2014 was a great year in the world of photography. We got a lot of new amazing cameras like the Nikon D810, Sony A7s, the A7ii, and the Canon 7Dmkii. Not to mention the Fuji X-T1 and X100t. I’ve had so much fun with the Sony A7r and found a new love addiction with the Fuji X100t.
But it wasn’t just great for photography; it was also one of the better years for my portfolio and personal growth. It’s always a great feeling to expand your knowledge and I think photography is one of those crafts where you can learn indefinitely.
What’s Next? – My Photography Goals For 2015
It’s already looking like 2015 will be interesting. I’m already planning a very busy year.
This year I’ll be shooting more studio and street work and am going to try to get another Japan and Europe trip in there. But we’ll see. Things could get complicated.
As far as cameras go, I’ll likely invest in a Fuji interchangeable system, likely the X-Pro2 if it comes out. That rumored large megapixel Canon 5DmkIV has recaptured my attention for a landscape photography camera. But we’ll have to wait and see. Rumors are rumors and specs are specs. If Canon gears that camera for a sports shooter like they’ve been doing everything else, then likely I will overlook it and stick with Sony or tango with Nikon.
Fine Art Landscape Prints
Besides ordering a bunch of PCB Einsteins, softboxes, and seamless backdrops, my goal is to shoot even more local landscape photography. I have a mile-long list of great places around town in Los Angeles that I still need to shoot. I’ll get on a roll knocking some of them out then it comes screaming to a halt when I pick up some freelance work.
It also seems my local fine artwork sells the best. Every print I’ve ever sold has been something from California. And 99% of them are beach photography. I think part of that is that they are my best prints because I often times go back to the same locations several times a year until something special happens.
I’m also working on something interesting for a buyer right now and it’s something I might start doing regularly. It’s a massive Acrylic print on Fujiflex paper. The recipe goes like this – Fujiflex Crystal Archive paper face mounted to acrylic then mounted to a dibond base. Add some wood or aluminum liners and it’s ready to hang.
The AlikGriffin.com Blog
I’ve always blogged for fun. Never really knew what I was doing, but I’ve always had something I poked around on. Lately this blog, my personal blog, which I started back in 2012 I think, has recently started blowing up with traffic. I will hopefully soon be able to do it full-time, but we’ll have to see. Fingers crossed.
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A Collection of Some of My Best Travel Photography From 2014