Happy New Year
That is it, the end of 2015 and now onto 2016. I’ve learned in the 50 years of my life that nothing ever really goes according to plan and there are always massive ups and massive downs, and some in betweens. I used to be called pessimist, someone close used to say to me ‘you are always so negative’ and I would respond that being like that meant you were never disappointed. It would still happen, but in amongst it are some great things and last year had many of those.
I don’t want to dwell on the year that has been, but thought perhaps I could look at the year ahead and what my plans are. I have no New Years Resolutions, but I do have things I want to do and achieve in the next year.
Book on Banyule Flats
The photos are pretty much sorted, just need some editing and then organized into book form. The woman who is now doing the magazine will be doing that as well. So it isn’t far away. I’m looking forward to it being finished.
Dynamic Range Magazine
This is where most of my focus is going to be in the year to come. I want to make it as successful as I can. I still think the idea is strong and I know that there are people out there interested in it.
I still can’t believe that I have done this, put together this amazing publication. I have found people to write for it, also people who just think it is a great idea and what to be part of it. I really have to thank all of those who have helped out with it. It is not something I could have done on my own.
I would also like to thank everyone who has purchased it and helped to make it possible. It has been wonderful to get that support.
The next issue is due out in February. We are trying to get the subscription part working so those of you who want to subscribe for the year can.
Another thing that has come up is putting the magazine on the Google store so if you don’t want to pay with PayPal you can purchase it there as well. I’m still looking into that, but it sounds like a good option.
Much of my spare time these days is taken up with learning all I can about Social Media and how to use it for marketing. I am fairly certain it is helping me, but I also need to get it working for the Magazine as well. So 2016 is my year to becoming a social media expert, or wannabe, not really sure yet. I guess we will find out in 12 months.
After my trip, after my most amazing trip, to the US last year I have to admit I would like to do some more travelling. No definite plans yet, but I am hoping to get to Tasmania later in the year. I would also like to go to Venice, and now I have to work out how to make that possible. I might have to look into some grants, or maybe try some crowd funding.
I found the trip to the US had an unexpected effect on me and I really like the way my work is going right now. New York had a much bigger influence than I thought it would.
I am going to be making changes to the blogs. This one will continue with the 3 to 4 posts a week. They will be the Introductions, Monochrome Madness, the post on what I’m up to and one Weekend Wandering post.
On my other blog, on my website I will be doing more posts on my actual images and why I do them. I may do some tutorials, not absolutely sure yet, but the posts will be more about individual images. I have the sticky post at the top of this and in that I put what the latest posts are over there.
It has been great to see many of you going over there and saying hello.
My Photos Today
I have a collection of nine photos. On Instagram you can find out your best nine photos for 2015, and it seems the ones in this post were mine.