Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Reverb10 - Try

December 18 – Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it? (Author: Kaileen Elise)
In short I want to try harder. I've never been accused of not giving it my all but I know that have more to give. I have more potential than I currently use. Whether that means that others around me are total slouches or they just don't have the same work ethic as I do doesn't really matter and I have no need or desire to call out anyone's work but I do know that I can do better.

My main goal is to try my hand at being a better photographer. In a year where it seemed that my employer did everything in their power to discourage me from working hard to obtain captivating and artistic photos and opt for the lowest common denominator by both using lower quality photos and using crowdsourcing via amateur sources (resulting in those lower quality photos) for nothing more than a photo credit I succumbed to the lack of encouragement and it showed. I probably captured less than 15,000 images this year and their quality was nothing to write home about for the most part.

But I can do better and I know I have the power to motivate myself and I can make 2011 the best year yet for my photography. While I have no illusions of being a top notch photographer or even obtaining name recognition I know I can be better and try harder. What do you plan on trying in 2011?

1 comment:

Jules said...

I dunno.. maybe marriage again? LOL

Merry Christmas Sornie.. hope it's a very happy holiday for you and your family!