Many people start off a new year with resolutions. Some are easy, some are hard. Some stick and some don’t. As a photographer we are no different, so I will not call them resolutions, but think of them as goals. These are 12 New Year's goals to make you a better photographer. It’s time to up your game.
Set some clear goals
Any good personal trainer will tell you that the first step to getting fit is to set some clear, tangible goals, and the same is true for your photographic fitness. Spend some time now thinking about what you’d like to accomplish throughout the year and that will give you something to focus on.
Share more (thoughtfully)
Social media has made sharing photos a very fundamental part of the photographic process, but it’s important that you consider what kind of sharing you should be doing. There are several facets to consider when revamping your photo sharing strategy. For some, the answer is to share more and build a following with interaction in order to raise their overall profile. For some, a good resolution is to be more careful when self-editing and only share work that they want seen. Another possible resolution is to simply reevaluate the current sharing strategy to figure out which platforms are really working, so they can become a primary focus.
If you want to keep it simple, resolve to sit down and look at how you’re currently sharing photos and really think about what you want to get out of it and how you can improve in that area.