24 Goals in 2024

Instead of setting New Year’s resolutions, I like to list goals for the New Year. I like to take a few hours to dream big and challenge myself to explore new ideas, creativity, personal dreams, and what I would like to do or accomplish in the new year.

This year, I was challenged by a friend to develop 24 goals for 2024. I decided to focus these goals on my photography. This was a lot harder than expected. But I am glad I spent a couple of days thinking about it and setting these intentions; what will I do with this list? I will print it and keep it nearby in my office to review it occasionally. I like to check things off the list, so I will do that and make notes. I don’t expect to achieve all 24, but what if I did 20 or even 10? I think I will feel good at the end of the year.

So consider building your list - 24 for 2024! To get started, do a brainstorming session. List everything you want to photograph, such as dream places or subjects. Think about skills you want to learn or develop and consider workshops and conferences you have thought about attending. Consider your photo business if you have one, and set goals around that. Consider editing, printing, and sharing your images. Once you have a list, take a break from it and revisit it. At this point, you can adjust your list; maybe you want to put it in sequential order by date, theme, or category. I put my list in category order: Shooting goals, places, business, etc… 

Here is my list for you to get inspiration from! I will update you on how I did at the end of the year.

Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination. Enjoy the process of pursuing your photography goals, and have fun along the way!

  • Shoot every week 
  • Use my creative lenses monthly - Lensbaby.
  • Macro floral photos throughout the year 
  • Series of my garden in all seasons 
  • Flowers in water with ink
  • Lightpad garden series throughout the year 
  • Still life garden images for future book 
  • Creative flower photo book images
  • Pep method flowers and florals 
  • Visit a garden and shoot monthly. 
  • Six botanical gardens photographed
  • Series on Yosemite landscapes and plants in September
  • California flowers and landscape project in September 
  • Simple editing throughout the year 
  • Use new lr workflow executed 
  • Print 1 image each month 
  • Review images each month on future products/books/calendar/planner
  • Share daily on IG my photography
  • Update my website image galleries quarterly 
  • Get one new commercial client for flower photos 
  • Attend an Adobe photo conference 
  • Have one gallery show of a series of my work 
  • Enter the International Garden Photographer competition 
  • Submit work to 3 galleries 

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