Photography Goals of 2015

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Articles | 2 Comments


Making new year goals is a win-win proposition for me — I give myself huge credit for actually making goals and I give myself even more credit for doing next to nothing to achieve them. I’m not much of a goal-driven person. I said I like making goals, I didn’t say I like achieving goals. But I have to admit that making goals does give me a few things to think about for a month or two.

Number 1 Photography Goal for 2015 — Take more pictures, more often. It’s fun, remember?

Number 2 Photography Goal for 2015 — Go back and visit some old photo heart throbs. For me I’d like to photograph some Rocky Mt. wildflowers again and maybe some Oregon old-growth forests that I haven’t photographed in almost 30 years.

Number 3 Photography Goal for 2015 — learn a new technique. I think it will be — hold on to your socks! — Flash!!! More on this in a future blog.

Number 4 Photography Goal for 2015 — And finally, the last and the biggest- add more meaning to my picture taking. I really don’t know exactly how to do this, to add meaning to my photography but I am going to work on it and see what happens. I get adding meaning to my philanthropic photography but how do you do it taking pictures on the farm or in the forest or in a wildflower field? I guess we’ll see.

So there it is, four reasonably obtainable, easily ignorable, highly forgettable goals for 2015. I’ll let you know how I’m doing throughout the year. Assuming, of course, I can remember.


  1. Monte Trumbull
    January 5, 2015

    I so love your sense of humor (and honesty)! Best of luck in the new year David.


  2. Dyan Nemec
    February 4, 2015

    Hey David,

    I though you taught us how to add meaning to a picture. You make sure that the pictures has a place in a story or sequence of events. Also, you might say that a picture has meaning when it represents or presents to the viewer a certain mood.

    But what can I say, I also feel that somehow when you can see the textures presented through nature in the photograph such as in the petals of the flowers, or the wings of the butterfly, it also gives it meaning because the viewer could possibly realize that there is more to nature than just color and shape and to study the photograph closely they begin to see more. Whether it has meaning to anyone besides me or not I don’t know.