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12/22/2003 12:00:18 AM · #1
Join up as a member :)
12/22/2003 12:11:43 AM · #2
My Resolution for this year will be 6 MP

LOL

John (TurboTech)
12/22/2003 12:22:59 AM · #3
I have to learn about color management.
12/22/2003 12:25:20 AM · #4
My resolution is to be still going on about winning a ribbon this time next year. One, just one, but one I will never let the world forget MHHHHUUUWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

All I need to do now is win one ;)

Message edited by author 2003-12-22 00:25:45.
12/22/2003 12:33:37 AM · #5
Join as a member
upgrade to digital SLR
12/22/2003 06:28:53 PM · #6
Looks like the Rebel (hopefully on an after-Christmas sale!) and some lenses.

...and lots of reading to figure out how to use it all! :-)
12/22/2003 06:33:38 PM · #7
Good goals ButterflySis!

I made a decision about a month ago to spend at least an hour a day on photography- be it reading a book, setting up and doing a photo session, or learning how to do certain things in Photoshop (which I consider an integral part of digital photography). Some days I don't get anything done, other days I spend 6 hours working on a project. I suppose it all evens out :-)

With any luck my work is starting to reflect my effort. I update my photography website and my personal website almost weekly, and the folks that I show the sites to seem to be impressed. Either that or just annoyed by all the emails I send them telling them I've updated my sites :D


12/22/2003 06:33:52 PM · #8
Become a member and place in the top 10 or at least win one ribbon!

I hope, I hope, I hope!
12/22/2003 06:42:50 PM · #9
not to submit any more photos, due to a plummeting esteem and scores on dpc...boohoo
12/22/2003 06:55:06 PM · #10
1) Learning to compose better
2) Learning to see photograph opportunities (not the "I want to take a snap of that situation", no more like, "that tree has an interesting texture, those lines make a really interesting composition, etc")
3) That means: get out more with the camera (and combine that with cycling, motorcycle riding -or was that road racing-, etc, etc)
4) Get a small 2mp carry everywhere manual camera
5) Get some good lenses and a dSLR body and learn how to use it

For 2004 I already agreed to again shoot for the local history society and their yearbook (events, people, historic sites and objects. 2003 was 8 photos published, for 2004 I already have been asked for 5, 4 are in the pipeline) and to scan and edit their photos and negatives. Last year I only had to deliver, this year I will also edit them (including to all the specs required by the publisher).
I would also like to get more photos in hardcover books (2003= 1 book app 10 photos, one on the front), newspapers (2 papers, 2 photos each) and one local magazine (one edition, three photos). I enjoyed the photojournalistic aspect of this (grab your camera, we want a photo of this!). But I want to be able to give better quality, and to shoot faster -less AF & shutter lag, brighter viewfinder- with more dof control for portraits, hence the dSLR.
12/22/2003 08:37:52 PM · #11
Mine's fairly simple -

1) Start putting more weight into my photography and actually earning some cash out of my expensive hobby.

2) Entering more challenges here!

12/22/2003 09:33:34 PM · #12
Learn how to use this overly powerful flash I bought last month!
12/23/2003 07:27:10 AM · #13
my photography resolution is to give up on digital photography... its too plastic.. i would much rather be in a darkroom with the chemicals and the low lights.. to take shorter rolls and more of them.. to make large prints. I keep hearing about people rediscovering photography with digital cameras... i eventually hope to do the opposite. digital photography just doesn't rub me the right way.
12/23/2003 07:31:10 AM · #14
Thanks for the memories.

Originally posted by Miah:

my photography resolution is to give up on digital photography... its too plastic.. i would much rather be in a darkroom with the chemicals and the low lights.. to take shorter rolls and more of them.. to make large prints. I keep hearing about people rediscovering photography with digital cameras... i eventually hope to do the opposite. digital photography just doesn't rub me the right way.
12/23/2003 07:51:49 AM · #15
Continue my new Dpc life: Submitting to just a few challenges - just the challenges that I find interesting and where I get an idea right from the start. Stop submitting just for the sake of submitting.
12/23/2003 08:42:51 AM · #16
So Miah, why are you here? ;-)
12/23/2003 10:20:11 AM · #17
To MAKE time to shoot more photographs for ME!
12/23/2003 10:57:48 AM · #18
to keep learning more and more :) for one thing, learning how to use my super-flash :)
12/23/2003 01:00:14 PM · #19
i'm here because i neither have the resources to operate a darkroom, nor do i have a camera. i don't really have anything against digital photography beyond how easy it is to manipulate a shot into being something its not. i think many would agree with me.. don't get me wrong, i'm also here because i enjoy photography.. i would just prefer.... less digital, more analog..
12/23/2003 02:09:04 PM · #20
I've been thinking about a New Year's Resolution in general, but I simply can't come up with any way I could possibly improve upon myself. ;)

Message edited by author 2003-12-23 14:14:00.
12/23/2003 02:32:18 PM · #21
my resolution is to stop dreaming about Miah's profile picture.


Originally posted by Miah:

i'm here because i neither have the resources to operate a darkroom, nor do i have a camera. i don't really have anything against digital photography beyond how easy it is to manipulate a shot into being something its not. i think many would agree with me.. don't get me wrong, i'm also here because i enjoy photography.. i would just prefer.... less digital, more analog..

12/23/2003 02:38:46 PM · #22
I am going to try hard to have half of my submissions for 2004 over the 6.0 mark. I will also try to have a top 10 finish for 2004.

And I faithfully pledge not to submit any kityy, kid or flower shots (unless I'm reeeeeally stuck for ideas) :P

Message edited by author 2003-12-23 19:15:17.
12/23/2003 04:47:03 PM · #23
To learn everything about Photoshop just in case the current rule set remains.

On a more serious note, I will probably work on studio shots. I currently have no studio, nor do I have any equipment to take studio shots with. It would be nice to have something so that I can take some shots no matter what the weather and get good results.

I may also make a third resolution to take more pictures that are simply very good-looking and do not meet challenges -- as they seemed to actually score quite well. Actually that's a lie, as I don't think that will ever pander to the tastes of the people on DPC -- I would rather simply submit pictures that I like and see what people think of them.

In fact scratched the rest, my New Year's photo resolution is to do exactly what I'm doing at the moment -- find a challenge that I like, take a picture for it, and see what people think of the end result. If that doesn't work then so be it, if it does then yipee.
12/23/2003 04:51:36 PM · #24
To be more literal and precise in my interpretation of the challenge (or thread) title, therefore my actual answer is:
300 ppi
12/23/2003 04:53:55 PM · #25
My photo resolution for 2004:

I will spend the entire year working on areas of photography where I am very weak... namely people photos. I will complete the two year long projects that I have formulated. In order to accomplish these, I will avoid submitting to challenges for the duration of 2004. :)
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