What are your 2017 Photography Resolutions?

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  1. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My photography goals for 2017...

    Learn to use flash to get more predictable results. As it stands now, I use more of a trial and error process (on those rare occasions when I even use flash at all).

    Participate in more photo meet-ups with my local group and with my hobbyist friends.

    Print more! I'm finally going to print and hang some of my favorites.

    Participate in my towns annual art walk.


    My 2016 resolution was to post more photos for critique and I've tried to post at least a few each month. It really helped me, I think, in making progress with both technical skills and developing my own eye. It also got me out there shooting much more frequently than in the past.
     
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  2. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Learn to use flash.

    Set up a small home studio, more importantly learn how to use it. lol

    Shoot more locations
     
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  3. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Think before shooting

    Second on printing more

    Third on using more flash/lighting modifiers
     
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  4. robbins.photo

    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Stare at my flash for long periods of time in uncomfortable silence.
     
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  5. Frank F.

    Frank F. engineering art Supporting Member

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    Learning more to express my emotions instead of being overwhelned by my emotions or hiding behind rational constructions...
     
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  6. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Share any good books or tutorials you find please!
     
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  7. Gary A.

    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am with you on the flash. I hate using flash because I find it uncontrollable, giving me results that I don't want. It is a vicious circle of not using it because I am so bad with it ... so I never get better because I never use it. But, the big but, with high ISO getting better and better IQ, who need flash ... right?
     
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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I want to frame/crop 100% in-camera. I want to get to the skill/proficiency level of composing in the camera so that if the horizon is tilted or the framing isn't correct, then I will consider the image flawed and it gets dumped.
     
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  9. ZombiesniperJr

    ZombiesniperJr Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Learn to use flash

    Find new spots to shoot wildlife photography

    Find new birds and animals

    setup a small home studio and how to use it

    Get more owl pictures
     
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  10. robbins.photo

    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Lol.. well for me the flash is almost useless in the vast majority of what I shoot - at the zoo shooting through glass all the flash does is reflect right back off the glass. Major flare.

    I have a yongnuo more or less for "emergencies", if I find myself shooting indoors yes, I can break out the flash. But like you I spend so little time using it that I'm usually better off shooting at higher ISO and doing noise reduction later, since I spend a ton of time doing that.. lol.
     
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  11. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Isn't Misssus ZS going to be a little cranky when she comes home and finds a GBH or a couple of Snowies perched on the living sofa in your studio?
     
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  12. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    THAT is ambitious!
     
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