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New Year's Resolutions For Photographers

Make a few photography New Year's resolutions this year that you will actually stick to.

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I Will Know My Gear Well

If you've got a new camera for Christmas or have fallen into the trap of switching to Auto as it's just easy to use, make this year the year you get to grips with your camera. Take the time to learn why shutter speeds are important, how apertures can change the look of your photo and why setting your white balance manually can improve your shots. Of course there are more modes, techniques and settings than listed here and you can find plenty of advice on various aspects of photography over in ePHOTOzine's techniques section. Don't overlook sitting down and reading your camera's manual too as they are usually full of good advice.
 

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I Will Try Something New

Learn how to use a new piece of editing software or how about trying a different photography technique? There's plenty of subjects out there and you won't know if you enjoy photographing them if you don't try. If you're looking for tips, head over to ePHOTOzine's techniques section, ask your question in our forums or take a look at some of the photography books that are on offer.

 

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I Will Take My Camera With Me More Often

Many of us are guilty of leaving the camera at home a little too often when really if we had it in the car or even in our bag, we'd take more photos. In fact, with the large amount of smartphones on the market, why not make more use of the camera that's on your phone and most likely with you all of the time? Yes, there is a chance many won't be great but you can use the shots to learn from and improve the shots you take at a later date.

 

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I Will Make The Most Of The Gear I Have

Just because you don't own an expensive DSLR and long lens doesn't mean you can't take good photos. You just have to think more about what the gear you have is capable of capturing and focus your energy into taking good shots of that with it. Plus, if you do want to photograph a particular subject but don't think you have the right gear, there's often ways to get around it. For example, for wildlife photography you'll need longer lenses, a tripod etc. when taking your shots out in the wild which means it's not an ideal subject for compact users. However, you can capture wildlife shots at a zoo or wildlife park where you can get closer to the wildlife, making it easier for you to capture frame-filling shots.

 

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What photographic themed resolutions have you made? Share them in the comments below. 

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Comments


temair 13 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2016 4:00PM
to spend more quality time with my camera. to put me and my camera first rather than just snatching moments between thinking of everyone else!

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JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2017 6:54PM
To do a proper studio shoot this year.
JJGEE 14 7.6k 18 England
2 Jan 2017 11:59AM

Quote:I Will Make The Most Of The Gear I Have

I wonder how many of us do that ?

Certainly not me in relation to the lenses I have !

sherlob Plus
13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2017 12:23PM
To get out more - whilst endeavouring to remember that photography is only one of the benefits of doing so.
mikeuk Plus
6 744 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2017 7:39PM
To force myself out of a warm bed on early mornings to try some more sunrises in that special light
mikeuk Plus
6 744 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 9:55PM
I will use my tripod more Smile
adrian2208 15 285 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2019 1:18PM
dudler Plus
16 951 1521 England
8 Jan 2019 12:37PM
And just take more pictures...

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adrian2208 15 285 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2019 5:41PM
getting a new camera for this year
canon 80d looks good
9 Jan 2019 12:23PM
I think 2019 will be filled with learning what my new Nikon D5600 + various lenses can do.... And how to do it....... Smile

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