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Posted 12/29/2013 by TrinaF in General Photography
 

TrinaF
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Posted: 12/29/2013 9:10:00 PM
Anybody have anything particular they are going to work on this year in regard to photography?


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Posted: 12/29/2013 9:26:50 PM
I will finish up my degree in photography this year. Spring is portfolio class and next fall is large format. I've got them backwards since ideally large format comes before portfolio but I didn't start on a traditional schedule and both classes are only offered once a year.


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Posted: 12/29/2013 9:45:49 PM
My goal is to shoot more for myself, less for business. I get so centered on shooting to sell, I forget to shoot just for me.

My resolution - shoot a little just for me!



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Posted: 12/30/2013 6:18:26 AM
Try to get a shot every day and go somewhere to do it. Especially in the Winter months I often find myself heading straight home after work. I want to push myself to go out more. I am a believer that the more you shoot the more you develop your skills.


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Posted: 12/30/2013 7:51:51 AM
To just get out there and take more pictures period! Last year was a disaster! My camera sat on the shelf! I vow not to do that in 2014!


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TrinaF
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Posted: 12/30/2013 4:09:24 PM
Wow! some wonderful goals...
Volt congrats!! on the soon to be degree, that is so awesome!

LeAnne, isn't it funny how when you turn something into a business, you lose some of the fun aspects of it... good luck shooting more for you:>

Jackie, Good luck on your 365 goal...I am the same way when the car heads home it doesn't stop anywhere;> I am doing a 52 challenge.. I might be able to do that;> I very much agree that the more you shoot the better you get... I think that is why I have come so far in 2013...sometimes I feel like I have a black growth at the end of my hand. lol... but its been a good year for my photography.

Streetscrapper DO IT! you will be happy you did for sure.:> Keep your camera close to you...





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TrinaF
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Posted: 12/30/2013 4:10:51 PM
my goal this year is to do a 52 week challenge.... and get better about taking my camera with me, like I used to...I have missed some awesome shots because I left it at home....



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Posted: 12/30/2013 5:01:48 PM
My goal is a little embarrassing... I PROMISE to learn to use the manual controls on my camera! Shooting automatic works most of the time for me, but if I want to do some of the things I see in my head (and here in the photo boards, and online, etc) I need to ratchet it up a few notches. No desire to 'go pro', just a desire to get those hard-to-catch low-light shots, and improve my depth of field. I'd also love to learn to slow down my shutter so I can make moving water look like it's actually in motion!




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Posted: 12/30/2013 6:57:31 PM
I lost my mo-jo for most of 2013. I upgraded to the 70d late in the year and got out there and started shooting again. I want to be able to nail focus and exposure more consistently. I want to devote more time to shooting. I am another pea that works and races home.

Volt- sounds like 2014 will be a big year for you!

I also would like to participate more here. I miss the time when this place buzzed with activity!


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Posted: 12/30/2013 9:25:08 PM
Learn how to use my camera fully. All those buttons have a purpose. Not just on aperture mode!

Take a photo editing/workflow class for PSE.

Get a telephoto lens (OK, maybe that's not really a resolution, more like a wish.)


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Posted: 12/31/2013 3:14:31 PM
For me it is just to keep on keeping on with learning and growing with my photography.

I did a 365 project this year and early on I learned that taking a photo and posting that photo, everyday, didn't work well for me so I now just try to do something photo related everyday.

It may be taking a new photo, or it maybe going back and doing a better or different job of processing a previously taken photo, and posting that. Doing 365 was a worthwhile experience but I think maybe my resolution this year is to use challenges and projects as tools to help me learn rather than as rigid requirements that must be obeyed.

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Posted: 12/31/2013 4:28:04 PM
Take it off automatic!


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Posted: 12/31/2013 5:27:35 PM
Find a system for processing my photos consistently so I don't end the year with a bunch of really cool RAW files on my hard drive and not be able to share them with folks. that's my goal. Seems impossible right now, but one step at a time.


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Posted: 1/2/2014 5:46:47 PM
Organize my photos...I have tens of thousands of photos, with many duplicates, bad quality, etc included. I need to get a system in place so I can easily access my pics and know if they were printed, scrapped, edited, etc. I don't look forward to this challenge, but have been putting it off too long.

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Posted: 1/13/2014 11:56:11 PM
To include myself in the pictures! I went through our family vacations from last yr. Disney, Texas roadtrip, Kansas City, couple of Stay-cation photos.. I've taken hundreds in each trip but have less than 10 with me on it.. it's a little disheartening that before I had the dslr, even when we only have point and shoot, I'm always on it. Now that Ive started to learn photography, I get so caught up with the technicality. Its either getting the perfect focus, the right composition or good exposure.. I forgot why I bought dslr in the first place.. To save all wonderful memories we have together.

This yr, I wanted to make sure I'll have pictures that will remind them of me. 10yrs from now, it wont matter if the pictures are grainy or overexposed or blurry. What they will see is mommy spending time with them in her uncombed hair, wearing her jammies, playing tea party..

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Posted: 1/14/2014 4:53:57 AM
My biggest resolution is to delete images that I an unhappy with as soon as I view them. I tend to be lazy and just leave them on the computer and then end up backing them up with the others onto a disc.

