Update: I have applied to Click Pro! (This was a 2018 goal that missed the deadline by a couple of weeks. I will get my results in two weeks or less. Will be following up on that!)
And on to 2019 Photography Goals!
Once I started to think about a list of what I’d like to do and how I’d like to grow in my photography this year, nothing immediately came to mind. Perhaps it was because I was undertaking two of the three 2018 goals and my brain just couldn’t add any more to the docket?
But I was chatting with a friend about my drone and she asked if I had mastered it. My answer: “Far from it.” And from there my list began…
Master Drone Photography
Well, let’s be honest: if there is any truth in the old saying “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst,” I will be far from a master in one year’s time. But I’d like to feel confident in how and where and what I capture when flying my drone by year’s end.
I received a GoPro Karma drone for my birthday last year, and though I’ve taken it out a few times, I have far from really gotten the hang of it. I live close to a small airport, and I’m paranoid about tripping up some pilot on a small engine plane and wreaking havoc…so it mostly stays in its case unless we go camping. But no more! So that’s goal numero uno.
Create Two Family Films
I’m currently taking the Everyday Films workshop and I am loving it (and frustrated by it and excited by it…and all those other things that come along with learning something new). I want to ensure I apply those skills by creating at least two family films of my family this year: one of summer (I always seem more inspired in the summer) and one of a family trip.
Take a Monthly Self-Portrait
Two years ago, I made a point to get in the frame with my children. (Being present in photos is my soapbox after all.) This year, I want to continue on that but push myself to not hide behind my children, to be bold in showing myself. It is where I’m least comfortable so that means it is necessary. January has been captured…so one down, 12 to go!
So that’s the Big Three for 2019! Hold me to it…
Whitney Williams of Sweet Wally Photography specializes in capturing motherhood. She is a family, maternity and lifestyle newborn photographer serving the Nashville are and Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is available for travel.