Photo credit: Lanny Cottrell
MY GOALS FOR 2016,
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
First of all let me wish everyone: HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!
I look back on 2015 and think, that a lot has happened to this blog page. 49 different publications in 5 months, some have been really popular (The Art of Black and White Photography is by far, still one of the most popular posts, and is still getting a lot of hits), and some not so much. But, as I look to what I really want to accomplish with the blog, I really want to have it become a source that all photographers will want to come to for A)- Entertainment, B)- instruction on how to take better photos, C)- a source to keep up with the latest in photo equipment, and D)- learn from other photographers by viewing great photos. So, there is several things I need to do, and I hope you don't mind me taking the time to tell you my plans.
A- Entertainment -
This I hope to do by continuing to do the "Photos of the Week". I think it has been really fun to find these photos, based on the rules of composition, telling stories with photos, and the joy of looking at art in general. This is fun, and I learn from these photos as well. If you look at a great photo, and don't analyze them, and see what you can do like that, you are missing the point. My schedule for now is that every Thursday, the "Photos of the Week" will be posted. So, continue to watch for those.
Photo Credit: Martin Rak, Titled: Burning Hills
B)- Instructions on How to take better Photos:
This was my original plan when I started this blog. Back when I worked at a camera store, I found it a lot of fun to teach photography classes, to show people how to get more enjoyment out of taking pictures. And this is why I started this blog in the first place. And now with the help of other great photographers and authors, I can continue to provide this instruction every Monday. Plan on that to continue, and I hope that if anyone would like to contribute, will feel free to contact me. I think it is an essential part of photography. We can all benefit from this.
Photo credit: Luke Austin Photography
C)- A source to keep up with the latest in technology.
I, along with all of you, should be fascinated with the latest in photo equipment. This is a high tech world now. And I have only done a few interesting posts on "technology updates". And I will try to be more diligent in that. I do read magazines, go into the local photo store and check out the latest things that are going on. The schedule for these things are random. When I see and hear about these things, I will just post them when I am informed myself. Check my main blog page to see what has been posted in the past. Here is something new: