Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back and Looking Forward

2011 has been an interesting year, to say the least. Photography wise, I was rather active in the spring and especially when I was in London for the summer, and then extremely inactive during the fall. (Personal life related, fall was a bottom low for me this year and hard to deal with)

So here's a look at some things related to photography that I accomplished (or wanted to) this year:
  • First and foremost, I was able to (somehow) take pictures everyday while I was in London. Whether I uploaded them immediately was a different issue I need to work on.
  • Second, I had hoped to do some weekly assignments from one or two places... which didn't last long for me. This is something I really need to work on. -.-
  • I did have a few opportunities to enter photography related contests that I didn't enter. :(
  • This blog itself was, admittedly, forgotten when fall semester started. Personal issues made it difficult for me to keep interest in taking pictures, so I apologize for that.
  • As corny as this sounds I have started (started being the keyword) on a business plan/what I want to do with photography.

Now with that out of the way, here are a couple things I'd like to try and uphold for the upcoming year:
  • Although I'm a little slow on joining the bandwagon, I will be doing a Project 365 for the year 2012. :)
  • A weekly photo shoot of one item a week. I'm a little iffy about this one, but it'll be mostly items that I find around my place and such in order to experiment with angles, exposure, etc.
  • Weekly photo assignments. Yeah... considering how it didn't last long last year, I'm hoping that I'll stick to them better this time around.
  • Creating a portfolio (physical and digital copy): this one has been on my to-do list for quite some time and it's sort of started yet when you take pictures often, the portfolio needs to be updated often as well.
  • I know I said this last year, but I'm going to go ahead with ordering postcards. Yay! Now I need to find which images I want to print. :P
  • Along with postcards, I'm going to try and complete my business plan that I've started. Last year I said that I wasn't interested in starting a photography business. As of right now, I am re-examining my decision and figuring out what I want to do with my photography.

I think that's about it for goals. Crossing fingers on upholding these this year! >.<

PS: Happy New Year!!! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

So to celebrate the holiday, I did a little photo shoot of some of the ornaments on our Christmas tree. Enjoy! :3

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cute Camera

And so December begins. I found a cute camera in a mail catalog. :)

On a random note, my point and shoot Nikon Coolpix is getting repaired after six long years of torture it has gone through (oops). It feels weird not having a easy-to-use camera on hand, even when I wasn't taking pictures. Just the assurance that I had a camera nearby was nice... :(