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02/17/2006 04:12:49 PM · #1
I set myself a dpc target for 2005, which was to make it to ten ribbons and to get 200 fav photog selections. I missed the first by 1, and made the second - also by one.

I thought it might amuse folks if we were to post our targets for 2006 here, and then we can all revisit this thread come January and see how we've done.

So I'd better start, huh?

1. To have entered over 200 challenges by the end of the year.

2. Five ribbons this year - to take the total to 14.

3. Post/enter an image that gets over 100 favs.

4. Knock my highest rated shot off its little perch.

Obviously, you have to scale these aims to fit your own current achievements. I think those make a severe test for me.

Now tell us yours - and be tough on yourself ;-)

e
02/17/2006 04:15:50 PM · #2
Just took this right out of my profile:
Goals for 2006:
1.) Buy DSLR with a decent lens outfit
2.) Score above a 5.00 - Done (Shades of Blue 5.852 02/07/06)
3.) Score above a 5.50 - Done (Shades of Blue 5.852 02/07/06)
4.) Score above a 6.00
5.) Score above a 6.50
I think shooting for a ribbon or a 7 just yet is pushing my luck...
02/17/2006 04:16:54 PM · #3
Just put this up last night...

Average over 5.5
Top 4 comp results 6+
Front page result at least once
Comments given > Comments received
selected as fav photographer > 25 (16)
selected as fav photograph > 75 (48)
02/17/2006 04:17:39 PM · #4
become more famous than kiwiness :-P
02/17/2006 04:20:29 PM · #5
From my bio....

2006 Goals:
Profile and calibrate my monitor :)
Enter at least one challenge per month.
Aim for one ribbon per every 10 submissions.
Have my 5 highest rated shots be better than 6.5 6.75
Finish higher on DPCStats than in 2005 (73rd).
Win a blue

bazz.
02/17/2006 04:24:34 PM · #6
Having watched Prince on the Brits last night, it's now my mission to take photos of Prince this year.
Also to catch Steve Vai when he plays on the Zappa plays Zappa tour.
I have a couple of personal photojournalism projects I want to get off the ground, but I won't divulge those here... the walls have ears and all that...
02/17/2006 04:25:27 PM · #7
Originally posted by Anastasia:

become more famous than kiwiness :-P

Just play with his extendable lens :P
02/17/2006 04:28:27 PM · #8
Originally posted by Anastasia:

become more famous than kiwiness :-P


... but you are...
02/17/2006 04:28:35 PM · #9
From my bio:

My Goals for 2006
1. A Blue Ribbon
2. A Red Ribbon
3. Break the highly coveted score of 7.0
4. Score a 7.25
5. Score a 7.5
6. Win 5 ribbons this year (yikes! i can dream right?) Update: 3 so far
7. Raise my average to 5.75 and keep it.
8. 350 photos faved by other users
9. I promised myself not to enter an image that will score less than a 6. It's impossible (at least in my opinion) but if by the end of the year, 75% of my entries are above 6, I will have met my goal.
10. Buy that stinking 100mm f2.8 Macro

Rikki
02/17/2006 04:29:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by Rikki:

From my bio:

My Goals for 2006
1. A Blue Ribbon
2. A Red Ribbon
3. Break the highly coveted score of 7.0
4. Score a 7.25
5. Score a 7.5
6. Win 5 ribbons this year (yikes! i can dream right?) Update: 3 so far
7. Raise my average to 5.75 and keep it.
8. 350 photos faved by other users
9. I promised myself not to enter an image that will score less than a 6. It's impossible (at least in my opinion) but if by the end of the year, 75% of my entries are above 6, I will have met my goal.
10. Buy that stinking 100mm f2.8 Macro

Rikki

11. Find a new couchmate
J/K!!
02/17/2006 04:29:28 PM · #11
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

Having watched Prince on the Brits last night, it's now my mission to take photos of Prince this year.
Also to catch Steve Vai when he plays on the Zappa plays Zappa tour.
I have a couple of personal photojournalism projects I want to get off the ground, but I won't divulge those here... the walls have ears and all that...


