My 10 film photography goals for the next 90 days

I’m not really one to make new year’s resolutions, why wait until one day of the year to make a change in your life? I do like setting goals for myself though, after all, if you don’t have a target, it’s pretty hard to score.

90 day goals for the win!

Although I do have longer term goals, they ebb and flow depending on what path I want to take in life. I find setting goals for 90 days to be very effective. Why 90 days? It’s a good period of time – not too short, not too long. It gives you enough time to focus on outcomes that you need to achieve in that sprint. With any longer time periods, you can suffer with a declining interest or lack of focus.

My 10 film photography goals: January to March 2020

  1. Publish my first film photography zine
  2. Develop my own black and white images
  3. Shoot some medium format
  4. Have a net reduction of 15 cameras
  5. Keep track of how much I spend on photography
  6. Read three photography books
  7. Do a Polaroid emulsion lift
  8. Catalogue and backup my film photography digital files
  9. Complete the Magnum Street Photography online course I bought
  10. Complete the first three months of the 2020 Frugal Film Project


I use Trello to keep myself organised. Below are some screenshots of two different boards. Each board has a number of lists, and each list has many cards. As I progress tasks, the cards move from one list to another, typically a ‘Done’ list when the task is completed. If you pay for Trello you can upload your own background images. The two that you see below are ones that you can use for free.

Trello can be as simple or as complex as you make it.

A snapshot of part of Trello 2020 goals board

My daily tasks board

What are your film photography goals for 2020? Let me know :)