This is another goal that I have really had to sit down and think about. What exactly is it about photography that I am hoping to achieve and what metrics will I use to measure if I meet my goal. At this point in time, I am ultimately wanting to use my camera more.
I have a Flickr account which I have wanted to upgrade to a Pro account but at $50/year have not been able to justify paying for a two-year Pro membership when I am yet to even be close to maxing out the free account. There is a 300MB/month upload limit which at 6MB per photo works out to about 50 photos per month I could upload.
With a current goal set at 10 photos per month, it might take me a while before I would even have the need to upgrade to the Pro account. Out of 100 photos I take, I have only ever posted less then five to my Flickr account. This may not seem like a lot but I am not one who does post-photo processing. The only time I ever modify a photo is if I am using it in a website design or something of the sort.
I will re-assess this goal in three months and if I haven’t already, start working on taking better photographs and using the settings on the camera.
- dSLR Camera and Accessories
- Walking shoes / feet
- Popular Photography Magazine
- Photography Books
- I am an excellent photographer.
- I take my time before pressing the shutter ensuring the perfect shot.
- I always frame the perfect shot.
- My photographs are enjoyed by those who view them.
- Read photography books
- Catch up on Photography magazines
This Goal meets the SMART criteria:
- Specific: clearly stated what I want to do, how and by when
- Measurable: by number of photos uploaded to Flickr per month
- Accountable: to my followers
- Realistic: have the tools, knowledge and time to achieve
- Time-based: deadline set to achieve this goal
My Positive Affirmations are positive and stated in the present and my goals meet the SMART criteria which means I have set myself up for success in achieving my photography goal of using my camera more.
Are you also a photographer? Do you set goals or projects for yourself to use your camera more?