The other resolution is to use my inexpensive autofocus lenses more. The 18-55mm IS, the 55-250mm IS and the 50mm 1.8. I have being using my vintage manual focus lenses almost exclusively in the last couple of years.

I'd like to put these other lenses through their paces and see what they are really capable of. I have gotten some wonderful shots from all of them in the past. I have been lusting after a lower priced L lens, the 70-200mm f/4 or the 24-105mm f/4 but want to play around with the lenses I have first.


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Posted: 1/14/2014 9:51:01 AM
Im with a few on taking more pictures of my family. I used to take tons,and bring the camera to every party or family get together then I started taking for clients and my brother and sister both got a divorce and its hard to look at pics. I want to focus on my five kids and my husband and "our family" and maybe even back into scrapobooking.. I was on album 62 and kinda stopped.. Love reading everyones goals/plans.


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Posted: 1/14/2014 9:36:08 PM

Organize my photos...I have tens of thousands of photos, with many duplicates, bad quality, etc included. I need to get a system in place so I can easily access my pics and know if they were printed, scrapped, edited, etc. I don't look forward to this challenge, but have been putting it off too long.


THIS!!! Maybe we need a weekly challenge to conquer this!! I've gone through Stacy Julian's LOM system and have "parts" of it in place, but my tagging and deleting and editing just really tend to fall by the way side. I need to schedule time into the week to do just this part!


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Posted: 1/21/2014 8:31:26 AM
So I've set myself a goal. Set aside one hour three days a week (T/Th/Sunday) and purge & organize my iPhoto pics. I plan to start with this past year 2013 and work backwards. Deleting,staring, tagging as I go, working one month at a time. Then when each month is complete, upload it to Shutterfly/Smugmug and my ehd - (I believe in backup!) - and order prints from the 3 star photos.
While working backwards, I hope to set aside 30 minutes every Monday to stay on top of this years current photos. Truly, if I'd stay off of Pinterest and Facebook, I could make this happen!I"m going to block time in my calendar and set an alarm - if I don't get serious about this particular aspect of my memory keeping, it's going to overwhelm me!!


Marge
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Posted: 1/21/2014 12:02:29 PM
Marge, that sounds like a fantastic plan! I'd love to implement something like that. And as someone who has an external hard drive at the technicians right now being recovered (last week was a bad one) I'm right there with you on the back-up!


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Posted: 2/25/2014 10:09:49 AM
So we're almost to March…..anyone making headway with their resolutions?

So far I've worked my way through most of last years pics - deleting and tagging.
I now need to go back and flag the ones I want to print for various projects - year in review- and a few sports albums for the kids. This years pics are pretty much in order -- working hard at deleting as I go. Now to backup all the updated files and get some prints ordered!


Marge
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Posted: 2/25/2014 11:43:36 AM
My goal was to find a way to keep up with processing my RAW files so they were shareable. I've actually done that pretty well by learning to use Lightroom 5 and becoming more efficient so that I've processed photos faster. Still a little behind, but as I progress up the learning curve I'm getting less so.


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Posted: 2/25/2014 8:55:42 PM
Sounds like your doing great Susan... I love LR5!

I have have been keeping up with my project 52 as well as a 365 project...I also have taken my camera with me everywhere since the first of the year... I bought an inset and found a bag I liked quite well and for about $69 dollars I have a purse/camera bag that holds my camera/lens combo and and extra lens if I want plus my purse stuff...


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Posted: 2/27/2014 6:49:08 AM
Trina,
what insert did you purchase? I would like to get one to keep in a hobo style purse so that it's with me all the time!


Marge
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Posted: 2/27/2014 7:01:32 AM


Canon7d, Sigma 18-250mm, EF28-135mm, EF-S 55-250mm, Tamron 90mm macro, Tokina 11-16mm wide angle. Process in LR5, CS6

My Flickr address:> http://www.flickr.com/photos/trinasphotoshare/

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Posted: 2/27/2014 4:26:22 PM
I blew one of my resolutions, the one about using my current lenses, when dh got me the 24-105mm f/4, lol. It's been on my camera exclusively.

Using an auto focus lens rather than my older manual focus lenses has resulted in many more 'keepers' so I haven't had to do a lot of deleting, which was my primary resolution. I take fewer photos as well, because focus is perfect in almost all shots.


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Posted: 3/4/2014 12:56:07 PM
I know I'm kind of late coming to this topic, but I have been working on my resolution of editing past photos. I have done the 'photo-a-day' for 5 years, and learned so much about my camera, my style, and how my photos look on layouts. It has been a great experience!

However, I have thousands of photos that I have taken that have never been edited or printed. So my resolution this year has been editing past photos and getting them printed, whether I scrap them or not. I don't think my kids will enjoy searching through my hard drives after I'm gone as much as they would enjoy looking through a box of nice photos.

On my wish list is a giant bulletin board for our front hallway. I'd love to put pics up there that my family could just stand back and enjoy. Random years and varied perspectives--just pretty photos.

Recently I have enjoyed making more layouts with just one photo on them, so having the pictures already printed has been great.


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