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What are your Photography Goals for 2020?
#3022434 01/07/20 07:44 PM
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Any New Year's resolutions? What are you plans for photography this year? Saving for new gear? Business plans? Or will you be publishing a book like Ken Lee just did?

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Mike Martin #3022490 01/08/20 04:15 AM
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For 2020, I will continue working on photos for my two upcoming books, write the second book, and just keep getting better at photography, light painting, and post-processing. Nothing specific, I don't think. Oh, also learn how to use my new Pentax K-1 better since it's a huge change from the world of Nikon that I've inhabited for 20+ years. The book publishing company has some marketing, so I will try and augment that with my own, although I seriously suck at marketing. Oh well.

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Mike Martin #3022519 01/08/20 12:59 PM
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Maybe I should set some so I do something. rolleyes

I really think my iPhones have ruined it for me, especially this XR. It's so easy and convenient and it does stuff like panoramas, portraits with great bokeh, etc. that I hardly take my DSLR anywhere, much less out. Even the resolution is higher. idk


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Mike Martin #3022936 01/10/20 03:39 PM
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As always, I resolve to get out more. Nothing clears away the rust like regular practice! And I need to sharpen up my post-processing skills; I've made do with just a bare minimum for much too long.

Hey, tonight's the full moon! There's an abandoned grain elevator in Indiana I've been aching to shoot at night... Won't be this weekend, though; they're forecasting high winds, driving rain turning to sleet and eventually blowing snow. That can make for a different shooting experience, and one closer to home, so there is always that as a standby.

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Mike Martin #3023155 01/11/20 04:36 PM
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It seems like much of the issues I see with people is simply doing it. I actually schedule things on my calendar, even if I don't know where I am going or don't have a specific plan. It makes it much more likely that I actually follow through.

An abandoned grain elevator sounds perfect!!!

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Mike Martin #3026276 01/28/20 05:39 AM
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My photography goal is to take even better live performance shots!!! Also I would like to do performance videos too! If I can swing it I want to get the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens for my can EOS R, and also get a badass off camera flash. I have to work on using a flash.

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Mike Martin #3026703 01/30/20 02:46 AM
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I answered already, but really, I think what I ultimately want to do with my photography (and music) is to make it sound as uniquely me as possible. I want it to completely vibrate with my personality and energy as much as possible. I hope to keep getting closer and closer to this regardless of whether it interferes with the popularity of my photos (or music).

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Mike Martin #3029134 02/15/20 05:40 AM
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I'm also going to try and come up with novel ways to light paint, including coming up with methods to light paint from different angles. That should be fun.


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