It is that time of the year again. By this time, most of us forget our new year resolutions. I bet most of you decided to pursue some photography goal, only a few of you may be working towards those goals. Today is the 90th Day of this year. This is a good time to stop for few moments and ask yourself – what have I done in the last 90 days? Has my photography skills improved?
Your Photography Goals – Suggestion and Links
This post attempts to restart some of those forgotten photography goals and give ideas for more goals. I’ll leave the goal setting process to the experts, and will jump directly to some goals that you can consider.
15 Awesome Photography Goals
There are number of sites that will tell you what photography goals to pursue. Some of them are a little too generic while others did not seem to add as much value in my opinion. While researching for some great goals, I came across 10 Photography Goals from Mandy. Mandy has put together a good list of Photography Goals. I could really relate to the list more than any other list, specially for those readers who are planning to start something worthwhile this year. Have a look at that list for some inspiration.
Below are other 5 goals that you should consider for the rest of this year:
Build a Photography Studio on a budget. If you have ever wanted to build yourself a studio for yourself, this might be just the right goal for you. Build a photography studio on your own (or buy for cheap), but the key here is to build it on a budget.
Read one Photography Book and follow it like a guidebook from cover to cover. Do all the assignments and complete all the exercises. Don’t leave a line unread. Just enjoy the book thoroughly with all the faith in that book.
- Completely Understand Your Camera by reading the manual.
- Move Beyond Auto Mode and start experimenting with your camera and other modes.
- Critique Photos Critique your photos and get your photos critiqued. Critiquing a photo requires analyzing a photograph
If you don’t like these goals, modify them or create your own. Pick only 5-6 goals and focus on achieving one goal in at least 30 to 45 days. Don’t make a huge list or you will be overwhelmed. I kind of panic if I have too many things on my plate and too many things to do.
More Inspiration for Your Photography Goals
- How to Set Good Artistic Goals from The Creative Instinct. – Very detailed How-To guide for artists on how to set goals.
- Why Set Yoiur Photography Goals from Marc Silber
- Your Photography Goals from All Things Photography
- Goals and Photography from Military Photojoiurnalism
What are Your Photography Goals
Have you decided your goals yet? Here’s a challenge for you. In the next 24-48 hours, decide your goals and publically announce them by writing on your blog and leaving a link below and I will be posting a follow-up with your blogpost. There is only one criteria. The blogpost should be about your own photography goals and should be published in the next 24-48 hours.