Thursday, December 31, 2009
Ok, I'll play. My single biggest imaging related resolution this year is to grow my skill set in 2010 at least as much as I did in 2009. This has been a huge year of personal development for me, carefully but ambitiously laying the foundation for things to come.
I invested far more in training than gear this year and I believe it was a sound investment. I can see a marked improvement in my lighting, composition, story telling and most importantly, subject interaction that showed up big time in my portfolio. That's good but it will be compounded this year with a similar strategy.
I resolve that by the end of 2010 my book will be full of new images that put my current work behind me. That's why Santa brought me more training this year instead of a new lens, strobe or camera body. I can always use more toys (tools) but I figure the training is more likely to lead to assignments that pay for the gear than the gear is to lead to assignments that pay for the training.
May we all grow by leaps and bounds this year, but most of all may we have so much fun doing it that we actually take the time to leap and bound a bit. Blessings to you - Thanks for being a part of the journey!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Much to the chagrin of my very patient family, I decided to have a little fun taking down the Christmas tree this year. The dog dropped in for a single frame while I had my back turned. See if you can spot his cameo appearance. Thank you to all of the friends, family, clients, associates and faithful pets that have made 2009 such a great year for us. God bless you - HAPPY NEW YEAR!