Let go through my list and see where improvement still needs to be made.
- Find alternative editing style via lightroom
I have been thinking more about how I edit my photos and picking a tutorial video and also advice from a friend, a simple alternative crop aspect and using "split tone" has dramatically changed how my photos look. I'm looking into using tone curve to my photos, still learning. I have seen recently, I'm not "batch" editing all photos exactly the same.
- Learn basic sfx via photoshop
Easy one to answer, nope. But hopefully that will change soon as photos from MCM London, there are some photos I like to add some basic sfx.
- Shoot other styles of photography such as fashion, practically effects (smoke bomb, bath water) , fetish etc
Again, not really. I'm still shooting cosplay but had the odd occasion shooting a fashion esq project for friends and that was interesting to do, as the principle of portrait photography doesn't change, the language and style obviously changes.
- Learn to use lights more
Umm...next question! Seriously, I have used lights at the studio day back in April and have a bigger appreciation for people who use lights in studio.
- More location shoots.
I have been driven to go out and get around the country and shooting in more places. I really do enjoy doing this part of my hobby.
- Be more up front with people if I'm upset by something
I think I am still reserve about things which upset me as I don't want to cause drama but then again I can't think of many incidents which has upset me.
I hope that by the end of the year, I can say YES to all the points above, learning about lighting and sfx work (photoshop). I have enrolled on a few online course which now I have time, I can sit down and go through them. Till the next time.