Self Portrait from my Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

Photography Goals for 2014

I know, I know, your thinking it’s mid-January, were overrrr the whole goal making phase of the new year. Well, I honestly haven’t had the chance to sit down and really think about them so here goes (& I’m not getting up until I’m all done – in a stern mother tone). I truly am a firm believer in making goals and writing them down. It helps with accountability, well you can be the judge of that. I encourage you to write your goals down, they can be publicly, personally, in a blog post, on a piece of toilet paper – whatever works (& wherever you can find the quiet place to do it).

Self Portrait from my Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

[self portrait] Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

Christina Z Photography’s 2014 Goals

I find it important to make both business and personal goals, so here are my business goals for 2014.

  1. Capturing life, one photo at a time. These are the words my business is built on, and I think it’s so important to hold true to it.
  2. Get more organized. My desk, my computer, my work flow, it all needs more organization! I could really use some shelves or more space (hmmm…)
  3. Get my work out there. Enter more photography contests, submit my work to more publications, get featured, published, get out there!
  4. Education. In order to continue to grow my business I need to keep educated.
  5. Blog regularly. It’s a great outlet, and I love showing off my most recent work.
  6. Set out to find inspiration. I want to book more inspired, concept, & styled shoots this year. I want to keep feeding my passion.
  7. Get insta liked. Reach 1,000 followers on Instagram in 2014!
  8. See familiar faces. I want to see my 2013 clients book again this year!
  9. Fifty-Two Project. Complete my weekly photo challenge. Along with a 31 day challenge in August.
  10. Have a rocking Senior Model Program. 
Beauty from my Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

[beauty] Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

Christina’s 2014 Goals:

Here are a few of my personal goals for 2014.

  1. Be a mom & wife first.
  2. Be more active. 
  3. Practice patients.
  4. Shoot for me.
  5. Stay on top of personal editing & printing. 
  6. A day in the life project. One day during my daughters birth month, I want to capture her – as she is, all day.
  7. Unplug. I’m going to start with once a month, and unplug for an entire day. Then maybe try for once a week. In order to try to be more present in life.
[be still] Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

[be still] Fifty-Two Project | © Christina Z Photography

Photography Goals from 2013

As I mentioned earlier, I think it’s important to create goals. It’s also important to look back on those goals to see how you did. So here are my goals from last year.

  1. Capture life’s precious moments, one photo at a time! Yup!
  2. Never leave my camera. You never know what opportunities will present its self. I did alright at this, definitely brought it along more often that I would have previously.
  3. Photo a day challenge. Watch my photography develop over a year’s time. Completed!
  4. Get published. Get my photography featured on a blog/website. It’s not about who you know, but who knows you! Completed! My first ever feature was over at A Military Story – click here to read it
  5. Blog regularly. Present my work & share my personality on my own piece of the web. Completed! I blogged AT LEAST once a week.
  6. Be inspired. Remember that photography is foremost my passion. It’s easy to forget how much I enjoy it, so schedule time to find inspiration. Not enough, but I did alright.
  7. Get organized. Develop a workflow to save time & energy in post processing. Not organized enough.
  8. Be Googled. Show up on the first page of Google. Yes!
  9. Get Liked. Reach 1,000 fans by the end of the year. Yes!
  10. Shoot more! Gain 50% more clients. Yes! Above & Beyond!

I hope this inspires you to write your goals down & make the best of the New Year! I’d love to hear about your goals for 2014, too! Just remember, the most important thing about goals, is having one.

Until next time…

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