As we are approaching the closing gate of year 2011, please allow me to tell you a (long) story…
This is a story of my 2011, photography-wise. It’s all about me :D… It may be boring for you, but I still want to do this. I’m sorry :D.
First, let’s talk about achievements:
As of now, I have posted (at least) one post per day, everyday. And, since I already prepare another post for tomorrow (a compilation of my personal favorite photos of this year), I can say that I (will) post (more than) 365/365!
To tell you the truth, I’m not sure if I can keep up this one-post-a-day next year… with all the (hopefully) works and other stuffs. But, let’s just see. Aim high!
In 2011 only, according to the EXIFs, I have shot more than 12,500 photos (with my D90, totaling of 15,424 photos since 2010). That’s about 35 photos a day!
I post 365 posts with at least one photo per post, some have more. Let’s assume I published 500 photos, then the success rate (of being posted in the blog) is about 4%. Doesn’t sound impressive at all, but let’s hope it can get better next year.
Now, let’s talk about gears:
In 2011, I bought 3 used camera bodies (not all for me), 3 used lenses, a flash, a used tripod, and other accessories. On the other end, I sold 1 camera body and 3 lenses.
Hmmm… that’s quite a long list. It amazes me how I can spend so much money on this hobby. If you know me very well, I’m sure you will be amazed, too (note: I’m not rich, and I’m known to be stingy, especially to myself).
Do I regret it? Some, yes… but most are not. I made mistake, but instead of regretting it, I chose to learn from it.
Now, gear-wise, I feel like I already have everything I need (want? Oh, I still have a lot of wanted items :D). I now have my favorite set-up for street shooting and traveling light. I don’t think I would want to add anything more in that department.
But desire-to-acquire is never to be taken lightly — I may need more gears for other photography works. I hope not, though. I hope I can survive next year.
How about you? How’s 2011 treating you?
*Meiji-Jingu, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan