As the end of 2018 is fast approaching many of us start to think about how we might want to make some changes in the coming year, we have to decide what we want to stop doing, plus of course what we want to start doing to make life better, or more interesting and of course we start to think about the things we want to improve on.
Many creative folk can suffer from a loss of inspiration as the year goes on. And with the last few weeks before Christmas not being as quiet and peaceful as you might like them to be you can head into the New Year and have yourself a list of New Year's Resolutions that seems crazy and out of control, that you know as you write them down you will never be able to stick with them.
So before Christmas is right on top of us, why not take out ten minutes to yourself and have a think about what you would like to achieve with your photography next year, don't write a long list of resolutions you'll never stick to, try and make it real/achievable, make it a list of things that you can stick to in either small projects at a time/needing just small amounts of time, don't overwhelm yourself with crazy ideas, make it workable, manageable. If you make it too hard or too much/too difficult for yourself you will give up before you have even started.
Here are some Ideas to get you started; (I sell a book with a project for every month for just £10 if you need some help).
Set yourself a project - it can be that you are going to take one photo everyday for a month, or it could be documenting a place from a different angle/viewpoint - somewhere that you see all the time maybe ?
Maybe choose a colour as your theme - or textures, you could choose a prime lens to try and use for a whole project maybe?
We are surrounded by thousands of photos every moment of the day with all of the social media today, and whilst seeing all of these images can be inspirational, don't feel intimidated by other people's work, don't compare your work to others, find your own style, be yourself and enjoy your photography, enjoy learning and trying new things. Remember any mistakes you think you make are all helping you to learn and progress in your craft.
If you want to learn more, look out for my online classes starting in the New Year.
You will be able to learn at your own pace, no pressure.
If you would like to book some one to one photography lessons, email me for more information