Jared Polin

Photographer's New Year's Resolution

As 2015 draws to a close, many want to change themselves in the New Year. Whether it is losing weight, traveling, or just taking pictures, we all plan to better ourselves. However, the question is, will you actually do it? I have compiled some things that I want to complete in 2016.

1.      Shoot more

I am lazy and with that being said I just need to go out and shoot more. I just need to bring my camera as much as possible whenever I leave the house. The only way to better whatever you do is by practicing it all the time. If I want to get better at photography I need to practice as much as possible.

2.      Create more content

I think everyone that is successful does this. You need to just put content out as much as possible. This goes for any occupation. Jared Polin, photography YouTuber, stresses this all the time. By creating content regularly generates more interest and in turn a bigger audience. For a photographer, it’s not just photos but writing or videos. As long as you are creating content, you will create an audience.

3.      Focus on what I have now

In a recent blog I talked about GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). It is not a real disease but it is when you want the newest and best equipment. I have struggled with this many of times. This year I have really put my foot down. When I ponder new lenses or equipment, I think to myself, do I really need this? I can work with what I have now. The only time you need new equipment is when you are limited by the equipment you have now.

4.      Marketing

As I am heading in to my final semester of college, I need to figure out what I want to do. I know that I want to do photography and if I really want to do that I need to market myself. I need to get my name out there to potential clients. This year I really hopped onto the social media train, which is a great way to get your name out to the world. I also need to use it more and put more time and effort into acquiring new clients.

5.      Be a better person

Last but certainly not least, I need to better myself. I am not just talking about in photography but also life in general. And this can be with anything. Going to the gym, being nicer to people, or even just helping a friend out in need. I am not going to be good with photography and clients if I am not a good person. We all strive to be a better person but we just need to do it.

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