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It's A New Year - New Goals?

Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:31 pm

2009 has come and gone. What are your highlights of 2009 and what are your goals or ambitions into the photography and especially aviation photography hobbies for 2010?

It's been a good year for me on A.net, but I haven't really done much in the past 3 or 4 months. My goals for next year is to pass the 100 mark and hopefully spend some time spotting with or meeting other spotters and photographers as I go along. My other goal is a shot I have been waiting on for 3 years and the opportunity has not been quite right yet. Due to the originality of the motive, I can't explain what it is, but hopefully you guys will see sometime this year. I'm feeling lucky.

You?

Happy New Year!   

EDIT: clarity

[Edited 2009-12-30 14:36:06]
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:38 pm

I'll achieve 1 goal quite early in the new year which I have just failed to do in 2009 - 150 shots on A.net. I will have fallen 4 shots shy of the target.

My primary goal for the coming year is to continue to get more of my back catalogue of shots from 2008 and 2009 edited and uploaded. Something I have not really made time for in the past.
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:19 pm

Well,

-Upload over 100
-a night shot
-creative shot
-sunset shot
-panning shot
-air2air

Regards,

Conor
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:32 pm

I am planning on getting a high-quality lens for my Sony α (most likely from Carl Zeiss), therefore I hope to get some more pictures accepted  Smile
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:45 pm

To dust off my camera gear and visit an airport other than for work. Had a few family problems in 2009, so the camera has not been used.
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:29 am

Save up, buy a 100-400mm L, go shooting. Maybe travel elsewhere to get shots. Get a lot more photos uploaded! No specific target because that depends on how often I go spotting.
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:40 am

I'm just trying to get to 50 - I'm 5 images away from that.

I don't have any other goals apart from that - I very rarely upload photos or go out taking photos these days.
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:29 am

I pretty much met all my goals for 2009 but then mine are pretty simple; enjoy my aviation photography. Above all else, that's the one that matters. My goals for 2010 are to visit two aviation museums that have been on my list for a year or two and to travel to a couple of new places, hopefully the far east. I've still to travel on the 777, that would be nice too. I don't bother setting number of photos to achieve, but I'll be passing the 3,000 mark soon so that'll be a nice milestone.

Happy snapping for 2010  champagne   bigthumbsup 

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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:23 am

Simple - find a way of maintaining enthusiasm for the hobby and the site.

Let's hope 2010 brings us good things.

Take care.

Paul

P.S. Secretly I would like to reach 5 million views/2000 accepted photos - that would feel like an achievement - but I am not going to admit to that  wink .
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:46 am

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 1):
I'll achieve 1 goal quite early in the new year which I have just failed to do in 2009 - 150 shots on A.net. I will have fallen 4 shots shy of the target.

I have missed it by 1  

I have had a hand full of rejections over the last week-10days, but one that would've got me to 150 was rejected this morning for center which I can't really see.

Next year i'd like to upload 200............Might be a little optimistic, But I only started in Feb 2009. I had a shed fill of rejections before understanding about photography lighting and conditions etc, getting the right work flow for editing, and upgrading my lense with help from fellow A.netter Karl Nixon.

I also plan on 'getting around' a little more. A week in LEBL/BCN is already booked and paid for, I'm working on EHAM/AMS.

Happy New Year  champagne 

[Edited 2009-12-31 03:49:56]
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:51 am

Only 1h:10min away, make that 1h:9min away!

Happy 2010 everyone.  Smile
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:00 pm

I have no specific goals set for 2010, I would just be happy if I can find the fun again working on a "working PC" (I have had problems with 2 of my home-PC's and e-mail system for more than two months now, and while having a very busy job I could not find the time to look for repair...). One PC is in repair now and I hope to have it fixed soon, so that I can also start uploading again!

Happy New Year and all the best for 2010!!

Best regards,

Walter
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:13 pm

Get to 500 (or more) pictures.
Get a new camera with good lens.
Fly on a 767, Do-328 or A330.

