Photography is a highly dynamic medium and is constantly changing. Out of all the arts, it’s the most closely bound to technology, as well as the most attuned to the advances in technology. We should, as photographers, therefore be always trying to develop our understanding of photography. What better time to do that than with a new year upon us. 2014 is sure to be a year of incredible tech advances, but it should also be one of change for our inner vision as well. My top three goals this year are to: De-emphasize my relationship with the technical aspects of photography, focus more on the creative Build a photography website focused on articles, reviews, videos with a non-profit component Create courses on photography to help others ramp up their learning faster TOP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHERS To help me understand this a bit more clearly I asked a number of photographer friends what their 2014 photography resolutions were, and this is what a few of them had to say: John Mazzei | John Mazzei Photography | 500px / John Mazzei / Photos Take a class to get feedback on my work, possibly a portfolio development class Have a show of my work Develop my post production skills with the eventual goal of developing a “voice” or a “look” of my own Shoot more in San Francisco, my home city, namely more industrial and street photography Complete my 365 Project Three Hundred Sixty Five in Two Thousand Fourteen - a set on Flickr Bruce Cooper | Bruce Cooper | Bruce Cooper Respect shadows more. To quote cinematographer John Alton: “Don’t fear the dark, fear the light.” I want to see and to feel magic and mystery in my photos, the way that others I respect like you do this. Shoot daily. I go through periods where I do not even lift the camera out of the bag. I took part of my savings to buy a pancake lens – the 40mm f 2.8 Canon – so, no excuses about size and weight anymore. David Collado | https://www.facebook.com/DavidColladoPhoto Dominate photograph techniques, especially the correct use of the deep of field. To become knowing more and more locations to photograph. And a third one, still reading and looking to improve my photographs composition Jalen Robinson | Jalen Robinson Photography My first goal for my photography is to focus less on the numbers and technicalities and more so working on how I “see” and getting more creative. Finding 99 other ways to take the same photo that I already have. My second goal is to further develop my portfolio and my website. Expanding my photography and getting out of my comfort zone. As well as building a better looking site (I’m majoring in graphic design so school should help with that). Fred Sims Keep one of my cameras with me in my car on a daily basis. I find I miss many opportunities to make interesting photos. Keep one of my cameras on a tripod ready for a bird shoot in my back yard. In my area, there are many species passing through this time of the year. Randy Johnson | Flickr: rakjohns' Photostream Stop waiting on opportunities to take photos and create my own! (would love to take a photography trip) Improve my skill level using the camera to capture the SHOT! MAKE YOUR 2014 RESOLUTIONS NOW These are pretty darn inspiring for getting the momentum going. Shooting everyday is a consistent one, and also I think an excellent one as it helps you accelerate your inner vision as well as your pre-visualization. What are your top new years resolutions for 2014? What actionable goals do you have that you’re focusing on? Write below your top 2 along with your website URL, if you have one.