Rick Lewis

What is Your New Year's Resolution

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New Year's is quickly approaching.  I was wondering if any of you have made a New Year's resolution or perhaps made more than one.  More travel perhaps, something you've always wanted to photograph etc.

 

My resolution is simply to get better at taking editorial stock images.  Most of the 600+ images I've uploaded are from me just taking pictures for the fun of it, never intending them to be used as editorial stock.  So, for 2018 my goal, or resolution, is to think more about editorial uses rather than just taking snapshots and translating that into images that will have a much better chance of selling.

 

Have you thought about goals or a New Year's resolution for 2018?

 

Rick

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My goal for 2018 is to have 2000 images in my port by 31st Dec and get some more regular commercial clients.

 

My New Year's resolution is to not make any New Year's resolutions.

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1 hour ago, Richard Tadman said:

1920 x 1080

 

Haha.

 

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3 hours ago, Richard Tadman said:

1920 x 1080

 

Oh, I get it now - resolution.  My goodness, I'm slow!  :lol:

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4 hours ago, Richard Tadman said:

1920 x 1080

 

Haha, 5120 × 2880 for me.  Not that I need that much but on second thought my aging eyes may need it!  B)

 

Rick

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Mine is to figure out the best times to go to the gym to avoid all the new people who will be there for 3-4 weeks on account of their New Year's resolutions.

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More travel perhaps

 

Investigate, maybe act 2018-2019:

a. selling (2) FL condos

b. buying (1) bigger FL condo

c. buying (1) Chinatown NYC apt-condo

d. live in b ~6.5 mos/yr, rent it ~5.5 mos/yr to cover its maintenance+taxes

e. live in c ~5.5 mos/yr, rent it ~6.5 mos/yr to cover its maintenance+taxes

f. potentially take lots of FL + NYC photos if b+c+d+e executed

g. annually: ~3 int'l itineraries ~14 days each + ~2 US-Canada itineraries ~14 days each

(+ numerous regional 4-6 day itineraries)

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to convey sense of urgency

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Less travel, more local.

Less Schiphol, more cycle.

Less finding, more creating.

Less repetition, more diversity.

Less UK dependence, more other markets.

More footage.

Less mega events - more smaller events.

 

One thing I did in the last year was "learn" a musical instrument. The last time I tried I was ten and in the first lesson the teacher told me I was too old already. Not exactly encouraging for a ten year old and it became a self-fulfilling profecy when I stopped. Whilst me an my uke aren;t exactly waiting for bookings in the Carnegie Hall, practicing away at twinkle twinkle little star in the kitchen does make an interesting diversion from work and the merry-go-round of checking my net incomes on various sites.

 

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In order to change my photo style, get ahead of crowd, and maintain my interest.

Declare my favourite daily local photo walks off limits, walk somewhere else local.

When I travel abroad will only take Sony RX100 and Nikon 1AW1 waterproof cameras. Will leave the 50 megapixel Canon outfit to use near home.

Will shoot for, and create more, fantasy shots in photoshop. Will mine my image collection for new images from old.

Will upload more microstock like images to Alamy, less editorial.

Experimentation, and some uploads, started October 2017. I think we are good to go.

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Have fun, lose some more weight, and make it to 2019.

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Set myself a target of getting 10000 stock photos for the last three years, failed miserably each time due to caring for others and not getting out, so this year setting lower goals.

 

1 - double my images to 5000

2 - shoot more non railway images

3 -  cover more local news events, i enjoy the rush involved.

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Keep those darned rabbits out of my allotment.

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Take more photos of people and events.

Perhaps it's a mistake, I targeted the travel market (locations, non-people) for 2017 and it worked very well. 

In any case, it's a new challenge and being so, it's fun. I never thought I would say that one day...

 

 

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I too would like to break the 10,000 image mark, should be doable.  I have to keep shooting and uploading to just keep making what I am making now.

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Increase revenues by 30%. It will be challenging. 

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Spend less time on stock and more time shooting for fun with my little Sony HX90V.

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To strive for perfection in all things. I will try to maintain that plan . . . at least until Jan 2. 

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On 29/12/2017 at 16:40, geogphotos said:

Have fun, be happy...

7500 new freshly taken photos uploaded in 2018

 

7500 a year is 20 images per day photographed, processed and keyworded every single day of the year. That's an impressive target to achieve while still finding it fun.

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With around 3,500 photos in less than a year, act on what I’ve learned from these forums, cull those images that are unlikely to sell, go back over older images and edit captions and keywords, finish getting keywords sorted in Lightroom, use Alamy Bridge to sync everything and clear up the mess that I’ve made. Be more selective in what I upload. 

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5456x3632. Submit at 4500x3000, high ISO at 3250x2163.

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