2016 has come and gone in a flash and I've been lucky enough to keep busy all year. I'd love to put together a best-of reel for 2016 but that's one of the many things that will sit on the list of things that never get done. Instead, I'm just going to post a hodge-podge of random thoughts and list out a few of the spots I've been able to get to this year (as much for me to have it all together in one place, as for you the reader).
Things I've become obsessed with:
Drones, specifically DJI Mavic and my great quest to get one
Best piece of equipment acquired this year
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 headphones. Now that I have them I truly don't know how I lived (or traveled) without them.
One of the most fun projects I've had to be a part of is heading up all media for not just my gym, Active Life Athletics, but our strength balance program by Active Life, Performance Care. Starting from doing a few shoots every couple weeks, to turning into a multi-day shoot, edit, produce, social media operation has been an adventure. With the help of Dr. Sean, Dr. Jeremy and our web-guru Kalian, we've turned the Bulletproof program from an idea to a program used by thousands across the world. What started, for me, as a few photos, now has included setting up podcasts, video WOD demos, instructional videos, a seminar series, ad lectures to name just a few. Learn more about the program @ https://performancecarerx.com/ or just watch some fun videos @ Active Life Youtube
This blog has actually been a great way for me to help reinvest into my own business. Finally getting back into the swing of posting PhotoFit columns may have done more to help me than others. Because of those posts, I finally updated my portfolio which lives at www.scp-fit.com as well as my youtube page www.youtube.com/superclearyphoto.
In terms of a few random metrics, I shot around 300k photos over three camera bodies this year as well as around 2TB of video. My "top 9" made for my 1000th instagram post of the year.
For 2017 I'm looking forward to continuing relationships with some of the great clients I work with as well as continuing to learn more about photography and videography. Managing the business while also raising a 1-year-old with my wife is a time management shitshow, but I think we somehow pulled it off over the last year. 2017 will be the year Thomas starts talking back, so look forward to those conversations on instagram.
So all and all, not much photofit in this post, but felt like I needed to throw something together to close out 2016 and kickoff 2017. Please comment below with any specifics photo/video questions you may have for future photofit columns.
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