2013 and Personal Photography Projects

A couple weeks ago, I started to review my catalog of 2012 photos to see what the year had meant for me in the photo world. Even before looking into Lightroom I knew what I was going to find.

Oh snap, that darned photographer moved his camera again.

I made very few personal photos in 2012 compared to recent years.

Professionally, this was my busiest year, with various commercial, portrait, and event clients keeping me fairly busy. I enjoyed the range of projects I worked for clients. But personal work, for fun, for enjoyment, for growth and learning? I lagged.

I could run through a variety of excuses but they all boil down to me not prioritizing the time to get out and shoot.

Gotta change that in 2013. Want to help me out? Hold my ass accountable. If I go a while without sharing anything current, ask me what I’m working on.

New year starts today. Let’s go.

Pike Place Market in the evening at Christmastime.

Interesting Links Roundup: January 11th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?

My 2012 Theme: Face to Face

It’s the time of the year when folks are making resolutions, setting goals, or choosing their three words.

Brian Mataish and Nicole Young setup a camera for the photowalk group shotHere’s my plan for 2012: more meetings. Wipe that WTF look off of your face. I’m not talking about slow committees being lulled by bad PowerPoint decks in conference rooms.

I want to convert online acquaintances into “real life” ones. I want to have face to face encounters with folks who I only know via their blogs or photos. I’m talking about more 1:1 coffee shop chats or photowalks. Online relationships are great, but I find that meeting someone, even just once, strengthens that relationship and often causes it to grow exponentially.

If we routinely converse online but haven’t met in real life, don’t be surprised if I contact you and ask to get together over a coffee or a beer. I’d love to chat with you in meetspace.