Happy New Year!!!!
Delighted you are with me for another year. I hope last year was excellent for you, and that this year will be even better.
I thought I would start my photography blog for 2017 with a post about 10 things I want to do differently in 2017.
I don’t go in for News Years Resolutions. Not as such. But I do believe in learning and improving. So here are some thoughts on things I want to change, work on, improve and develop in 2017.
- Learn new stuff – image capture, composition, processing, SEO, design, marketing. Oh that’s a big one to start with!
- Produce less quantity and more quality. I am not only talking about my images here, but also blog posts, articles, work, anything really.
- Make my blog work for me. I have written about this before. And when I have a post written, schedule it. And stop the typos. Google doesn't like them apparently.
- Take less photographs, but go out more often and try to make more higher quality photographs.
- Sort my Lightroom Catalogue. Finally. Once and for all.
- Approach more clients. And get more work. More direct marketing. And the use of actual prints. And books.
- Work on my stock submissions, both my own stock pages on my website and with my selected picture stock partner companies.
- Continue to develop my niches in architectural, building, construction, industrial and interior photography.
- Learn more. Read more. Listen to less of the same podcasts. Stop signing up to email lists then not reading the emails and then cancelling the subscriptions.
- Read what I already have before buying anything else to read.
And, say it quietly,
Become more efficient. More productive. (I know that's 11 but don't tell anyone).
I love my photography, and want to enjoy it even more in 2017. How do I do this?
Get out and take more photos.
Both commercial images as well as personal work which ends up becoming stock imagery anyway, but photographed by me for me. There is a difference here. I do what I want to do and use that imagery, rather than shooting for others.
Regarding gear? I use less and less each year. There are a couple of things I want to get but I will write about these separately.
But another improvement I will continue with from 2016 is the less is more approach to gear.
Right – that’s the plan - tomorrow I will be back to the business of photography. And I cant wait.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
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