My Photo Bucket List

Things that my camera and I want to do “before the warranty expires…….”


  1. Snowdon summit
  2. A weekend in Barcelona (without the kids)
  3. Print a panorama (need to find a good printer)
  4. A weekend in New York
  5. Black & White fine art shot – take, print & frame (see 11 below)
  6. Learn to use PS6 and LR4 more effectively
  7. Long exposure photography (received ND filters for Christmas)


  1. Try HDR  DONE
  2. Northumbria castles and landscapes DONE
  3. Canal shootabout DONE
  4. Sell a photo! Sort of done see My first book…. post
  5. Buy a fast lens (need to sell more photos)  DONE – Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
  6. Purchase Nik’s Silver Efex Pro DONE

What’s on your bucket list? Leave me a comment below.

32 Responses to “My Photo Bucket List”

  1. 96arley

    I love 9 and 10 🙂 I also love that you have successfully used the word shootabout in a post 🙂 I recommend a 50mm f/1.4 or 1.8 if you don’t have one yet. Fastest lenses on the market for the money

    • adrianpym

      Thanks for the post. “Shootabout” is just a great way of describing a day out with your camera!

      Hadn’t thought about which lens yet so thanks for the recommendation.

      • adrianpym

        Purchased the 50mm 1.8 today – waiting for the rain to stop so I can get out and about with it.

  2. Simon Bates

    Re no.10: A fast lens and selling photos are two totally separate things. However, You wont go far wrong with a 50mm f/1.4

    • adrianpym

      I have experimented but haven’t yet found a result I like enough to post! I am using Photoshop CS3 which has a blend to HDR mode – is there anything better out there? Any tips greatfully received.

      • 2 Rivers Photos

        Photomatix is a must in my opinion. And once you do that, the key is to mask your HDR image with original RAWs and make it more subtle… a lot beginners think that after the HDR software you are done. HDR software generally works on the general image, there will always be areas that you need to fix after (99% of the time that is the case) 🙂

  3. blackrocket2000

    A weekend in New York? I once spent a dizzy w/e in NY. So little time, so much to see. Make it longer. You need time to adjust and then see the sights. Also try to get to Long Island. Such a contrast and yet so near.

  4. claude

    Very impressive list. I’ve done 3 – HDR, Silver Efex, and sell a potograph.

  5. ianvanlan

    Hi ! Thanks for reblogging some of my photographs!
    There are some nice pictures in your blog!

  6. Scott Marshall

    This is a great idea – which may force me to follow up more effectively on ideas. Therefore in leadership terms I will adopt this idea as my own and pursue my own list 😀

    • adrianpym

      No problem Scott. Good luck with your list, mine is becoming stale as I haven’t been able to cross any off recently. Therefore in true management style I may just change a few to more easily achievable targets!

  7. dinkerson

    As far as software goes, I’m satisfied. I have a hell of a time making Nik software work for me. I mean it’s awesome, but I can’t keep my foot out of it… so to speak.
    I love my gear, but it has limitations. I want a D600 fitted with a Tokina 11-16 ultrawide.
    I would seldom use it, because I have a true hatred for DSLRs, but I sometimes just need that ultra wide lens over a full frame sensor.
    Really I just want to be able to have a backup DSLR to make me feel like a real photographer. 😉
    I want to get serious acclaim for my work. That’s a ways off, I know. But I’ll get there.
    Here’s a link to some sample shots with the d300/tokina 11-16 set up. These are not mine. obviously.


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