Photography Resolutions Revisited Part 2 - Ld

Photography Resolutions Revisited Part 2

One of my very first posts ever on this blog was talking about some photography resolutions/goals that I wanted to complete throughout the year. Part of the reason I started this blog was so that I can 1. help people realize their photography potential and hopefully help teach them photography-related stuff, and 2. as a tool to hold myself accountable to go out and take more pictures throughout the year in order to learn and grow as a photographer. One way to do this was to select some photography resolutions/goals that I wanted to accomplish this year. You can see that post here. I encouraged you to create your own photography goals and said that together, we would revisit them throughout the year.

I realized recently that it was in APRIL that I last revisited these goals. I decided that since we are rounding the final few months of the year, now would be a good time to look at them again and see what has been accomplished and what is still remaining. I know one or two will end up on 2015’s list, but I’m OK with that. In fact, I’m already thinking of what I want to put on next year’s list. I’m getting excited!

If you haven't made any photography goals/resolutions this year, it's not too late! Jot one or two down that you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year. 

1. Start a photography blog - Completed

I started this on the first day of the year. I can’t believe the year has gone so quickly! I’ve learned so much in the past year because of this blog, and it has pushed me to get out and do what I love. I have so many ideas for next year and I can’t wait to unveil them to you!

2. Photograph a showy lady's slipper (Cypripedium calceolus) in Minnesota in the wild - Completed

I’m so excited to say that this one was completed earlier this year. As corny as this is going to sound, and I know it’s really corny, it was almost like a dream come true to be able to check this one off the list. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time. For those interested, I have a post dedicated completely to my lady’s slipper adventure. Check it out here.

3. Throw boiling water into the air when it's really cold and photograph it

This goal has not yet been completed, but I may still have an opportunity this year to do so. Now that it’s October in Minnesota, anything can happen weather-wise. I’m still hoping to get this done this year.

4. Photograph the Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights)

I have not completed this goal year this year, as it has been more challenging than I thought to get to an area where the northern lights were predicted to show. There have been two times that there was a good chance they’d be within a reasonable driving distance of my house, but both nights were cloudy. I’m still going to do what I can with this one, but it may show up on the list again next year.

5. Photograph a star trail

I’m going to be completely honest, I kind of forgot about this one. Again (I said the same thing last time). But, all the reason to revisit these goals. I’m kind of in the same boat with this goal as with the northern lights goal. I’m still not giving up on it though, and will hope to have it completed by the year’s end (or else it too will show up on next year’s list)!

6. Photograph more alpacas! - Completed but Ongoing

I am happy to say that I have indeed photographed more alpacas like I hoped, but am still planning to do more which is why this is ongoing. I visited Bluff Breeze Farm earlier this year for their first annual alpaca baby shower. It was so much fun, and I got to photograph some adorable babies.

Did you make any photography resolutions this year? How are they going? Do you have any you know you'd like to tackle in 2015? I’d LOVE to hear about them!

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