With 2011 now behind us, lets take a look at the past before we move into a new year of possibilities. To survey some of the most interesting "Best of 2011" collections on the web, check out a few we have listed below:
The Reuters Blog covers some compelling imagery with its 'best of' collection, including shots from the inside of a passenger plane with an engine on fire in flight from Singapore to Jakarta. See this photo and the rest of their best on the web.
A myriad of beautiful and challenging images make up the 'best of' collection from the Global Post. See the everything from the Festival of Colour to power-drill piercings, celebrations, demonstrations and devastation around the world. For more take a look here.
From the spider trees of Pakistan to a haunting portrait of Amy Winehouse, take a look at the Guardians best selection from 2011. View here.
The photography blog also has something to say about 2011: particularly about the most weird and wonderful photos from 2011. Take a look here.
Now that 2011 is over, what will you do in 2012? Here are some suggestions, and inspiring examples to get you started:
First thing you need to do is get focused. If your just learning, here is a helpful short exercise to help you stop and 'smell the roses', before you start shooting in a location.
A new year comes with all new perspectives, make sure you take different ones with your photography to keep things fresh. Here is a short article on perspective and depth to help you.
It's always good practice to look for work you find inspiring before setting out on a new personal project. If you are interested in shooting people, here are a couple you may not have seen:
Lee Jeffries created a copelling series portraying the homeless, after his chance meeting with a homeless girl in London.
Days with my Father by Phillip Toledano is a truly moving story, with beautiful photographs that work perfectly to illustrate the emotions Toledano aims to describe.
If your looking for more inspiration, stay tuned for next months newsletter, and Happy 2012!