It's late, and to be honest with you I let myself get totally distracted by iPhone OS4, and spent too long on the blog yesterday with Sarah's post, but I have to write something today because exactly 12 months ago I decided to starting blogging.
And what a 12 months it has been! In terms of photography, my skills have improved and evolved, I have better equipment and web presence and a general sense of direction. I've loved the drive that blogging gives me and have researched making more of it, which is why I now have a regular weekly posting. I'm photographing more than ever before and continuing to take on new challenges.
I set out the following statement for my blog 12 months ago:
- My blog will help me explore my needs as a photographer.
- It will push me to analyse my own work and therefore drive it forward.
- It will help me discover what I want to photograph and then help me get the message of my photography out.
- It will help me take part in the discourse about photographer's issues and other photographer's work.
Top three issues definitely going well but I must start looking outside of my own box more for part four. I am doing it, particularly with all the other blogs I follow. But it's not evident enough.
And the next 12 months? Well I'm in a very open place at the moment and refuse to set any measurable goals, however I must continue to explore myself as a photographer, stay up to date with trends and technology and keep an open mind!
There is still much to learn about myself and my photography ;)