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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by John M Flores, Jan 1, 2012.
Anyone have any? Gear? Subjects? Techniques?
Shoot mushrooms again, this time starting earlier, in September or so. This year I started in October which is a bit late, but I really liked doing it.
Printing big and hanging my pictures on the wall
Trying to get pictures on a stock photography site
For the next few weeks, finding a good moment to do a shootout between the Minolta primes 50/1.4 - 100/2.5 - 135/2.8 and zooms 50-135/3.5 - 75-150/4 - 75-200/4.5.
Get to Watken's Glen to photograph the Glen
Work on my macro photography this winter!
Shoot more square format digital. Shoot more film (just bought my first medium format). Try and decide what to replace my E-P1 with as the AF speed and screen are pretty terrible.
Shoot film. Other than throwaway cameras I've never really done it. I have been looking at medium format stuff and saving my pennies, so far the leading candidate is a Pentax 645N.
Print some of my photos. I've always just posted them online.
Get an ultra wide angle or fisheye.
Keeping my Olympus e-p2 with me at all possible times and I just started a project 365
My goals for 2012 involve becoming more adept with my flash photography and to make a decision about wether to retain my existing commitment to the 4/3 system.
I must try doing some PP even with a simple software. Learn to use flash better and improve my skills.
No.1 Could this be the year I finally put that roll of transparency film into my last 35mm camera... and No.2 Venture into the 4/3 world.... we live in hope !!!
Try not to get caught up in the new gear that is always coming out and work with fewer choices and better technique.And sell my excess lenses.
I would like to do more portraits.
Spend less on camera gear than i did in 2011. 2011 was a record year so I can basically spend what I want. ;-)
Focus on composition, specifically simple pictures with a story. Oh, and convince my wife I'm not addicted to this stuff, even though I am.
I've several photographic goals for the coming year:
To do lots more street photography with my new E-P3 and develop further a long-term project in this genre into a potential ARPS panel
Complete my EFIAP portfolio - I currently have 45 images accepted in FIAP affiliated Salons - I need just 5 more!
Shoot enough images with my E-P3 to be able to operate it in the dark as I can with my DSLR!
And finally (and most importantly), enjoy my photography - The E-P3 will help here because its portability seems to have brought the fun back into photography!
1) Shoot RAW.
2) Shoot deliberately, with a purpose.
3) No lenses or bodies until 2013.
New year's resolution: Project 365+1
Gear: Just today I ordered a Metz 50 to go with my Olympus :43: gear, and a Panasonic TS3 for beach and surf use during the summer (summer in Australia right now ). I took the Canon S95 down to the beach last night, but need something that can stand up to these three and all the sand and water they can throw at me
Lilly at full speed:
And here is Harry, trying out the same trick:
Holly: "You call that a stick? Throw me a real stick!"
The Panasonic TS3 will enable me to get into the surf with these furry maniacs, and I should be able to get some interesting results. :smile:
Carry and use my tripod more.
Buy a 24 or 28 manual focus Zuiko.
Learn how to use final cut express,
(installed it last year, not used it yet)
- Buy the PL 45mm F2.8 macro and do more macro photography
Spend more time in Death Valley
Spend more time around the Salton Sea
Spend more time in Spring around Tehachapi and the Walker Basin
Spend more time exploring the backroads in/around the San Joaquin Valley