I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

May Goals

So, how did I do on my April Goals?

-Start one new photo project and see it through to the point where I have a few good images for it  Hmmm, maybe I did this one with the Lensbaby Sweet 35? I'm not sure. 
-Marketing marketing marketing: direct mail? Perhaps. SOMETHING. Marketing may be my Achilles heel at this point. <-- Still need to get on this one.
-FINISH TAXES. Oh yes. And soon. Must be done in April, absolutely, no excuses. The IRS is a good motivator. Done!
-Get all those photos I've been promising to friends to those actual friends and off my hard drives. This is a worthy goal. I did pretty well on this. 
-Refresh the content on my website, tweak it a bit, maybe add something more. I have a few ideas for this percolating. <-- Now this is a May goal.
-Create a really sustainable, easy backup solution that doesn't cost a million dollars. <-- Still working on this one.
-Read Enchantment. I'm halfway through. Part of what took me so long is that I dithered for two weeks about whether to buy the hard copy or just read it on my phone. I had long internal conversations about which was greener - electronic or paper? In the end I chose electronic.

-Spend at least half an hour every day outside. Honestly, if I get this one done, I'll be sitting pretty. And I mean quality time, one half hour all together, not five minutes here and there. Yeah! I did a pretty good job on this.
-Organize. Get my ducks in a row. <-- Hard to say, really. I'd say I didn't quite. 
-Go to bed earlier. <-- Actually I probably went to bed later.
-Streamline. Do fewer unnecessary tasks. It's a process, but I feel like I'm making progress on this one. 
-Buy nothing except groceries. I've got all the photo gear I need, and my place is full. So no more little impulse buys. At least for April. <-- Total failure! Oh well, there's always May.

And now for my May Goals:

- Shoot 10 portraits of strangers. I'm feeling more confident and like I might be able to do this one.
- Do some marketing 3 times a week.
- Declutter. Get rid of at least 3 full bags of stuff I don't need or use.
- Stay on top of communication, be it email or phone.
- Finish reading Enchantment.
- Update my website.

I feel like I created too many goals in April, and so I had a harder time keeping up with them all. So I've scaled back a bit for May, and focused on what's really important. What about you? Are you making any goals for the month? If so, good luck!