This website will be a trial website that I can learn things on without losing lots of hours of work.
Objective number 5 “Website”
I want one source of income achieved solely from my website. This will of course be directly related to the number of visitors to my website, to the value my website has on the World Wide Web.”
See 4 above again!
Objective number 6 – “YouTube”
“I want to have achieved 10,000 views by the end of 2018. 10,000 views triggers more possibilities in YouTube, which I want to get to. And hopefully the quality of my videos will improve over the course of the year to the point where I am able to produce videos for commercial clients that they want to buy.”
Slow going. I have not been consistent enough with this, manly due to time constraints.
But this target remains, and I will try to work on this on a monthly basis in 2019.
At the time of writing this post I have managed to get 3081 views.
Objective number 7 – “Portfolio”
“I want a high quality printed portfolio of 30 prints for
Interchangeable in a lovely high quality folio holder.
Actual high quality prints that I can present at meetings.”
My last update was this
“Done. Sort of. I have a set of 40 architectural photography prints in a very expensive box. “
I did not get the landscape and travel folios done, and will not be getting them done.
This target will drop off now.
Not much more to say on this one. I can’t see what I would do with a travel photography printed portfolio – a travel photography website makes much more sense.
Objective number 8 “Qualifications”
“I want to achieve my ABIPP in 2018. I never submitted my portfolio in 2016 as I was not happy with it, even though my BIPP mentor was happy with it. There is a lesson there in just going for things that I have definitely learnt.”
Done. I will include an extract from the June 2018 press release again
“Local Photographer Gains International Qualification with BIPP
Rick McEvoy ABIPP is a specialist architectural, construction and industrial photographer based in Dorset, who has recently achieved his Associateship (ABIPP) in Commercial Photography.
Rick joined the BIPP in 2013, gaining his Licentiateship in Commercial Photography in 2014. As well as commercial work, Rick is an independent writer on the Improve Photography website, has a daily photography blog, and has been published in a variety of publications in the UK and further afield. He also produces fine art prints that are for sale on his website.
Rick is a keen travel photographer, with examples of his work featuring on his website, with lots of new plans being worked on for 2018.
His portfolio submission consisted of 40 architectural photography images, 20 interior images and 20 exterior images. All bar one of the images were from commercial commissions carried out for architects and property owners.
You can view Rick’s complete portfolio at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/portfolio
When we asked Rick how he felt about achieving his Associateship, he said: “I feel honoured, proud and I don't mind saying relieved that I was successful in achieving my Associateship. It has taken me a couple of years to get together a portfolio that I was happy with. I am pretty much self-taught.”
To see more of Rick’s work please visit – rickmcevoyphotography.com"
"Notes to Editors:
Contact: Jack Goward, 01296 642020, email@example.com
The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) is an internationally recognised qualifying organisation with over 100 years of experience in qualifying and supporting photographers. The core aims of BIPP are to qualify and support professional photographers, through a network of meetings, awards, training and benefits.
The BIPP is a not for profit body, run by photographers for photographers.
The BIPP has been fighting for and protecting photographers’ rights since 1901.
The BIPP has over 2,800 members worldwide covering all disciplines of photography.
Rick McEvoy ABIPP, firstname.lastname@example.org , rickmcevoyphotography.com"
Enough said! All done. And I am still smiling about this all this time later!
Target achieved. And no plans for any more qualifications in 2019.
Rick McEvoy ABIPP
What I do need to remember to do though is update all the references to LBIPP to ABIPP everywhere, and update the BIPP logos.
Objective number 9 – “Travel photography work”
“I want to achieve one commercial photography booking overseas in 2018.”
It is interesting that the travel photography thing was growing in my mind 12 months ago and has now evolved into something I had not even thought of.
This is another target that has changed and will not be going into my 2019 photography business targets – I have other plans, which I have already mentioned.
It would of course have been nice to have been commissioned to travel somewhere abroad to take some photos, but I am finding myself working less on commissions and more on creating content for my various websites.
Objective number 10 – “One shop to sell my photos”
“Last one. I want my work in an actual shop being sold to actual people. I will get my portfolios done and get out there and see who wants to sell my work.”
Not done. And I am not going to progress this one. Another target bites the dust!
A lot has changed over the course of 2018. And changed in quite a dramatic way.
The main things to change were
I am so glad I decided to do Photos of Santorini. This is a model for future travel photography websites. Deciding to get on and do it was one of the best things I did in 2018. It is there now and in creating this website I learned lots.
Paxos Travel Guide is a bit of a bigger animal, and a model for a more in depth and more commercially viable website.
And a website that needs a lot of time and effort to create – this is why I decided to just get the Santorini website done and published.
I changed to weekly posts from daily posts in October. 3 months in and I am glad that I did this. I have produced much higher quality, and much more informative blog posts. And I have escaped the clutches of that nasty perceived need for daily blog posts, which did not in the end get me anywhere.
Four affiliate partnerships is great news for me, and a sign that I am heading in the right direction.
And what about 2019?
Check out my blog post on 7th January 2019 which will be titled “How to make money from photography – my goals and objectives”
I am hoping that 2019 will be my breakthrough year where things that I have been working hard on come to fruition and give me the things I am looking for. I have an ultimate end point here, which I will conclude my 7th January post with.
If you have any questions please get in touch and I will gladly answer them. I hope that you found this post interesting, and that you might get some inspiration for ways to make money from your photography in 2019.
Rick McEvoy ABIPP - Photographer, blogger, writer, website creator