I used to make these monthly diaries on my blog. A simple overview of the month with some photos, key events, and other things I thought were fun to mention. So now I thought, let’s bring those back!
The first month of the year was already a good one. I had lots of work to do as a photographer. The first day of the year already: I woke up at my friend’s house and went straight to my sister’s house to celebrate her daughter’s first year. Of course, I was the photographer on duty.
Since I hadn’t done it in a long time, I also took a day to update my portfolio on my corporate photography website. It took a bit to sort through all the photos and make a selection. But in the end, it is worth the time and effort.
I also spend some time with my camera in the park, where I usually go for a run. I noticed the birds were abundant. Since it was a long time since I used my 150-600mm lens, it was a good place and time to try it again.
I’ve also been thinking about starting a podcast on street photography. There’s a good community out there, but too few published talks between photographers. So, I feel it might be attractive to hear people talk about the subject.
Near the end of the month, I finally got to buy my Nikon Z8. I also did my first two shoots on fully mirrorless cameras. The Z7II and Z8 is a good team. It’s more silent than my D850s. And my wrists and arms are thankful for the lighter bodies after a long day of shooting.
Some firsts and exciting media of January 2024
- First time using a Z8
- First full events with just mirrorless
- Books read
- Feel-Good Productivity How to Do More of What Matters to You
- Be Useful Seven Tools for Life
- How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Peace and Productivity in Anxious Times
- Find Your Frame: A Street Photography Masterclass
- Films watched
- Die Hard 2
- Conan The Barbarian
- Blogposts of this month
I’m sure the format of these blog posts will change over time. Let me know what you think is interesting to know. Or what wasn’t? Thanks for reading!
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