2012 - Photography Goals and Resolutions

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by John M Flores, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Anyone have any? Gear? Subjects? Techniques?
  2. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    • Shoot mushrooms again, this time starting earlier, in September or so. This year I started in October which is a bit late, but I really liked doing it.
    • Printing big and hanging my pictures on the wall
    • Trying to get pictures on a stock photography site
    • For the next few weeks, finding a good moment to do a shootout between the Minolta primes 50/1.4 - 100/2.5 - 135/2.8 and zooms 50-135/3.5 - 75-150/4 - 75-200/4.5.
  3. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
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    Get to Watken's Glen to photograph the Glen
    Work on my macro photography this winter!
  4. timallenphoto

    timallenphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    May 20, 2011
    Kent, England
    Shoot more square format digital. Shoot more film (just bought my first medium format). Try and decide what to replace my E-P1 with as the AF speed and screen are pretty terrible.
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  5. adelorenzo

    adelorenzo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2011
    Whitehorse, Yukon
    Shoot film. Other than throwaway cameras I've never really done it. I have been looking at medium format stuff and saving my pennies, so far the leading candidate is a Pentax 645N.

    Print some of my photos. I've always just posted them online.

    Get an ultra wide angle or fisheye.
  6. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Keeping my Olympus e-p2 with me at all possible times and I just started a project 365
  7. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    My goals for 2012 involve becoming more adept with my flash photography and to make a decision about wether to retain my existing commitment to the 4/3 system.
  8. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    I must try doing some PP even with a simple software. Learn to use flash better and improve my skills.
  9. Mal

    Mal New to Mu-43

    Jan 1, 2012
    Liverpool / UK
    No.1 Could this be the year I finally put that roll of transparency film into my last 35mm camera... and No.2 Venture into the 4/3 world.... we live in hope !!!
  10. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Try not to get caught up in the new gear that is always coming out and work with fewer choices and better technique.And sell my excess lenses.
  11. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    I would like to do more portraits.
  12. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    Spend less on camera gear than i did in 2011. 2011 was a record year so I can basically spend what I want. ;-)

  13. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Focus on composition, specifically simple pictures with a story. Oh, and convince my wife I'm not addicted to this stuff, even though I am.
  14. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
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    Peter Bartlett
    I've several photographic goals for the coming year:

    • To do lots more street photography with my new E-P3 and develop further a long-term project in this genre into a potential ARPS panel
    • Complete my EFIAP portfolio - I currently have 45 images accepted in FIAP affiliated Salons - I need just 5 more!
    • Shoot enough images with my E-P3 to be able to operate it in the dark as I can with my DSLR!
    • And finally (and most importantly), enjoy my photography - The E-P3 will help here because its portability seems to have brought the fun back into photography!
  15. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2010
    1) Shoot RAW.
    2) Shoot deliberately, with a purpose.
    3) No lenses or bodies until 2013.
  16. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010

    New year's resolution: Project 365+1

    Gear: Just today I ordered a Metz 50 to go with my Olympus :43: gear, and a Panasonic TS3 for beach and surf use during the summer (summer in Australia right now :biggrin: ). I took the Canon S95 down to the beach last night, but need something that can stand up to these three and all the sand and water they can throw at me :biggrin:


    Lilly at full speed:

    And here is Harry, trying out the same trick:

    Holly: "You call that a stick? Throw me a real stick!"

    The Panasonic TS3 will enable me to get into the surf with these furry maniacs, and I should be able to get some interesting results. :smile:
  17. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

    Aug 10, 2011
    Carry and use my tripod more.
    Buy a 24 or 28 manual focus Zuiko.
    Learn how to use final cut express,
    (installed it last year, not used it yet)
  18. SimonL

    SimonL Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    NW England
    Shoot more

    Surf less
  19. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
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    - Buy the PL 45mm F2.8 macro and do more macro photography
  20. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    Spend more time in Death Valley
    Spend more time around the Salton Sea
    Spend more time in Spring around Tehachapi and the Walker Basin
    Spend more time exploring the backroads in/around the San Joaquin Valley