Thursday, January 10, 2013

the Creativity Project :: January 2013 :: Photography Goals

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Photography goals.
Looking back and looking forward.

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I want to learn new things and try hard to shoot in ways that make people feel beautiful.

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I want to focus on capturing more children.
I love the light that they bring.

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And speaking of light- I love light and airy editing. A lot of times I pull back from this because I know it isn't typical. It is a little artsy. I talk myself out of it. But you know what? I love it and I want more of it, so this year, I am going to try hard to edit how I like to edit sometimes.

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I want to conquer skin tone.

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And last, but not least,
I want to remember to take photos of my most important person,
who just happened to turn 13 yesterday.

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Do you have any goals for this year regarding photography? Do share!

Please visit my friend Scarlett at House of Emery to see her photography goals for this new year. We are trying hard to stretch ourselves this year with our monthly themes. 
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31 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Oooh, what an awesome theme!! I got Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure for Christmas, my first photography book ever! First up is finishing reading that. Already he has challenged me to set my aperture more intentionally for the situation. I need to practice that a LOT. Then, I am trying to shoot outside more, especially while it's cold. And goodness, that white balance thing. There are a few others, but that's a good start. I may have to do a post about this. What a great thing to challenge people to do!

Sharon said...

First of all, happy birthday to Kaish!!! I love your resolutions and I'm looking forward to seeing your light and airy edits. I know they'll be beautiful!

Tamar SB said...

What great goals!!! I think mine are to really get my photo business off the ground! And just have fun capturing life!

Brian Miller said...

woohoo! happy birthday buddy! hope you had a great day.....what no birthday pic? smiles.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your 13 year old!! A teenager!! I've got two! :)
What fabulous goals!Yes, be more artsy! I love it!! I'm just trying to improve and learn how to edit one day....

*Jess* said...

We have similar aspirations :)

Tiffany said...

I want to finish my penn foster photography course, and just practice more. Practice practice practice. Love your goals, and wow 13 how cool.

Marvett Smith said...

Beautiful Becky! I can relate with editing. Sometimes we just need to have the courage to be ourselves and do our own thing!

Maddy said...

I <3 light and airy - so edit away my dear! :) And skin tones....eck! I bought a whole Creative Live course on the topic that I have yet to tackle! Great goals for the year!

Also a big Happy Birthday hug to Kaish! Becky, you officially have a teenager in your hands ;o)

Scarlett Hernandez said...

I gotta say i love those photos of the pretty girl with that green backdrop! and the ones of little Brooke! get back on your light and airy editing, those were my Favorite : )

Sandra said...

Great goals and photos!!

Manisha said...

I loved following the circle! I got a lot of ideas and inspiration from reading all the goals.

Kasey Height said...

Aw, happy birthday to Kaishon! I love light and airy editing, and you seem to have a vision and know what you want. I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun stepping out of the box and you'll do great.

Meghan said...

i love light and airy...

photowannabe said...

Go for it Becky..light and airy is artsy and I love it.
I was really shocked when I went back over my 2012 photos. Most are not of people (faces)Shame on me...
That's my goal for this year. More pictures of family and friends.
Part of the problem is I can't post my grandkids photos on my blog, so I forget to take them at all.
Okay...take up camera and say SMILE PRETTY.

Anonymous said...

absolutely lovely goals, your photos are amazing and speechless.

!Katherine Vargas.

Buckeroomama said...

Happy birthday to Kaish!

A definite, emphatic yes to taking more (and MORE!) photos of those we hold closest and dearest. :)

Wanda said...

Thirteen, what a special age...Happy Birthay to your special boy. Love how you capture him. I just feel like I know him.

Goals with my photography. Becky, I'm such a novice.... my goal is to remember to always keep my little Cannon powershot handy, in my purse, or near me at all times. I never know what I will want to shoot!!! HaHa.

You inspire me big time!!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I happen to love all your photos...old and newer.
13? A Teenager. Sure wish they came with a manual, don't you??? He is a doll!
XOXO

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful! And the great thing about editing now is that you can have several versions of the same picture with a couple of clicks! I hope there is a ton of light in your year. :)

Skeller said...

I like your goals. And I already think your pictures probably make people feel beautiful :-).

patty said...

i love your goals... love your shots already---i think you are making beautiful portraits. goodness. that second shot caught my breath. you got me thinking.. i am going to give what i do some great thought and come up with some of my own goals.

kaishon has gotten so much older looking this year. his eyes and his smile are beautiful in this shot. and that hair-i.love.it.

Southern Gal said...

Happy birthday to your boy!

Goals for photography were the only things I could think of this year. So many missed opportunities last year and too many photos of things that didn't really matter to me. I don't facebook, but I'm going to read the goals.

Sara Garcia said...

I love everything about this post! Beautiful words and beautiful work!

Erin Cassidy|Rochester NY Photographer said...

One: A session with twins! Haven't done one yet.

Two: Do well in my classes this semester

Three: Not take life for granted!!

Have a wonderful 2013!!

Kim J Photography (Phoenix, AZ Photographer) said...

I love that you put your goals out there! I am in love with light and airy also! Do what feels natural to you!

valerie said...

Thank you for your kind words about my "best face". I love your blog, really cute!!! Great work too :) Looks like we have the same goals for 2013 :) Good luck and hope to come back and see some more!!

cv love said...

Love post!

Nina said...

I love your airy editing style! It's so tender and this dreamy look is amazing. You are doing great job!

Dina Lettre said...

Too many to list. :) Love these, my friend...especially the last!

Emily S said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am trying to learn how to use my camera! New year, new goals, right?!