Your photographic ambitions for 2012

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Psyentist, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Nafe

    Nafe Member

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    Got two additional contracts for the year
    Went to Le Mans instead of F1
    Did some extra V8Supercar work
    Didn't manage any model portfolio work though

    Bought a 70-200 2.8 IS II
     
  2. lench

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    definitely did this, need to step it up though

    done. well.. sorta, still doing things at a massive loss (even more so with film)

    tried, failed. (something about the winter months and me not having weekends free)

    big no. kinda glad because the D-lite RX's look pretty sweet.. but im liking natural light more and more now anyway so im not sure if i want to splurge on a lighting setup

    not much improvement on this, but at least i know which direction i wanna take :lol:
     
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    Psyentist

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    Well, I kinda accomplished that with 7 shoots under my belt. It feels like a bit of a failure on my part as I didn't get started until September!

    Setting the stage for 2013 obviously!
     
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  4. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Check the weddings.

    The others, well.. moved in a different direction :)
     
  5. jars121

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    I wish I had posted in this thread earlier, I feel left out :(

    I can attest to Deft's post above, his wedding work is going from strength to strength :)
     
  6. Frozen_Hell

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    So lets see how I went:

    - Failed
    - Failed
    - Failed
    - Reasonably happy with this one from the outings I've done, I've had my Nikon D800E since May and haven't done more than 1000 shots yet (high 900s currently)
    - Failed, didn't get up for a single sunrise at all :(

    Other things that I did achieve though that weren't on my original list:

    - Have some of my photos printed, framed and hanging on my walls (rather than giving them away as gifts)
    - Taking my personal safety a little bit more seriously when out photographing now (i.e. proper hiking boots, and a PLB), after breaking my arm

    That said, I didn't get out and shoot stuff anywhere near as much as I would've liked. Only 28 photos uploaded to Flickr for the year, versus 70 from last year. Two major things I think impacted that, firstly being very unhappy in my previous job and consequently lacking motivation a lot (but that has been fixed by me changing jobs late in the year), and the whole breaking my arm incident put me out of action for a good 2 months, and even for a month or two after that I was a bit afraid of getting back out there and photographing anything much.

    Looking forward to 2013, and hopefully having a much better year than this one was. :thumbup:
     
  7. isaaus

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    Booked few weddings for myself but ended up working mostly for others, just felt like less headaches :lol: Got 85mm f1.4G, 135mm f2 DC and 300mm f2.8VR, what more could I ask for? Did few shoots solely for myself and scouted few locations as well. Bonus, learn`t how to use off camera flash basics.

    Next years plan-
    - Sell the lenses, I don`t use and buy other primes that I might use :D
    - Develop my shooting style, I feel I am all over the place right now :(
    - Learn to shoot video, more of developing skills to keep myself steady and then apply those to stills.
    - Learn proper portrait shoots, maybe do few workshops with pros :thumbup:
    - Finally get off my butt and test waters with time lapse.

    Oh and yeah, find time to follow hein around, have missed the opportunity few times :upset:
     
  8. Zee

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    #fail.

    Having said that, shooting weddings as a second has helped me develop my photography, and being paid (a very small amount) means at least my hobby is kinda' subsidising itself.

    I almost pulled the trigger on a 70-200 F2.8IS II today. Then realised I don't have anything shorter than an EF100F2.8 Macro (I also have an EF10-22 - but looking to get a 5DIII soon-ish), so probably going to get a Sigma 35 F1.4, and then figure out if I get the 135L, or the new Canon 50 1.4 when it's finally released...


    And next year, I'll house the 50D...
    Z...
     
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  9. birdie

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    - I got a couple of paid jobs, but not as many as I'd hoped though I didn't actively advertise at all... That's my resolution for next year now though...
    - yes I did do this: www.danielbird.com.au
    - I think I did this...

    Next year, it will be:
    - get more paid photo jobs
    - improve my post processing style
    - take lots of photos of my new baby (due in May)
    - improve my gear skills to get a better keeper rate
    - improve my posing skills
     
  10. simplelogik

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    1) Got up to #1 for a few terms and top 5 for all targeted keywords, but Google changed their algo and now in #10 for all target keywords.

    2) Yep, Melbourne, Denmark and a pre wedding in Vegas.

    3) Yep, shooting a wedding in the rain .. only had 2 rainy day weddings this year.

    5) FAILED miserably, photography made me fat .. took up my exercise time.
     
  11. Goldenjera

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    Failed all of them, even my silly one. I occasionally went out to take photographs, but it was a rare event. All I achieved was buying some gear and not using it. However I did complete another degree, so that's something...

    This year:
    - Use the gear I have bought
    - Sell off unused lens(es)
    - Get photo website going, or at least use renderosity
    - Take photographs
    - Get the last 1.5 years worth of film developed
    - Don't buy any more gear, with the exception of camera bag padding for using a normal backpack / handbag
    - Learn how to edit
     
  12. kingbob86

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    Done, done and done.
     
  13. cleary

    cleary Mental in the Face

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    Did all of them except the B&W film development. I did buy a dev tank and a bunch of chemicals though, just need a changing bag and one other chem and I can get started :)
     
  14. MotoJohnno

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    You've done very well for yourself. I feel as though I should be your friend more now so when you get famous I can be all like "Yeah, Tim and I are pretty much bros" then all the chicks will be like "Oh My God you must be so cool"
     
  15. switchblade327

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    1. Nope, sold it
    2. Nope, CBF
    3. Nope, sadly..
     
  16. aokman

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    Hoping to make some new connections overseas this year with storm chasing etc and have the best experiences of my life :D

    Also planning the move to FF before I leave I think... considering jumping to the Nikon boat.
     
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