Starting Fresh in 2011

Summing up an entire year is quite a task, so I won’t try to cover everything. Even Chris Brogran kept his summary minimalist and encouraged others to do the same.

Planning for a new year is an equally large task, so I’ll focus on the highlights.

Doing a bit of both is inspiring, powerful and will engage the best parts of you, so I highly recommend creating your own year-end successes and year-ahead plans.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS (in no particular order)

  • Lost 20 pounds
  • Completed tasra365 photography challenge
  • Spoke at SPA (Senior Portrait Artists), POSH, WPPI Pictage booth, MTPPA
  • Launched Teen Identity Photographers Network
  • Launched Teen Identity Model Program and shot most portrait sessions in a year
  • Featured in PPA Magazine for Teen Identity Portraits and Magazine
  • Partnered with C28 and Christa Taylor clothing lines
  • Designed/selected new logos for The Femme Fotog and Teen Identity
  • Created and shot photo series, “Voices of the Victims
  • First gallery showing of images
  • Guest blog on Scott Bourne’s PhotoFocus blog, including selection as Top 100 WordPress blog post
  • Teen Identity Models selected as SPA Model Finalists
  • Won Ronzoni + Mom Central, Snap Suwanee, and POSH Inspiration photo contests
  • Emerging Photographer of the Year Finalist
  • Images selected for display in COLOR gallery
  • Selected for CreativeLIVE David DuChemin Vision Driven Photography Event
  • Planned and created Suwanee Festival of Books + Teen Identity Fashion Show and Event
  • Attended Spread the Love and Fast Track Photographer

2011 PLANNING (initial ideas for who I want to be and what I want to do… still working out the details)

  • Healthy
  • Maintain weight loss
  • Relaxed, peaceful
  • Take trip to Europe
  • Increase and enhance Teen Identity Model Program
  • Shoot 100 or more teen/senior photos
  • Edit and publish teen novel (two drafts already complete)
  • Consistent blogging on The Femme Fotog and Teen Identity
  • Launch The Femme Fotog Coaching Program
  • Write and publish tasra365 book or ebook on improving your images 300% in one year
  • Attend photo workshops and conferences

So, what’s on your plate for 2011? Have you taken a moment to celebrate your 2o11 successes? I’d love to hear about them and celebrate with you!

  • http://typicallifecfdwife.blogspot.com Kara

    Congratulations, Tasra! You are my 365 guru. I am starting today.. I even started a blog/flikr group for it. Yay! Thanks for being such a big inspiration to me! We'll see how this goes.. I'm actually a little bit terrified, but you have to start somewhere, right? Happy 2011!

    • http://tasramar.com tasra

      Proud of you! You'll do fantastic and surprise yourself with how much you improve. Just know the first month is the hardest. Hang in there and connect with other photogs on the journey. It will make it easier!

  • Sandra Marek

    Hi Tasra,
    wow, you inspire me! Today I completed my 365 project. In honor of that I posted the same article I submitted to you back in September. My photography has definately improved since taking your challenge. Thank you so much.
    I'm celebrating and a little gun shy about posting my 2011 goals.

    • http://teenidentity.com Tasra

      Thanks Sandra!

  • Sandra Marek

    Hi Tasra,
    wow, you inspire me! Today I completed my 365 project. In honor of that I posted the same article I submitted to you back in September. My photography has definately improved since taking your challenge. Thank you so much.
    I'm celebrating and a little gun shy about posting my 2011 goals.

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  • {th}ink

    I have been taking a picture a day of my son since he was born. It is so cool to have a 15 months worth of pics!

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    • http://tasramar.com tasra

      Fantastic!