…Or, my 2017 photography resolutions!
Over the last few weeks, I have been reading lots of blog posts from photographers who are showcasing their favourite 2016 work and setting their aims for the New Year. Lots of these blog posts have been very beautiful to look at – there seems to be a tendency towards video montages at the moment layered with music that makes you weep! – but few of the 2017 aims of these well-seasoned full-time professional photographers struck a chord with me, and I definitely didn’t want to take advantage of the money-off-services-offers that invariably accompanied the posts. (Great marketing though, note to self: that’s how to do it!)
However, through a Facebook post by Snap Photography, I stumbled across this (not New Year themed) blog post by Lauren Rita Photography. ‘A heartfelt letter to the new photographer‘ resonated with me in so many ways, and all 15 points gave me something to think about and act on. I was so inspired by her post that I even contacted her to say so, and that is not like me at all!
So, as we head into a new year, I have set myself some targets – and the main one is #fieldsproject365. Inspired by Lauren, I will be taking and posting a new photo every day of the year, and writing a blog post each week to accompany the images. In committing to this I know I will be able to address some of the points raised by Lauren in her blog post, including finding my style, building a support group, and learning to trust in myself and my skills.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what results this little experiment yields… and I’m hopeful that I’ll be posting a ‘Best of 2017’ blog post of my own next year! In the meantime, why not give my Instagram profile or blog a little follow, and see how I get on with my resolution?!
Happy New Year!
PS My favourite images of 2016? Well, here are a few below… They are my personal favourites, for lots of different reasons – but all of them take me right back to the moment I clicked the shutter and that feeling of knowing I had captured something very special, moving, inspiring, beautiful – or all four! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂
Psst! Click on any image to enlarge!