Twenty twenty is definitely a year that most of us will never forget. Who knew there would be a world-wide pandemic! Running my landscape photography was definitely challenging. Like other creatives I did see a dip in my income particularly with selling prints since that has been my main source of income for awhile. During the last quarter of the year though I did get a surge of sales. This has encouraged me as I go forward into twenty twenty one.
There were many positives though in my business. In January I was interviewed by Rick Sammon for a podcast. Rick also asked me, as well as other photography friends, to put a little blurb in his wonderful photography book, Photo Quest: Discovering Your Photographic & Artistic Voice.
January also brought features in Fix the Photo, 30 Best Landscape Photographers to Inspire in 2020 and Capture Landscape’s, The Most Inspirational Female Photographers in 2020.
Out of Chicago Live happened in April and I was asked to be an instructor alongside 70+ instructors. April also brought me an interview by Ian Plant for Shutter Monkeys. In May, I was interviewed by John Petersen for We Talk Photo Podcast. Landscape Photography Magazine featured a couple of my images in their June and October editions.
During the slow times due to stay-at-home orders for COVID 19, I had time to catch up on long overdue image editing, learn new image processing techniques, rework my backup system, learn Adobe Premiere, create new products for my website, and to rethink my marketing strategies. So lots of time learning.
I took two trips to the Oregon Coast but really that is about it. I did some day trips throughout Washington and Oregon only. Even though I didn’t have the most productive year taking photographs I did managed to get a few I liked. Below you’ll see my favorites plus I’ve added a link to my annual photography slideshow where you’ll see more. Enjoy!
I wish you all the very best and Happy New Year! Stay safe and healthy in 2021.