New Year’s Resolutions

Sunrise from Rye Harbor State Park in Rye, New Hampshire.
Rye Harbor State Park – Rye, New Hampshire
 

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve celebration. Its that time of year to make those New Year’s resolutions. Admittedly, I do not make New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I usually end up breaking them before the month of January is over.

This year I decided to break the cycle and make four resolutions that I hope will help improve my photography business in 2015. Though the resolutions are small, each one will benefit my photography in some way. Below are my four resolutions.

New Year’s Resolutions

1) Learn how to use social media better, mainly Facebook, for my business. As a photographer, I do not do well when it comes to the social media sites. I was taught to promote my work in a professional manner, but not brag about every sale I make. Its a fine line, I know. I may just hire a young kid to run my Facebook page.

2) Like every other full-time working outdoor photographer, I want to spend more time in the field shooting. The business side of photography takes up seventy-five to eighty percent of my business. Over the last few years, I have had no luck obtaining equal balance of field and office time. The perfect ratio would be sixty percent office and forty percent out in the field.

3) This year I am going to experiment more with my blog. I am going to try some different approaches this year that I hope will attract photo buyers and viewers, and at the same time create awareness for the environment.

4) Include more of my personal work (historic sites) in my everyday photography business. I think people tend to have a greater appreciation for the White Mountains when they know the historical background surrounding a particular area. The yesteryear of the White Mountains is incredible, and I want to help keep it alive.

Did you make any resolutions this year to better yourself? Feel free to comment, and I would love to hear how photographers plan to improve themselves in 2015. If you are new to my blog feel free to read the about page.

Happy image making..

 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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