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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Hmm... 800x600 is way to cramped... 1024x768 is better, but still not too great.

    Now 1680x1050? Those are pixels!

    But in all seriousness.

    1. Get a job. (Pretty much guaranteed to happen)
    2. Use that job to buy an XTi
    3. Go to an arcade and laugh at the DDR players.
    4. Have an Image of the Week somewhere on here.
    5. Use my 50mm a lot. And I mean a lot.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Learn how my camera works and use it correctly.

    Also get into a stable relationship.

    Get back in shape.

    Get a job.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by motlive
    Also get into a stable relationship...
    I had a stable relationship with a horse once.

    Ah, new year, new jokes... :thumbsup:
    "Riding along on a carousel...tryin' to catch up to you..."

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Well, since I don't normally do an yearly resolution, if I did mine would have to be.
    Grow closer to my relationship with Christ
    Grow closer to my wife of 22 years
    Take care of buisness as it should be taken care of.
    Spend less money on photo equipment and learn to use what I have...
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    αποκαλυπτεται γαρ οργη θεου απ ουρανου επι πασαν ασεβειαν και αδικιαν ανθρωπων των την αληθειαν εν αδικια κατεχοντων
    διοτι το γνωστον του θεου φανερον εστιν εν αυτοις ο γαρ θεος αυτοις εφανερωσεν
    τα γαρ αορατα αυτου απο κτισεως κοσμου τοις ποιημασιν νοουμενα καθοραται η τε αιδιος αυτου δυναμις και θειοτης εις το ειναι αυτους αναπολογητους

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    My resolution is to never make New Years resolutions... Oh crap!
    “Men never do evil so cheerfully and completely as when they do so from religious conviction.” — Blaise Pascal

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Already rode the bicycle 15 miles today and yesterday. Of course, I probably shouldn't have stopped at the French bakery for a coffee and chocolate croissant.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I didn't go out to eat today ....


    (Never did drink that wine last night, unless champagne counts)
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Was testing the 60" white umbrellas today and decided to go for the before shot. at 220. We'll see what happens in a few months. Was shooting with a remote and trying to hit a mark, so I lost my fingers. Background will look better with my other studio strobes into it instead of a pair of SB 800's into 42" umbrellas. Key was camera right, high at f/8, background was f/10, should be 11 or so. Fill was at f/4.5 at camera position on a boom.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS
    Was shooting with a remote and trying to hit a mark, so I lost my fingers.
    I never knew photography was so dangerous!
    Drink Coffee. Do stupid things faster with more energy.


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    At least I didn't lose my head.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I typically never make resolutions but, here are my attempts for 08:

    Be more generous to my fellow man and the under privileged.

    Spend more time fishing.

    Catch at least a 5# bass.

    Learn the ins and outs of my 30D so it all becomes automatic.

    Find 2 new ways to make more money. (I'm an entrepreneur)
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Folks this is a photography forum! My resolution for 2008 is 3872 X 2592 now that I received my D80 for Christmas. This is my best resolution to date, Jeff
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I remember this thread for 2007, but its probably buried under a ton of other posts. That's probably a good thing - I don't remember a single one of my resolutions, but I probably didn't do too well on them.

    For 2008, I would like to do the following:

    1. Get back to photographing sports.
    2. Get more comfortable working with people as subjects.
    3. Dedicate more time to photography.
    4. Get back to blogging.
    5. Try weddings once more to see if I like it. I have a big one in August.
    6. Finally start this up as a business.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I looked for a 2007 resolutions, but all I could find was the 2006 that I bumped up in 2007...I wonder if we posted them there...

    Here's mine, in addition to that painting and desk thing.

    1. Cut my latte consumption in half. I've started making coffee at home, but thru force of habit, I still buy a latte just about every day. Sometimes I don't even want one. Cutting that in half will save me quite a bit of money, money which usually comes out of my business checking account.

    2. Confine work to "work hours". Sometimes I get going, and all of a sudden it's 7 pm and no one has had any dinner. Fine for me, as I've been drinking lattes all day, not so fine for little kids.

    3. By June, I will be in the position to take on space. Whether or not I shoot there, I haven't decided if I want to go that route, but viewing and picking up orders, especially in Nov/Dec, would be so much easier on us, and save so much time. Plus, we've got photography stuff busting out everywhere at the house. It's getting a little annoying.

    4. Less work, more money. Or equal work, more money, I'm not picky.

    5. I'd like to actually cook more. It's fun and I enjoy it. And the girls love when we all sit down together. I just need to do it more.
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Resolutions, I don't make them as most likely I can't keep them...... so there!
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Hmm! Since I tend to break rules, I don't make them, because if I made them I'd have to break them so I don't make them so no new year resolutions from me because I'd have to break them.

    That is if I could remember them - now what was I talking about? :lol:

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Office is painted and desk is 90% assembled. I didn't buy cubby thing for on top, thinking I would just want the big open space, but I think I will need to go back and get it.

