After reading a blog post by one of the local birders on the island Alvan Buckley on his goals for 2015 I thought it would be a great idea to do the same.
Like most photographers I look to improve on my skills each and every time I go out in the field. I look for new ways or better ways to show the world the sightings I see and wildlife I encounter. Here is a personal list of my goals for 2015
- begin to take landscape photography more serious. Continue to learn as much as I can about the craft and hopefully produce some stunning images. I have 4 locations in mind for this year which I have researched extensively.
- Spend as much time as I can with the herd of Caribou in Terrenceville this May. Learn what I can about them and take note of the herds size to see if their has been any growth over the past year. Try and capture wide angle shots of the herd at sunrise and sunset.
- Enter more contests through out the year in hopes of being published in one of the leading wildlife magazines. Last year was a great year with BBC.
- Spend more time with the Eagles in Terrenceville in hopes of capturing more images.
- Approach at least one local gallery, tourist location or local souvenir store to sell some of my work.
- Photograph an American Bittern which was a goal from last year that I didn't complete.
- Try and capture more of Newfoundlands mammals especially moose since I have very few images of them.
I find setting goals motivates me to push myself further and harder to achieve beautiful and breath taking images. It pushes me to learn and try new things.
Set some goals for yourself for this new year..mark them down so that when the year comes to an end you can look back and see what you have achieved.
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