Summer holidays 2013

It’s 8pm at night, I am tucked up in bed and mightily tired. Tomorrow is the 2nd of September which this year means it is back to work after six weeks off.
At the start of the holidays I said I wanted to focus on…

  • Photoshop and photography
  • Get buff
  • Look into selling prints online and at craft fairs
  • Read more
  • Buy a new external hard drive and back up my work
  • Go through the last two years of project 365′s and delete out all the rubbish shots which are just clogging up my hard drive

Photography and photoshop – I defiantly pushed myself on the Photoshop front; I’ve tried lots of new things and for this I am proud of myself, and I am on the whole happy with pretty much every shots I have created these past 6 weeks, I can think of two which stand out as being a bit naff but that’s not bad going!
I’ve also been featured on a website and published in a magazine – both of which was other people contacting me so that is nice 🙂

Get buff – kind of did this, but then going on holiday for a week has put it back a bit. However the physio appointment I had has motivated this as now it’s not just a case of getting fit and looking good, it’s also for my knees. I’m aiming to do Pilates a minimum f 3x a week (aiming for 5 ideally) and building in some exercise bike (starting with 5 mins a day).

Selling prints – I did look into it, but then did nothing about it :-/

Read more – I did read more than I had, but I should have read a lot more than I did. Having said that I’ve spent ages flapping around taking and editing shots, but I should have spent less time flapping around online.

External hard drive – did this one! All backed up ^_^

Deleting old shots – did most of 2012, got fed up. A thankless, loveless task which I to be honest I started doing then forgot about completely until I started writing this. I think it might be something to do a bit of every day….

I also managed to work with some people who I had never worked with before. Directing people and working with models was a good experience, although ultimately I prefer working alone.

The downside to the holiday was kB working flat out, all day, all night, weekends – and I think what made it worse was him being in the house. Where he works when he is working from home is the same room as where my computer is, so we were holed up together but he was super busy all the time 😦

Before the end of 2013 I want to….

  • Be fit and healthy, with a good attitude to exercise again. This will benefit my body and especially my knees. Hopefully this will mean that I am not in as much pain this winter as I was last.
  • Continue to experiment and push myself photographically. Get the vey best out of autumn this year – hopefully it will be a good one.

Autumn is my favourite time of year, so I am looking forward to it. I have some ideas which are batting around in my head for shots, and I need to keep at it but at the sam time not let it dominate to the point where everything else falls by the wayside – it will be more difficult to juggle once it gets darker earlier, as I like to do exercise when I get in from work which reduced my options photographically once the sun has set!

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