Photo resolutions for 2009

Posted in photos at 4:12 am by wingerz


Looking back, it was a pretty good 2008. Still shooting mostly with the Rebel XT and 28-105 that I got two years ago. Here’s my assessment of last year’s goals:

Get better at post-processing. I feel a lot more comfortable tweaking white balance and curves. One tip that I picked up from friend is to take multiple passes through a set of photos since your sense of the right white balance can slowly evolve as you go from photo to photo.
Work on composition. Definitely getting better at seeing things in 2D, and I’ve been active in repositioning distractions or myself to get a better shot.
Be more creative. Haven’t done anything too crazy lately, unfortunately.
Shoot more photos. The camera comes along with me everywhere, and having a bag that allows easy access to it makes a big difference.
Be in more pictures. When people offer to take a picture of me, I’m more likely to agree to it.

So, onto goals for this year.

Play around with lighting. It’s fun to read Strobist but hard to acquire all of the equipment. Also, as far as busting out extra flashes to shoot photos, it’s probably not something that’s going to happen all that regularly. Nevertheless, it would be fun to learn more and play around with my extra flash.
Get out more. The town scenery here isn’t as photo-worthy as Cambridge and Boston, but that’s no excuse. Hopefully I’ll find some favorite local spots to take photos.
Spend more time post-processing my best photos. All photos currently get about the same post-processing treatment; I’d like to spend more time with the best ones to make them really pop.
Read some books. I’ve been able to learn a good deal on my own from reading blogs and other online resources, but at this point I’d like to start learning more theory. To start down this path (and my first goal), my sister gave me Light: Science and Magic.
Get more involved in communities. Will try to blog more regularly, participate in photo contests, leave more comments, and encourage my friends (since a ton of them just got DSLRs) to post their pictures somewhere public.


  1. nimes said,

    January 2, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    i am requesting more bunny pictures.

  2. wingerz said,

    January 2, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    did i send you all of these already?

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