er, dpc goals, Bob. But I think a mate of mine is interviewing Dweezil re the Zappa thing - so keep in touch ;-)
02/17/2006 04:34:25 PM · #12
Ive been thinking of this very topic since last night(when internet got fixed finally) some goals are small and some are reaching for the sky.this is what i have come up with so far:

score a 6.5 and continue to increase my high score
make the top 20
ribbon just once(not sure if Im able to make that yet but hey..its a goal)
selected by 50 as a favorite photographer(19 so far)
have 100 favorite photographs(54 so far)
sell 10 prints
02/17/2006 04:35:28 PM · #13
1- A ribbon, any ribbon.....

2- A top ten finish.

3- My highest scoring picture to be higher than a picture I took with a 3mp ixus in the second challenge I ever entered in May 2002.

4- DId I mention I want a ribbon??

I've got a kick ass camera now and some good glass, I've spent nearly 4 years learning from this site. If I can't do it this year, I should probably sell up!!!!
02/17/2006 04:35:55 PM · #14
to enter another challenge.
02/17/2006 04:38:34 PM · #15
Slit my throat if I get another 4th place.
02/17/2006 04:41:50 PM · #16
2006 DPC Goals (entered 17-Feb-2006):
- Enter 15 Challenges
- Overall Average over 5.8
- Score above a 7.0
- Create DPCPrints worthy images
- Add substance (content) to Portfolio

Give DPC Users a reason to:
* Selected by others (photographer): >3 (mom, dad, and wife don't count) :-)
* Selected by others (photographs): 90 times

- Get some better glass.
02/17/2006 04:42:22 PM · #17
Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by Anastasia:

become more famous than kiwiness :-P


... but you are...


blah blah blah :)
02/17/2006 04:46:24 PM · #18
Originally posted by kiwiness:

Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by Anastasia:

become more famous than kiwiness :-P


... but you are...


blah blah blah :)


After I get two ribbons next week :-))))))))))))))
02/17/2006 04:47:43 PM · #19
1) Submitt no '4' images
2) Get a 6.3 or higher
3) Top 10% finish a couple times
02/17/2006 04:48:14 PM · #20
From my bio:

2006 Goals: (from a thread by the same name)
1. Blue ribbon dangit!
2. 7 Ribbons total for the year (yikes!) (count: one)
3. Average vote up to 6.15 (current 6.13, but going to drop)
4. 7.5+ photo.
5. Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk in Humility
02/17/2006 05:04:28 PM · #21
- Break my personal high of 17 comments for a photo
- Enter more challenges

I guess that's it.
02/17/2006 05:10:14 PM · #22
I thought about settings goals.
Already have enough ribbons, (getting pretty dusty too)
made the top 15 fav list,
and met some real decent people here.
These have all exceeded my expections here.

If anything, continue on my journey to find what moves me, not the voters,
and I'll see what happens in May when renewal time rolls around.

02/17/2006 05:14:03 PM · #23
1) Jump over my shadow and stop submitting DPC friendly photos for each challenge and finally start entering my kind of photography.
2) Don't let Anastasia get better than me. Although that is a lost cause, she is already streets ahead of me there. Watch out for her this year!
3) Get to have more shootings with DPC'ers around here, especially our Dutch neighbours. And get them to always buy the pancakes every time. Azrifel! Philos!
4) Clone out the update button, I lose so much quality processing time with that damn button!
5) Average scores, ribbons, statistics are not as important for me now as they used to be, but it would still be good to try to get more ribbons this year than I did in 2003 or 2004?
6) Finally get to one of the hundreds of London GTG's going on.
7) Meet as many DPC'ers as possible at the Europe GTG in July. I hope many of you will come on over.
8) Lose 6 kilos!

Message edited by author 2006-02-17 17:15:26.
02/17/2006 05:14:18 PM · #24
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Message edited by author 2006-02-17 17:14:40.
02/17/2006 05:18:47 PM · #25
Take one photograph to put into the "Really Good" folder in my portfolio (it's empty)
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