I don’t know if you make New Year’s resolutions or not, but I think it’s always good to make a resolution to improve your photography over the next year. Landscape photographer Nigel Danson gives you seven simple ideas that will help you kick-start 2019 and stay inspired and motivated for creating.
Are you a portrait photographer in search of a 2019 New Year’s resolution?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really stressed over the prospect of another year of not reaching my photography goals.
As we’re recapping on 2017, we can see what we’ve done right, how much we’ve learned, and also take a look at our mistakes. All of these considerations will help us to make plans and decision for the year ahead to help us improve and keep focused on our goals.
Every year around this time, I make a couple of choices about the upcoming year. This time, I’ve decided to focus on photography and make some decisions regarding my work. In this article, you won’t only read about the decisions I’ve made. I’ll also suggest a few more you can make for yourself to make 2018 better and more creative than 2017.
I love the beginning of a new year – its a perfect time to reflect on what you did well last year and what you’d like to accomplish in the new year.
In this article, I thought that I’d share my personal top five photography business goals for next year.
Everyone has different goals and dreams, so I hope that you’ll add a comment and let us know your personal photography goals for the new year too!
Alright 2016, let’s chat for a sec…
Last year I wrote about my 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers and I’m happy to say I followed most of them. I even printed my photos, which means there are photos of my husband and new daughter in my house right now as I write this. Fellow photographers I know you know what a big deal this is, so just allow me a moment to bask in the glory of all your collective high fives.
Thinking back over this past year, there’s one thing that stands out for me as something that was immensely enjoyable, fulfilling and really helped me to forget about the day to day grind of running a photography business…I went on a photography vacation.
For one week in July I clocked over 3000 miles on a rental Kia compact travelling across the US southwest. Using a good old fashioned paper map and sticking to the back roads as much as possible, I started in Albuquerque New Mexico, made my way up through Bisti/De-Na-Zin, past Shiprock to Monument Valley Utah, back down through Arizona and eventually to White Sands in New Mexico (I will publish a more detailed account of this trip in a future article).
I didn’t have any particular itinerary or schedule in mind except to make sure that I was at the right place at the right time to create the best photos I could. I was solo for the first half of this trip and joined by my wife for the second half.
This is the first time I have travelled somewhere solely for the purpose of photography – and if you’re a photographer its something that I highly recommend.
In this article I thought that it would be fun to post a few of my favorite photos from the trip and try to inspire you to try something similar.