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Photography Goals in 2019: Growing as a collaborator

2018 is pretty much over, and I am now looking to the 2019 year. It came pretty fast and I was able to accomplish a few of my goals for this year.

My Photography Goals in 2018:

  • Upgrading my camera system to the Sony a7ii
  • Investing in a few more lenses including the Sony 24-105
  • Investing in online courses and taking time to study editing techniques
  • Getting published in 2 fashion magazines
  • Working to start a foundation of video editing and getting my YouTube channel going

These were just a start. I knew I wanted to grow more in 2019.

My Photography Goals in 2019:

With these goals accomplished in 2018, I look forward to making a few in 2019. I am pretty sure I missed a few but I feel good about 2018. I know I want to continue to grow as an artists and that means trying to take my work to the next level. Here are a few things I look forward to in the new year.

1. Hybrid Photoshoots (Video & Photography)

I want to start incorporating photography and video in my photoshoots in 2019. I have been learning the basics of shooting video and I hope to put this learning into effect for my new collaborations.

2. More Travel Photography

I got to travel a small bit in 2018, but I look to expand this in 2019. I really hope to get to the beach a few times this next year and get to collaborate more with newer models and creatives all around the country.

3. YouTube Interviews

One goal I also have is to start my YouTube interviews of local artists and designers. I want to create something unique where everyone has a chance to tell their stories. I am still working on the logistics of this one, but I hope to start within the first quarter of 2019.

4. Work on myself

This one always seemed like a no-brainer, but I want to start taking more time for myself. I want to make sure that my health and heart are in the right place for 2019. Keeping stress under control is also a big goal for me in the new year.

5. Have fun

This one goes without saying, but I want to make my photography collaborations even more exciting and fun. I want to work more with local artists and get more input for small group collaborations.

Getting ready for 2019

My dedicated study time over the last few months is coming to an end, and I have learned a ton. I look forward to going into the 2019 year strong, and really want to make a bigger impact on my photography work.

These are some of my goals, and I hope you have thought about yours. Some people like to have written goals, and some people just go with the flow. No matter which you like, just make sure to keep moving forward and keep learning new things. Best wishes in the new year!


Jason Dallas Portraits Model Test ShootsJason The Creative – Dallas Portrait Photographer

Photography just decided to grow on me and I never looked back. I am a portrait photographer growing and specializing in model test shoots. Every one starts somewhere and this is my story. Instagram.com/jasonthecreative


What’s in my camera bag

My Portrait Photography Gear for Model Test Shoots

Sony a7riii Mirrorless Camera
High Resolution Studio Camera
Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera
Great Photo & Video Camera
Sony 85mm f1.4 GMaster
Best Portrait Lens
Sony 35mm F1.8
Great wide lens for lifestyle shoots
Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8
First lens I purchased – Amazing and light
Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GMaster
Best all-in-one Portrait Zoom Lens
Sony 24-105 f4.0 G Lens
Best all around walk-around lens

Secondary Portrait Photography Camera and Lens

Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera (crop-sensor)
Small & amazing quality
Sony 16-55mm f2.8 G Lens
Super sharp and versatile

Sony Mirrorless Bodies You Should See

Sony a7rii
High Quality Studio Camera
Sony a7ii
Great General Purpose Camera
Sony a7sii
High Quality Video Camera
Sony a6600
Photo and Video Camera
Sony a6500
Crop Sensor Video Camera
Sony a6300
Amazing Budget Starter Camera

Full-Frame Lenses You Should Check Out

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens
Great budget option zoom lens
Sony 70-200 F2.8 Lens
Amazing Quality Zoom Lens
Sony 16-35mm f2.8 Lens
Superb wide-angle Lens
Sony 85mm F1.8 Lens
Great Budget Portrait Lens
Sony 24mm F1.4 Lens
Sharp Wide Prime Lens

Crop-Sensor Lenses You Just Might Need

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens
Great budget option zoom lens
Sony 18-105 F4.0 Lens
Awesome Video Lens
Sigma 16mm F1.4
Great YouTube Lens
Sigma 30mm F1.4
Sharp & Light Weight Lens
Sigma 56mm F1.4
Go-To Portrait Lens

My Current Off Camera Studio Flash Lighting / Location Kits

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S
Remote Trigger
Profoto B2 250 AirTTL Location Kit
Portable light strobes
Profoto OCF 2×3 Softbox
Portable soft light modifier
Profoto OCF Softbox 2ft Octa
Small direct soft box
Profoto 41in Deep Medium Umbrella
Main studio modifier
Profoto OCF Speedring
Modifier connector


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