Last year, I focused on shooting. Shooting EVERY. DAY. for the sake of picking up my camera and saying I took a shot. I learned a tremendous amount about my camera in 2010. It became an extension of my body and shooting in manual mode became natural to me as I entered 2011.
This year, I focused on shooting with PURPOSE! Not just picking up the camera because I said I would in order to post a photo everyday. Instead, I carefully thought about what I was shooting. I developed a style and a workflow that works really well for me. I cleaned up previous years worth of photos and backed them up online, on disc, and on an external hard drive. I made my photography process as efficient as possible and am really enjoying the art of photography. I'm looking forward to next year and plan on continuing our blog through 2012.
In closing, I'd like to thank all of you that supported me and my skill building by leaving comments, catching me in the hallways at work, or simply mentioning that you enjoyed reading/viewing posts on the blog. It kept me motivated and encouraged and I really appreciate it!
With that, here are a few of my favorites from 2011: