My journey with Flickr began on August 11, 2008, to be exact. I really didn't know what I was getting into. I was just a kid who just purchased a Nikon D40X and set out to take pictures. I had no plan. I had no vision. And I certainly had no prior knowledge of photography and how everything worked. I think that's why I found whatever success I have today.
Trial and error. Shooting.. then deleting. Contemplation of selling my gear and giving up. Those were all thoughts I tackled when I first started. Today, I'm glad I didn't cave. The story of me taking up photography really boils down to me being removed from a band I spent a few years in, and a few years previously traveling around with. I still ached to be a part of the music, the environments, the new people. It was exciting! I thought, back then, that a camera would allow me to stick around and experience the other end of things. Plus, my insane love for Disney added to everything as well.
Skip ahead 7 years and here we are at 2015. The Flickr stream has just surpassed .5 million views and it's going full steam ahead. Now, I know.. I know.. 500k views on Flickr anymore is probably a commonplace for most photographers. But, for someone that doesn't upload as much as I should (I'll get better, I PROMISE!!).. it's exciting. Half a million people have seen my work.. from my very first shot to my very latest.
With that being said, the goal for 2015 is this.. a half a million more. In one year. Twelve months.
Think I can do it? Me too.