Goal: Publish 30 Photos to Flickr by October 31, 2012

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.

Tools:

  • dSLR Camera and Accessories
  • Flickr
  • Blogging
  • Walking shoes / feet
  • Popular Photography Magazine
  • Photography Books

Websites:

Positive Affirmations:

  • 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.

Tasks:

  • 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?

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