New Years Resolutions 2016 (Part Two)
Happy New Years everyone from China to Canada!
New Year's Resolutions!
Let’s get started.
1. Don’t be afraid to take pictures. So many of us hold back thinking that we’re not amazing, or our stuff isn’t good for others to see, but that’s silly. Practice is what makes us great. If the photos get rejected, that’s ok. Learn from them and keep going! We only have so many years to create so the more time we spend worrying, the more time we lose.
2. Make use of what you have, or rather learn how to REALLY use your camera and equipment! While it is tempting to purchase new gear, if you don’t use your other stuff it’s kind of a waste of money.
3. Take a class, but something that’s not related to photography. Be it art, cooking, riding a motorcycle...anything that doesn’t revolve around picking your camera up will make your brain work in a different way. And as a bonus, it will help you take better pictures because you'll learn how to see things differently!
4. Try a new kind of photography. If you’re landscape, try food. If you’re food, try architecture! There are so many things that can be photographed, and like the tip above, it will make you a stronger shooter.
5. Above all, have fun. Once photography stops being a happy thing to do it becomes a chore, and I think all of us can agree, we’re here for the good times! And maybe a few dollars here and there.
Happy shooting and looking forward to all your new work!
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Photo credits: Angela Ostafichuk.