Get closer to my Pilot's license!
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:35 pm

Interesting thread idea. Still would like to snap pictures at: KCVG, KEGE, KPDX, PANC, and "inflight"

Hopefully 2010 will bring me good fortune!

-HH
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:37 pm

- take more pictures than in 2009
- sell more pictures than in 2009
- get more pictures published than in 2009
- spend more time with my daughter at the airport and teach her about airplanes and photography than in 2009
- look for interesting angles at well known airports and surprise the locals that there are other locations to shoot from
- learn new shooting techniques....
- finally get more than 50% keepers when shutter is at 1/15sec)

etc.....

Vasco
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:03 pm

Highlights:

- I got my first DSLR (coming from SLR and a Nikon Coolpix 5600)
- I wrote my first article
- I got my first Photographer's Choice
- I got my first Top of the Day, with some #3s too, which also got me my first "Photographer of the Day"

Goals:

Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 14):
- take more pictures than in 2009
- sell more pictures than in 2009
- get more pictures published than in 2009
- spend more time with my daughter at the airport and teach her about airplanes and photography than in 2009
- look for interesting angles at well known airports and surprise the locals that there are other locations to shoot from
- learn new shooting techniques....
- finally get more than 50% keepers when shutter is at 1/15sec)

Couldn't agree more Vasco! Except for the fact that I don't have a daughter! Hahaha
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:14 pm



Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 14):
- look for interesting angles at well known airports and surprise the locals that there are other locations to shoot from

I like that one.  yes 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:00 pm

I had a number of plans for year 2009 and had complete almost all. Upcoming year is a bit more difficult to say what is in plans as far as there are no concrete figures or marks I'm going to achieve. Might be 20 mln views on A.net?  Wink

Just more interesting staff for myself, for the magazines, for you my friends and colleagues. More sales, indeed  Smile . More new places, more types. More nice people all over the world - our globe is not so huge - aviation confirms that.

Il-86 most probably will be removed from the fleets finally in 2010. Hope to be in time to make some reports airborne. Might be some reports which are under discussion and hopefully will be realised (still bit a secret  Wink ) Oshkosh is in plans for 2010. Lets see.

Wish you plans to be realised, guys! Happy New Year!

Fyodor
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:34 pm

After almost 2 years of a sabbatical (might as well have been) I shall return in 2010 back into the hobby. So my only aim is to get out to the airport more often than has been the case over the past 2 years and get a little more travel done!

So my aims for 2010:

1) Make a few visits to MAN/LHR.
2) Get back into the flow of things i.e post processing.
3) Upload a little more.
4) Print more images.
5) 2 Trips to the states, 2 or 3 into Europe.
6) Shoot a 787.

Happy new year guys, cant wait to catch up with old faces and make friends with new!
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:41 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 10):
Only 1h:10min away, make that 1h:9min away!

Not yet!...here in Ireland  Wink

Conor
 
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:50 pm

Had a poor year, aviation wise, 2009. I'm with Paul in so much as I would actually like to surpass the 5m/2000 mark. Either one would be a personal achievement, nothing more than that. Hopefully I'll get back into the shows during the season, it's always fun!! I want to find new spots no matter where I am. Venture out more when the light's at its best. Make new friends and travel more. The new camera is on order so that's covered but a couple of lenses are still needed. God, there's so much really...
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RE: It's A New Year - New Goals?

Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:29 am

I'd love to capture a 787. For me, that's not likely to occur until they enter revenue service, however, so 2010 probably isn't my year for this. I'd also like to capture a FedEx 777 at Memphis, and that one at least should be achievable. It's possible that later this year Lufthansa will introduce A380 service to JFK, and Emirates will return with 380 service, and I'd like to capture both of these events.

Otherwise, my normal routine of carrying my camera with me when I travel and monthly or so jaunts to BDL should continue for this year.

On the A.net front, my primary goal is 2,000 shots in the database. I have 293 to go for that, so I'll have to be quite prolific this year if I want to meet that goal. So far I have a whopping 1 photo in queue for the year.

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