Posts tagged Retrospective
2012 retrospective, and looking ahead

Well here we are, another year ends, and another begins, and wow, what a year! I often find myself feeling like I'm not moving ahead, but when I take the time to stop and look around at where I've come from, I really am moving, and at a pretty good rate!

So what happened in 2012? I got a whole host of new clients, as well as maintaining my existing ones. I did a lot of soul searching about what makes me tick, and what I'm aiming to achieve in my work. A landmark event was moving to East London, into my own flat (although I still can't decide which photos to put on the walls!). I've always said, that one of my goals is to be paid to travel the world taking photographs, and two trips to Germany and one to San Francisco were certainly highlights! I also taught my first photography workshop for Olympus, which was extremely well received!

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2011 Retrospective Book

As I mentioned in my 2011 Retrospective blog at the end of the year, I put together a book of all my favourite photos of the year (as I do every year). I use Blurbto get my books printed, and I have to say on this occasion they've really out done themselves!

I had a 25% discount voucher that needed to be used up by the end of 2011, so I submitted my order on the 31st December. I'm shocked that it's now the 6th of January, and I have the book in my hands. With a 2 day shipping service, that's a 4 day turnaround... over the new year period! Combined with the price, I really can't find any reason to go anywhere else!

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2011 : A Retrospective

So that's 2011 just about done and dusted, so as usual, everyone's looking back on what has often been a rubbish year of disappointments, and harping on about how much better 2012 is going to be, and how how it's going to be "their year"! I'm writing this having just finished my "2011 Book", which is now uploading to blurb.com. For those who don't know about my books, you can find out what I'm on about here. It's always interesting looking back at the previous 12 months, to see what you've achieved and where you are currently. I find it's a really good way of pushing and focussing yourself in the months to come. 2011 for me hasn't actually been all bad... In fact, a lot of it has been pretty good. Even some of the bad stuff has taught me a lot, which can only be a good thing.

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