Varanasi, India

Countless resolutions have been made in the holy city of Varanasi

Here we are at the end of a long, sometimes difficult and ultimately rewarding journey. Last year I resolved to create a 365 photo project with a difference – not just an image a day but a phototip of some kind a day. Some were easier than others but along the way I tried to cover a wide range of areas that would appeal to photographers of all levels, from the beginner first starting out to the seasoned professional. Making a photographic resolution and following through on it is a test of patience and discipline at times, but it’s worth it in the long run. I’ll write more about the whole process in a couple of weeks after I’ve had a chance to decompress a bit. For now though, let me ask you this.

What is your photographic resolution(s) for the year 2011?

If you feel really brave, drop a note mentioning it in the comments below and I’ll make sure to stay in touch with you and see how you’re progressing over the year.

Not sure what to do? Here are a few suggestions.

  • A 365 project.
  • Contact a potential new client every working day.
  • A new personal project each month.
  • Embrace multimedia and/or video.
  • Create a portfolio worthy image each month.
  • Seek out new avenues for your work.
  • Begin learning a new style or genre of photography.
  • Put on an exhibition.
  • Start a photography club.
  • Just an organisation such as IGVP.
  • Apply for a photography grant.
  • Step outside your comfort zone in some way.
  • Take positive steps in your marketing with a telesummit such as Clarion Call 2011.

The list could be endless. The only thing limiting you in 2011 is your imagination and your dreams. So what are you waiting for? Get out there, create evocative images, tell compelling stories and make it a year to remember. Happy new year.

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