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What's your 2020 photography resolution?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Aratama_Bashi, Jan 2, 2020.

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What's your main photography 2020 resolution?

  1. Learn something completely new, eg. lighting techniques

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  2. Get some stones and shoot in manual mode full time

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  3. Buy even more gear

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  4. Try a new style that you haven't touch before, eg. portraits

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  5. Actually get off your ass and shoot more

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  6. Something else

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  7. Take more photos of candy

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  1. Aratama_Bashi

    Aratama_Bashi Iron Photographer

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    Thought I'd ask :)

    For me, aside from the standard "actually get out and shoot more", I have decided that I want to buy the 60mm f2.8 and do some macro work, as I really enjoy it. Just need to wait for the price to be right on Amazon (the used market here is fucked, I didnt realise how good we had it in oz for used stuff) - thanks Keepa for that service.

    I also want to make time to re-visit some older sets from when I was more basic with my editing (and inconsistent, let's not forget that!) and see if I can come up with some winrars.

    How about you?
     
  2. Tinian

    Tinian Member

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    Use my 70-200 2.8 or move it along.
     
  3. Psyentist

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    After almost 5-years it’s time to retire my beat-up and malfunctioning A7II. It’s been a good run (148K clicks). I eked our every last bit of usage, so I feel good about upgrading.

    Unfortunately with the house being put up for sale my home studio shoots are coming to an end. Location scouting is a real chore. I’ll probably do a lot more boudoir shoots this year haha.
     
  4. Hater

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    keep learning is all

    oh, also a buddy of mine gave me his grandmothers old nikon F3. i've bought some film for it. i just think learning how to use this old film camera will 1) put a smile on my buddies face and b) be fun and c) maybe i'll learn something
     
  5. lonewolf1983

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    8256 x 5504 :lol: :leet:

    That said, not sure.
    Selling some gear which is redundant and some more fuji glass and 2nd body so that i can travel without my Nikon gear.
    Would like to say make more money but that may not be the case
     
  6. holdennutta

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    Take more thoughtful photos. Spend less on gear. Get something printed.
     
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  7. havabeer

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    I honestly thought this is what the OP was asking by the thread title.
     
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    Aratama_Bashi

    Aratama_Bashi Iron Photographer

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    gawd i never even noticed :D
     
  9. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    I am keen to shoot some of the film projects I have been wanting to do for many years.

    I also would like to process through the hundreds of rolls I have shot, and the travel trips I have never even shared. Taking more time out for my personal photography and not always just doing the business work.
     
  10. Arch-Angel

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    Lean about databases, so I can try to recover posts from my old website :(
     
  11. TwinII

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    I'm not sure - last year it was to head out to do some photography at least once a month - I didn't achieve that goal. I don't think there is much point in me setting that goal again as I don't think I will achieve it.

    I would like to get out and photograph some places I have never been before - hopefully I will get a chance to. My wife has suggested I head away on a photography trip this year which is great but both my mates who I have done the majority of my shooting with have lost their Phojo or can't commit for various reasons. I might need to just head away solo and see what I can capture by myself - I've never done that before.

    I have an idea for a film photography project which I've had for quite a number of years - I just have to get around to doing it. It's not my highest priority and will be a bit time consuming, so maybe not for 2020.

    I think it would be great for us all to set a goal to share a bit more in this forum and encourage one another to get out and shoot.
     
  12. Derfman

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    Interesting subject thanks OP.

    I just backed up all my photos offsite x3 locations; when i visit family over xmas I leave a new hdd with backups, strongly suggest doing this regularly to all.

    I need a few minor bits and pieces, but no major gear acquisition, probably sell some gear less used, hope to travel and book more trips in through better planning

    Going to Canberra in March for ballon fest, NZ and QLD in April

    Looking at diving with great whites, whales, giant cuttlefish and orcas.

    Planning a Madagascar and Africa trip for 2021

    Might also be the year i get a Parasail course done.

    And lastly will try to get out to a good dark skies site on a clear dark night for some astronomy.
     
  13. Athiril

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    Maybe upgrade my A7s.

    maybe get a zoom.

    Do a lot more with lighting.

    do more snorkeling and the link too
     
  14. Frozen_Hell

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    Definitely get out and shoot more, I've really only done photography as parts of trips away to places in the last year or so. I should get back to doing day trips to local places again, even to places I've been before as the landscape changes over time.

    I generally go by myself, last year I did a couple of extra long weekends away and a bigger trip away over the Easter period where I was away for a week and a half or so.

    I find I need to do it every so often to reset and relax, a few months back I was in the Otways on a long weekend and there was a moment where I was just standing in the rain next to a creek by myself, surrounded by trees, listening to the sound of the rain hit the water and it was most magnificent.

    Just make sure you take certain precautions if you're going into remote areas by yourself, e.g. warm clothes, water, a torch (and spare batteries) and if in an area without mobile coverage - something like a PLB (mine is permanently in my camera bag) in case you do yourself a mischief.
     
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  15. FranchiseJuan

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    Here is one we can all get behind. Finally have not a single image in any of my Lightroom libraries that need to be sorted or processed. The is the same one as last year. Probably wont get there.... lol
     
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  16. Mrmeowpuss

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    Mine was to not make any major purchases (bodies/lenses) this year and I'm probably days away from breaking that lol.
     
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  17. herzeg

    herzeg Iron Photographer

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    I hear you, brother; it's a constant struggle...
     
  18. Mrmeowpuss

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    Casinos have a system where you can ban yourself if you have a problem, camera stores need this too lol.

    I wouod like to think if we had something like lens rentals/Borrow Lenses here we wouldn’t have this issue.
     
  19. TwinII

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    Thanks - yeah I often go away with a few photography mates but it is getting harder to find time etc. My wife would prefer I head away and photograph as much as I like on a photography trip than always being out at sunrise/sunset when we are away on family holidays. I'll see how I go.
     
  20. nisstrust

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    Buy more gear, I have a big trip coming up to the states in which I’ll focus on photography and need to rejig my Sony a7III lens line up from the current prime line up of 21, 35, 85. Towards either one travel lens in the 24-105 Sony, Rx100 VII for pocket versatility, or just another longer Sony 135mm 1.8 G lens to compliment my current prime line up. Any suggestions or advice ?
     

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