Many people have a bucket list or goals of things they hope to do while they can. Many times these list include travel around the world, accomplishments, and and personal goals. But how many of us constantly strive to accomplish theses things?
Many photographers I know also have bucket lists and I am always fascinated to hear what others want to accomplish. Many times some of the goals are actually easy if you just take the time to research how to do it, take the time, and DO IT.
Lately as a photographer I have been pushing myself to cross some of the items and types of shots off my photography bucket list. We live in an age that provides vast opportunities to learn so much. With sites like YouTube you can teach yourself to do practically anything. Thought it may take years to complete some of my big items, some have been easier to accomplish.
My Photography Bucketlist (no particular order) checked off
Shoot in every National Park 8 down 51 to go Photography the Milky Way Become a Certified Professional Photographer Publish a coffee table photo book (Boots & Spurs, Doors, Texas, National Parks, windmills & Fence posts & gates, IPC Images) Capture a storm front Capture Lighting Teach Photography(Teach adults) Build a studio Host workshops Photograph concerts in Gruene Hall for an artist Earn a Merit in IPC Go four for Four at IPC Make Loan at IPC Earn PPA degrees Photograph a sporting/concert/rodeo event as "press" Shoot on wide format camera Photograph Missions in Texas Yellowstone in Winter Develop my own photos Capture a bald eagle in flight Sell Fine art photography Photograph a Bull Moose, Bear, elk, eagle, owl, wolf and mountain lion/cougar in wild Wrangle at Texas School Work fulltime as a photographer Successfully make composite images
Some of these I am close but others most likely will take years, or a lifetime to complete.