We all reflect at this time of year on the things we’ve accomplished, the friends we cherish and how life in general has treated us. In my case, health issues took centre stage, but have ended positively. I also finished school and started to dabble in photography more seriously. I’ve settled into retirement from a full-time career and now have much more flexibility than I have ever had in deciding what to do with my day. And I’m sharing the holiday season with friends and family and having a blast.
But it is time to get serious again and do some planning around where I would like my photography to go next.
More techniques to experiment with, more image styles to discover and make my own. There will definitely be a concerted effort on architecture this year, both in gathering images and making them sparkle.
I also plan to enter a few competitions, just to see what happens and to gauge what others think of my work.
Lastly, I’d really like to be able to share what I’ve learned. I am a bit of a camera nerd. I don’t just want to know how to do something but why. Along the way, I’ve started to tie together the loose ends between composition and capture, between capture and Lightroom and between Lightroom and Photoshop. I’ve even discovered amazing new tools like Luminar, a hopeful competitor to Photoshop. I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned with you.
Can hardly wait for the New Year. Until then, I wish everyone all of the best for the holiday season. Eat, drink and be merry!