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New Year’s Resolution’s: #3 Get Off Your Arse and Shoot

In an attempt to hold myself to my resolutions this year, I’m blogging them. You can read more of my resolutions here.

Get Off Your Arse and Shoot

I’ve spent a lot of time – and not an insignificant amount of money – over the last year on training. Seminars, video training, magazines… And it’s only recently occurred to me that I’m not getting as much from that money as I was at the start of the year.

Another resolution for 2012, then, is to stop spending so much time and money on training and instead go out and train by learning on the job. If I have an idea, I’ll go and shoot it, rather than researching to see how others do it and talking myself out of it in the process. If I see an image I like, I’ll try and reproduce it (not to include it in my portfolio; just to work out how it’s done) with the help of a willing friend.

Sure, I’ll still consume videos on the web, but I’ll be a lot less willing to splash out money for the sake of splashing it out. Because I don’t think that I’m getting back what I’m putting in. The only way to do that is to put my time¬†into learning. And my heart.