Setting Goals

The people who know me for a while, know that I don't do New Years resolutions. However, I am all about setting goals that I want to accomplish over a year. This year seems to be different; I am actually driven on fire to accomplish better things in my photography journey. So, what are more goals in regards of my photography? I have been working through this free e-book "Beyond the Technical: Growing your Photography through Practice". This resource has been very helpful to me in regards evaluating my photography and where I want to be at the end of 2016.

One of my goals is to finally learn to shoot with the Marco lens properly. I was doing it all wrong...who knew? My first step in archiving that goal is taking another workshop. I am very excited about this workshop taught by photographer Tiffany Kelly through CMU.

But the workshop is only the first step of archiving better Marco shots. I want to shoot daily and get the hang of making some amazing photographs. You see, daily practice is one thing that we should do as a photographers.

My point: I always had issues shooting with my Lensbaby Pro - Sweet 35 optics. But last year, I took my camera and shot one afternoon with the lens. No swapping lenses. To tell you the truth, I loved that experiment and the LB - Sweet 35 has become one of my favorite lenses to work with. Yes, it is tricky and I still have a lot to learn, but it is fun to challenge myself.

Here are a couple shots that I took with the LB/Sweet 35 last year, and one from this past weekend, adding a Marco converter to it...


LB/Sweet 35 - ISO 800 - 1/320


LB/Sweet 35 - ISO 500 - 1/160


LB/Sweet 35 with Macro Converter - ISO 400 - 1/50

Do you have any photography goals set for this year? If so, I would love to hear about your goals.

"Taking a shot every day is going to really train you to see better and look for great images, but if you ramp things up and challenge yourself by trying new lighting styles, different photography genres or post-production styles you will really accelerate your growth." ~ Gina Milicia

Thank you for stopping by today...Until next time, keep smiling.

Iris (TGTG)