Here is another terrific post from our member Emcam(John):
When I wrote about New Year’s my resolutions last year I said they weren’t so much resolutions, as they were things I’d been thinking about for some time. This year they could be just as accurately called my photography goals for 2013 rather than my New Year’s resolutions.
I also asked members of Canadian-Digital.com for their resolutions. So here are some of the best from them, a couple from other photographers blogs I liked, and some of mine. I kept the number at ten and mixed them into no real order. Too many goals don’t seem to work for me.
1. This is the year to concentrate on personal strengths. So the first resolution might be called “growth”.
2. Plan a trip or photographer’s vacation this year. Be sure to make it about photography, not one of those rushing trips where one hopes for a snap shot or two. For me the resolution would be, a photographer’s excursion that allows and inspires me to use the equipment, knowledge, and talents I have.
3. Photographers should always make the effort to learn new techniques. Maybe by taking a class, or at least buying some books, or CDs, written by accomplished photographic writers. This resolution can be called “education”.
4. I will continue my ongoing quest to organize my old prints and slides. I make this resolution every year. This never-ending struggle has been ongoing for years and may never end. I want to place as many as possible on archival CDs. I suppose this resolution is “organize”.
5. My shop is a great place to interact with others interested in photography; I have a few chairs available, and it is fun to talk about photography. My advice for those that don’t have my convenience is to get together with other photographers with the only goal being to talk about, or do photography. How about searching out photographers interested in the kind of subjects one might like to photograph, for example, collaborate with like-minded enthusiasts and plan an outing, or just get together for refreshments and talk at some local spot. This resolution is “get involved with other photographers”.