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    I'm trying to set myself some goals for the next 3-6 months, so I'm just curious to see what some of everyone else's are. I know we're all on different levels of photography here, so I'll be excited to see everyone grow.
    Some of mine are -
    *Put together my anniversary post for here! Haha! I guess that's an easy one to be able to cross off my list and get me going with the rest of them.

    *Really learn the ins and outs of studio lighting - this is kinda a must for me throughout the winter months. I have a general idea and can produce a nice image, but I would like to take it to the next level by really gaining an understanding of the technical.

    *Explore more creativity with poses and locations

    *Nail exposure in camera a little more consistently so I don't have to mess with it in PP.

    *Get print material designed and printed for my business

    *Start to tie in more personal posts in my photography blog so my clients can really get to know me and connect with me as a photographer

    *Save enough money to purchase my first L glass

    What are some of yours? Feel free to share any tips you may have to help each other reach specific goals.

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    hi Erica!!!! Haven't seen you here in ages! Great thread idea, putting my goals in writing definitely is a good thing.

    * Decide on where I want to go with my photography - do I get a business license to write off my expenses while I am not bringing in any income? I'm in learning mode, and don't know where I want to go.

    * Learn more about OCF, invest in a basic kit that will allow me to use it

    * Be more efficient in my PPing, as I need to spend less time editing ... I'm not sure if that means I need to be happier with what comes off the camera or if I just need to refine my style and have the same steps for most photos.

    * Become more active in lifestyle photography - I have four kids, I need to capture them in their different modes

    * Continue to learn and grow with my photography - rely less on luck and more on skill when it comes to proper exposure
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    Yeah, I know I've been scarce around here! I've been trying to post on other people's threads before I start my own.
    You have some great goals, Gwen!

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    Gwen- LOVE your goals, mine are a lot like yours.

    Some of mine are a little dumb, but they are my goals.

    ** I need to learn how to create a watermark so I feel more comfortable posting online.
    **Work on capturing the pic IN the camera, instead of editing.
    **Read my manual again, and again.
    **Do a LOT more free photo shoots.
    **Learn some more poses.
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    Sadie, I don't know if you've seen this, but here is a tutorial on how to make a watermark in Photoshop: NEW **RULES*LINKS*TUTORIALS*ETC!** (all info)

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    - buy a decent camera...tired of having to rely on my p&s that doesn't allow much room to manipulate

    - learn posing

    - learn photoshop - although I like a PP that said to get better getting a great shot IN the camera rather than editing a lot.

    - getting brave and asking friends/families if I can shoot them for practice. I have a couple of pregnant friends and that would be perfect to go ahead and start now with them!
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    Sadie - here's another link that someone posted in an earlier thread of mine that was SO easy for me to follow and create one!

    http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...rmark+tutorial
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELeigh View Post
    Sadie, I don't know if you've seen this, but here is a tutorial on how to make a watermark in Photoshop: NEW **RULES*LINKS*TUTORIALS*ETC!** (all info)

    I don't have photoshop. I only have PSP. I printed a tutorial off the other day, but it was for a different version. I need to keep looking. Thanks though!
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    Erica, I'm using some of yours since some of mine are the same

    *Ask some more friends and family to photo their kids for practice. Start taking way more pics and hopefully for them to not all be of DS

    *Explore more creativity with poses and locations

    *Nail exposure in camera a little more consistently so I don't have to mess with it in PP.

    *Do 2 online classes

    *Possibly get up the guts to ask a local photographer to be my mentor, so that I can see first hand if this is something I want to pursue more than just a hobby.
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    * Be brave enough to attempt RAW

    * Figure out white balance

    * Figure out my speedlight that I've had for over a year and still am not good at and research to see if its possible to take it off camera. I dunno if I can...its a canon 430ex.

    * Attempt studio lighting (just found a local store near me that RENTS studio equipment, need to block off a weekend and give that a try)

    * Continue learning photoshop elements and really aiming for "clean pp"
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