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    Princess of the OT adina's Avatar
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    2008 Resolutions?

    I tried to find a thread for 2007, but I think we must have skipped that year. Found 2005 and 2006 though...

    SO...Do you make photography resolutions? I'm going to print mine out this year and hang them above my desk, once I finish painting the office and set up a desk.

    here's mine.

    1. Finish painting the office.
    2. Set up a desk.

    I'm hoping to have these done within the first two weeks of January as I have a big project towards the end of it.

    I've got some others...let me think....
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    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.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I almost forgot one.

    6. Learn Photoshop Elements 6.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by adina
    SO...Do you make photography resolutions?...
    Well, so far:

    1. Start running my business like a business. I'm terrrible at that side of things.
    2. Work much harder to make money doing this. I mean real money. I'm too good at this to be poor... 3. Find a SUGAR MAMA, mainly so I won't have to be concerned with numbers 1 and 2...
    "Riding along on a carousel...tryin' to catch up to you..."

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I did keep my daffodil shot resolution last year but they didn't turn out well.

    My photo resolution this year is to do more portraits and shoot more in general.
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    ...Find a SUGAR MAMA, mainly so I won't have to be concerned with numbers 1 and 2...
    Hey, you stole one of mine...LOL

    My resolutions for this year:
    1. Lose the 15 pounds I put on in 2007
    2. Get out and shoot more
    3. Get out and hike more
    4. Set up a darkroom
    5. Learn the Zone System
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    I hate making these.

    1)Stop being so lazy and get up in the mornings to capture the sunrise, instead of just thinking about it.
    2)Lose weight.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Here is mine:

    1. Get published again
    2. Pick up a Nikon 300 F2.8. It will be tough since I've got a little one on the way!
    3. Learn how to use my flashes better off camera
    4. Get out and shoot more
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    1) double the number of assignments I shoot for the paper
    2) Try to work on getting good enough to earn a staff position for early 2009
    3) Save enough for the 400mm VR
    4) keep my room cleaner
    5) don't mess up any classes this semester
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Yep. I sure do have one.

    In Oct. I got hit hard on the sidelines of a football game I was shooting. Broke my leg. I'm still in PT and just getting moblie again. I packed on a bunch of weight. Guess what mine is?

    The diet starts on 1-2.

    My other resolution which is every year is to step out of my comfort zone and learn and do more with photography. I already have a lot of things set up to make this one happen.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Last photographic resolution I made was in 2006 - to gain my Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society within 20 months .. I did it in 15. This year my resolution is to write (and photograph) a booklet or series of articles on the dark art of composition. This is an idea I have had bubbling for some time - the idea is to do something without just rehashing the old "look for the thirds" kind of approach, but to articulate an entirely different way of approaching it. It may never see the light of day, but I am determined to try, not least because it will help me articulate what I do instinctively.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Didache
    Last photographic resolution I made was in 2006 - to gain my Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society within 20 months .. I did it in 15. This year my resolution is to write (and photograph) a booklet or series of articles on the dark art of composition. This is an idea I have had bubbling for some time - the idea is to do something without just rehashing the old "look for the thirds" kind of approach, but to articulate an entirely different way of approaching it. It may never see the light of day, but I am determined to try, not least because it will help me articulate what I do instinctively.

    Cheers
    Mike
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Didache
    Last photographic resolution I made was in 2006 - to gain my Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society within 20 months .. I did it in 15. This year my resolution is to write (and photograph) a booklet or series of articles on the dark art of composition. This is an idea I have had bubbling for some time - the idea is to do something without just rehashing the old "look for the thirds" kind of approach, but to articulate an entirely different way of approaching it. It may never see the light of day, but I am determined to try, not least because it will help me articulate what I do instinctively.

    Cheers
    Mike
    Good luck with that one Mike!
    Not that you'll need it, but it is quite a formidable challenge.
    I hope you will take suggestions and share it with us here as you work on it.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Mine: (The photography ones can't realistically start until late May)

    Begin Jan 2:
    1) Cook at home more
    2) Start an exercise program
    3) paint/set up my office/spare room
    4) Cut out the frou-frou drinks and switch to good wine

    Begin April:
    5) ride my new bike! (once the snow is gone)

    Then in June:
    6) Learn the secrets of excellent post-processing
    7) buy a new camera body/lens
    8) get a puppy
    9) train that puppy!
    10) Take a French language class
    11) Start thinking about graduate school, or whether I want to go back for a second undergraduate degree, this time in Fine Art
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Great thread Adina! It got me to more seriously think about resolutions.

    I noticed that the majority of posters so far have included setting aside more time for photography - in one way or another.

    Some of my resolutions - need more time to add to the list

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

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    1. Lose about 25 pounds before a big family cruise in June.
    2. Shoot more stuff out of the studio.
    3. Get paid more for all the studio stuff I do.
    4. Have a Florida get together with someone to join the deckcadet and I.
    5. Try to stop killing threads, I do believe I am the reigning king of the thread killers.
    6. Figure out what my wife sees in me and keep it up, 26th anniversary coming up January 15.
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    5. Try to stop killing threads, I do believe I am the reigning king of the thread killers.
    from MJS, sorry I think I have killed my share:-(

    1. shoot more
    2. Cut back on nicotine
    3.Get better at PP in elements 5
    4.Get some motivation to ride my bike on the rollers
    5.Get out and do some more night shots
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS
    5. Try to stop killing threads, I do believe I am the reigning king of the thread killers.
    No, that's me!

    Mine? I'm resolving to not set myself up for disappointment. How's that? But I will get out and shoot more; last year (and really the year before) had photography slip a bit to the sidelines but it's coming back for me.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    1) Get my A1 fixed and learn to shoot more with film instead of digital!
    2) Spend more time with my new family

    ...but not necessarily in that order :blush2:
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    and I thought I was the biggest thread killer!

    I don't do yearly resolutions, my daily resolution is to make the most of the day that I am able. with this in mind the larger resolutions seem to look after themselves. Also I guess since i am getting married at the end of february my life will be in a state of upheaval for a while in a good way though

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    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
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    Yep. I sure do have one.

    In Oct. I got hit hard on the sidelines of a football game I was shooting. Broke my leg. I'm still in PT and just getting moblie again.

    Yikes... that's dedication. I got hit hard on the sidelines once, didn't break anything but my knee still pops every time I move it after I've been in one position for too long, and it bothers me on long walks. I can't imagine if I'd broken my leg
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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Well now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, buy a nikon? LOL LOL LOL LOL

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Oh, man...this is just depressing because it reminds me of the last years resolutions. Okay, this year, my resolution is to be realistic. As long as I make some kind improvement in my photography, I'm happy.

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    Re: 2008 Resolutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by deckcadet
    Yikes... that's dedication. I got hit hard on the sidelines once, didn't break anything but my knee still pops every time I move it after I've been in one position for too long, and it bothers me on long walks. I can't imagine if I'd broken my leg
    I still can't believe it happened.

    The night it happened I shot the rest of the second quarter after the hit, sat during halftime and walked again during the third quarter trying to shoot. Then I got stuck because I couldn't put pressure on my leg any more and had to be drug off the field. I also had a slight concussion and was in shock so it took awhile for me to come to terms that I was serverly injured. I'm stubborn.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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