Grandon said...

Good luck with this project, I'm excited for you! Some random tips:

Hook your blog to a Facebook Notes box with RSS and you'll get more eyeballs.

Sometimes the least likely of my favorite shots turn out to be the ones others like, so this is a great way to build up your self-editing skills. I wouldn't have gotten any of these insights had I not started posting regularly, so you're on the right track.

I find I can't shoot every day, based on available time and how creative I'm feeling. But when I can shoot I often get several days' worth of blog material. This week I went back to stuff I shot 2 years ago because it matched what was on my mind.

Most days I post on my blog it's because I spent some time in Photoshop rather than touched a camera. I say that does you just as much good. So be broad in defining this commitment, and don't stress yourself out. Coming up with personal content for the world to see daily is harder than it sounds.

Same thing with Manual — you'll be much better at this after a month, and find there are other challenges out there that will make you more well-rounded than fiddling with exposure on every single shot: how about handholding in the dark, framing & composition, action shooting, ISO, flash, etc.? These are some of the things I'm working on ... the more you know, the more you realize how much you don't know.

Give yourself some self-assignments. I'm not sure if you'll mostly be doing kid shots or what, but pick a project and go with it. Like: I'm only going to shoot a certain lens today/this week.

Friends can help motivate you on this, too. For instance, get a theme going: we're going to shoot "circles" next week. That's not all you'll shoot, but it will be something you're watching for as you go about your business. It will help you notice more around you visually.

Tell me what week we're shooting circles, and I'm in. Have a good year!