    Dh just needs to put the trim back on and then I can paint that and it's completely done.

    2 down, 5 to go.
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Adina, you need to get yourself one of these Bialetti Stovetop coffee makers:

    http://shop.bialetticafe.com/Bialett...FQUalgodVzvSWg


    They turn ordinary coffee into espresso. Really works! Make your own latte at home and it's easy too.

    I have one and I love it. You can get them at Alterra or I've seen them at Stone Creek too, probably a lot of other stores and coffee shops carry them, for about the price of three lattes. Get a small one, unless you're making espresso for the whole family. I've also seen the pink Moka Dama (http://shop.bialetticafe.com/Bialett...etti-Moka-Dama) at TJ Maxx.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Hey! How's everyone doing?

    I still have no trim, and the ceiling isn't painted yet, but the desk is together. Latte consumption is down, getting better at working during "work hours" and not just whenever, and sometimes we eat dinner! Well, okay, before we went thru two months of sick, we were eating dinner, then we just grazed for a while, and now I'm back to trying to cook.

    Space in June is still a potential, depending on school, will know for sure by the end of April....
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Hmmmm......this is quite a surprise. :idea: I was almost afraid to go back and look to see what I posted. :blush2:

    Here is it:
    **Add Photography Time to my weekly schedule
    **Read more books - in general
    **stick to my schedule as much as possible
    **keep the resolutions

    Photography - fell through the cracks. However, there is HOPE! I just took my XTi out of the closet last week, bought a new lens......and now to put it in the schedule.

    Books - yes, I've been reading more books. Need to do more.

    Schedule - I've improved, but very little.

    Keep the Resolutions - could do better.

    In the meantime I made a few more.....

    **Ride my bike more often this year - it's about time to get it out

    **Stay on diet - not a weight issue, but serious for me

    **Get outdoors often - enjoy nature (bring the camera of course)

    Thanks for the reminder Adina.

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    I actually managed to lose 4 of the 10 pounds that I gained. I knew I was in trouble when my daughter kept calling me Shamu while we were diving last week during spring break.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    Hey! How's everyone doing?

    I still have no trim, and the ceiling isn't painted yet, but the desk is together. Latte consumption is down, getting better at working during "work hours" and not just whenever, and sometimes we eat dinner! Well, okay, before we went thru two months of sick, we were eating dinner, then we just grazed for a while, and now I'm back to trying to cook.

    Space in June is still a potential, depending on school, will know for sure by the end of April....
    Adina,

    Sorry to hear you and the family have had extended illness. and glad to see your back in good health.

    I am on target - but I cheated, I didn't make any resolutions :lol:

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    1. Make sure I let my wife know how much I love and appreciate her.
    2. Get accepted into the Driftless Area Art Show
    3. Sell more of my work
    4. Shoot my LAST wedding
    5. Say NO when asked to shoot things I don't enjoy, like weddings
    6. Finally upgrade from my original DRebel
    7. Get a smaller backpack and learn to limit what I take with me on hikes
    8. Loose some weight, exercise more and drive less
    9. Get my first white lens
    10. Survive my photo safari to Africa in May

    So how did everyone do on their 2008 resolutions?

    1. I think so, but I know I can still do better.
    2. Yes, and I manages to sell over $1000 worth of my work in 2 days.
    3. Yes, I sold a lot more print and cards this year than last year.
    4. YES, I'm officially retired from shooting weddings!
    5. I have turned down some gigs, but I did say yes to a few things that I didn't enjoy as well.
    6. Yes, I purchased a 40D earlier this year.
    7. Still struggling with this one. I just can't leave enough stuff at home.
    8. I think I actually gained weight, but I do still exercise on a regular basis, and I did drive less this summer.
    9. Nope, still no white lens, although I did rent 2 of them this summer.
    10. YES I survived my trip to South Africa and it was incredible!
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesV
    LOL, nice...

    Mine are
    1. Get out and shoot more.
    2. Finally decide on a new lens and buy just one.
    3. Listen to my 2-channel more.
    4. Set up the spare 2-channel in the spare bedroom.
    5. Read more.
    6. Learn Photoshop Elements 6.

    James

    1. I did shoot more then the previous year but still not as much as I think I should have, if that makes sense.
    2. Yes I did that and get myself the 100-400.
    3. Yes did that
    4. Yes did that.
    5. Nope still working on that.
    6. Still working on this one too.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    One of my resolutions is to get organized, but surprisingly that doesn't have to do with photography because one of the only things that is organized my life are my photos! Thanks Photoshop Elements!

    Not really resolutions, but before the end of the year I'd like to take some photos in RAW and play around with them. Also I'd like to buy a macro lens and practice some macro photography. Little things, but I always try to do too much. So if I just do these two things I'll be happy.
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.

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