New Years Resolution - Stuck Shutter Photography

December 25, 2016

New Years Resolution

Hey Friends!

So, I have lately been feeling stagnant in my photography.  I am not pursuing it like I used to.  Yes, I am going on trips and taking pictures of beautiful landscapes and that is a blast, but there has been nothing consistent or new for a long while now.

After brainstorming on this for the past few weeks, I have come to a conclusion....

Starting January 1st, 2017, I am going to schedule one ''model" per week for 52 weeks straight.  This means that, by the end of 2017, I am going to have a new portfolio of portraits that are going to show my best and most current work.  

I am not going to limit myself to any other constraints than simply the fact that I am going to make a new portfolio quality portrait every week with a new "model".

Why do I keep putting quotations around the work "model"?  That is because the subject of my picture does not need to identify themselves AS a model.  They may be an aspiring or established model, or they may be a coworker, a random person on the street, a dog, my son....the list goes on.  The only stipulation I am making here is the fact that the subject must know that they are being photographed.  I don't really want voyeuristic photos of people on the street to be a part of this. (although I am sure I will still take and post those photos on my social media accounts)

Whew, that is a bunch of text.  Let's break it up a little bit with this beautiful portrait I took of Nola.

Now for the second part of this...

Starting on the first day of the new year, I am going to be launching a photography Youtube channel.  This channel is going to cover many subjects, but at first I am just going to cover this....let's call it the "52 Portrait Challenge"...  

This is a very loose idea and I am not too sure what this will include.  At first, I may just use this as a means to reveal my weekly portrait addition.  But in the future, I will take this Youtube channel where ever my subscribers want me to go.  They may want to know how I got a certain effect, how I edited a certain image, they may want me to review a certain piece of equipment...who knows...  I am open to anything and everything.

But now we are on the same page as to what Stuck Shutter Photography is going to be doing for the foreseeable future and I am very excited to see where it takes me.

Let's make up for this chunk of text with another one of my favorite portraits of Meghan.

Happy New Year!   Thank you for supporting me and Stuck Shutter Photography.

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