any New Year's resolutions?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Luke, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I don't usually do these. But I have a few this year.

    1. Start using Lightroom
    2. Even though I love available light photogrpahy, I WILL learn how to use flash
    3. lose 15 pounds
    4. find an in-camera combination of settings that I love and quit over-processing everything
    5. quit buying and selling so many cameras and take more photos

    what are yours?
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    1. Learn to use Photoshop properly.

    2. Not stay up so late on Saturday nights watching premier league football so I can then wake up earlier on Sundays to go take some photos.

    3. Less time spent renovating on my long weekends, instead taking little weekend trips with friends to nice places.

    4. No more significant purchases and start saving for my January 2014 snowboard trip to Mt Baker.

    5. Photograph my family more.

    6. Make a "my first year in photography" photobook.
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Lose weight (again!)
    go back to the gym (not going has resulted in the weight gain)
    Go back to dessert only on the weekends.
    Spend less time sitting in front of a computer, even doing photo processing.
    Spend more time in a darkroom -- where I know what the hell I'm doing.

    Those are all doable. I won't resolve to stop buying and selling photo gear because I doubt any such resolution would take, and because I enjoy doing it too much.
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Initially I read this as desert... I was thinking whatever....must be a New Mexico thing. I'd go to the desert whenever I had some spare time.
  5. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Me too Luke.

    As for resolutions; GET OUT MORE.

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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    1. Quit smoking (for good)

    2. Lose some weight (though this might be on my New Year's resolution permanently every year :tongue:)

    3. Take more photos and buy less gear

    4. Travel more

    5. Be more critical of the images I shoot.
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Speaking first hand, if you take care of number one, the rest are a LOT easier. Man, I LOVED to smoke. Not much will kill you faster.
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Yeah, I really need to stop permanently, I have done so in the past, which lasted 3 months, 5 months, etc.. It's been almost 1 month now since I just went cold turkey, and I'm resolute to quit for good, it's quite hard I have to say, I'm not known for my self control, I think this also explains GAS in my case.
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bite my tongue more often.:flypig:

    I'm actually serious.

    I will try to think of some things more in terms of geological time (as in will this really matter hundreds of thousands of years from now?).

    Illegitimi non carborundum and remember that life is too short and I'd rather make the most of it.

    Definitely take more photographs of people and animals I know and love.
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  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    1. No photog purchases for 12 months.
    2. Lose 10 kg.
    3. Get out with the camera more (could even help #2).
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  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Get a life

    (that's my resolution, not a comment on Bill's post, by the way :smile:)
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  12. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    1. Plan and complete a photography project of some kind that I can be proud of.
    2. Stop procrastinating :smile:
    3. Travel more often.
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  13. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Buy no more cameras this year ( unless the Sony RX1 is exceptional ) and to sell some of those that I don't use.
    Lose 10kgs before my next cruise.
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  14. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    I stopped several times, sometimes for up to 11 months, but never made a year until this time. It's been 18 months this time, and I'm hoping that means "for good". And I'm still less heavy now than when I stopped, though not by any means svelte. Good luck.
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  15. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Sorry to burst your bubble; the RX1 is exceptional.:tongue:
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  16. tdp

    tdp Guest

    My only resolution is to be nicer to the people in my life that I care about.
  17. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    1. Try and get more enthusiastic about shooting in Washington. It's a bit bland visually compared to previous places and I'm doing very little shooting here.
    2. Try to get a photobook done (third year in a row for this one).
    3. Buy more photobooks -visit more photogalleries.
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  18. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    1. Never smoke again (top of my list every year... I'm now halfway through year 5)
    2. Lose weight (second on my list every year... )
    3. If you cant do #2, at least dont put any on (succeeding so far)
    4. Take more care of health
    5. Leave the house more often
    6. Take more photographs.
    7. Stop spending money you dont have on things you dont need, Sue!!
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  19. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    1. Buy as much photo gear as I can afford this year - limited to stuff I want of course - not just buying it for sport. I'm just tossing this out to be a contrarian... And because its gonna happen anyway, so I may as well COMMIT to it!!!

    2. Spend as much time in Italy this summer as possible.

    3. Learn a bit of Italian between now and then.

    4. Keep shooting and hopefully find some new directions as well as refining what I'm already comfortable doing.

    5. Don't take any of this stuff too seriously.

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  20. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France

    you are a little early - get into the festive spirit before you commit yourself
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