Monday, January 05, 2009
Looking towards 2009
and away from 2008. With the US economy settling deeper into the big hurt, one can't help but wonder what 2009 holds in store for us all. Not to mention the future of equine photographers who face more and more competition and fewer publishing venues as the print industry tightens it's collective belt.
What kind of a year will it be and how do we photographers prepare our businesses for the uncertain future? To listen to the media doom and gloom, one could expect to step outside and see a vast burned out wasteland of what used to be bustling cities and towns. But we're all still here and I believe we will weather this storm. I've decided to respond to the uncertainty by trying to remain positive. I've gotten my gear cleaned and repaired and ready for another year of work. I've started filling in my calendar with appointments and travels.
Perhaps a little belt tightening, proceeding with a slight bit more caution on business purchases, but proceeding ahead nonetheless. Happy New Year everyone, lets make it a good one.