Photography shakeup for 2017

Photography habits for 2017
Photo by Chantel Lucas on Unsplash

I don’t really buy into New Year’s resolutions but Eric Kim’s “25 Photography New Year’s Resolutions” contains a number of things I’d like to do a little differently when it comes to my photography.

25 Photography New Year’s Resolutions

I think the first 6 resolutions are probably right up there on my list of changes to make to my habits and mindset:

  1. Never leave the house without having your camera with you (around your neck, in your backpack, or camera bag, etc)
  2. Never hesitate taking a photo you want to take
  3. Don’t upload as many photos to social media
  4. Spend less time on social media
  5. Stop doubting yourself and your photography
  6. Stop comparing yourself on social media to other photographers

On a related note, I found his suggestion to spend an entire year shooting with a single lens to be intriguing. I mostly use my f1.8 50mm lens but I occasionally switch to one of my kit lenses, particularly when I find myself becoming a little too complacent with my 50mm lens.

Why You Should Shoot with One Camera and One Lens

If anything, I’d really like to move closer to merging my photography and writing in some form or another in the coming year. I’m not sure what’s holding me back there but I have these two passions and I think they would work well together.

Image credit: Pixabay

By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

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  1. We went on a wintery Jerusalem day trip yesterday with family. I made a point of capturing more scenes with my camera, bearing in mind Eric Kim’s photography advice for 2017 (particularly point 2). I really like many of the photos I made. I think I’m also slowly getting the hang of more of Lightroom’s functionality to tweak lighting in parts of photos to improve them. Here are some of my favourites from the album:This moment of this man reaching up to leave a note in the Kotel was a wonderful capture.Of course the shuk where you can buy (and bargain for) all sorts of paraphernalia.I didn’t notice the couple on the left when I took the photo. I saw them when I edited the photo. Terrific moment!This woman stepped into my frame so I just incorporated her into the shot.This woman was playing higher up on Jaffa Street outside a well-known pizzeria. I had to photograph her playing.I’ve shared my Jerusalem day trip album on Flickr so head over there for the full experience. Just click on this image below:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…

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