I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. By the time you read this many countries will already be in 2019. With this is in mind I thought this might be the week for us all to share our plans for the coming year.
This week’s theme is Photographic resolutions
Have a think for a moment what your plans are for the following year. Is there a genre of photography you’d like to get better at? Perhaps you want to try something new - a different technique or a subject matter you’ve never shot before? Or maybe you’re planning to do a 365 project this year?
To give you some ideas, here’s what I’m planning for 2019….
As many of you will know, I have a particular interest in architectural photography. Over Christmas I’ve hired a tilt shift lens and I’ve had great fun experimenting with it. I want to improve my skills in this genre in 2019. I did a shoot earlier in December where I tried using some off camera flash to add a different element. I had more failures than successes that day but with practice that can only improve! This is one of the pictures I shot that day, at a disused church near where I live.
Another subject I love is street photography. I enjoy observing people on the street and trying to capture that crucial moment, be it a gesture or some dramatic lighting. I want to spend more time on street photography this year, trying to be braver in the way I shoot. I’m attending a workshop with Damien Demolder, a street photographer whose work I admire, in January so hopefully I’ll learn lots of things I can put into practice through the year.
While some of you may be embarking on 365 projects, I’ve just completed my tenth consecutive 365. I’m going to give myself a slightly easier schedule in 2019 but I’ll still be taking photos very regularly. My aim is to produce at least one photo each week that stretches me in some way each week, so I have some really good work to continbute towards the LRPS qualification I’d like to take. During a walk around the nature reserve a Pagham Harbour on Christmas Eve I experimented with some intentional camera movement. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but I like the sense of movement it gives in the reeds.
If you are considering a 365 project for 2019, please do take a look at the Photoblog 365 Project Calendar over on our learning pages. It contains ideas for things to shoot for every day of the year, so you’ll never be lost for inspiration. You can find it here.
So there are some of my resolutions for 2019. Who knows whether I will achieve them, but I’ve got to try now I’ve told you all about them! I can’t wait to hear what plans you all have - whatever they are, I’m sure you’ll have a ball!
So all that remains is to wish you a very Happy New Year and I hope you have a wonderful 2019!
How to participate:
- Please submit your photo by midnight GMT on Sunday 6th January
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- If you post your picture early in the week don’t forget to pop back to see what others have shared and to cast your votes!
Winners of the last theme
Last week we had two winners of our celebratory themes, with these wonderfully festive images. Congratulations to you both!