The Start of a New Year

The parties are over and time is already ticking away on the new year. Time to put your New Year’s Resolutions into action. You don’t have any resolutions this year? Well, you better get started.

No sense looking into the fuzzy future without a plan, or at least without some specific objectives in mind. Let me give you some suggestions from a photographer’s perspective (which might be applicable in others areas of life).

1. Resolve to do things better. Rather than looking for something totally new to try, how about focusing on doing what you do now, and doing it better. It shouldn’t cost you a lot to do this, either. Since you’re already doing it, you probably have all the tools you need.
2. Look for the beauty around you. This is the overriding theme of this blog of course. But it’s also a great philosophy to carry with you when you’re not in your back yard. If you’re not looking for something the chances of finding it are pretty small. And what photographer doesn’t want to capture some beauty.
3. Be patient. In life as in photography you often have to wait for that perfect moment, the right light, the right angle, or the interesting expression. You can’t rush it. And the added bonus is that, while you’re waiting, some other great shot opportunity that you weren’t expecting often comes along.

Have a great New Year.

Cheers – DJD

Rain since last posting: 0.0 in. 2013 year to date: 1.0 in.

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