We were chatting about our NY resolutions today and thought we would post our chart toppers. Enjoy! And Happy New Year!
1. PRINT YOUR PICTURES
Post-2000 it's been too easy to let terrabytes of cryo-images sit on harddrives for years or perhaps worse, be 'liked' for a day on Facebook and then forgotten. But an evocative photograph - one that you really cherish - should be printed, handed around, talked about and be allowed to age with you. Too many to frame? Why not cut them up and make a collage of the best bits?
2. LEARN FROM THE GREATS
Nothing beats inspiration - something that opens your eyes to a new world, new technique or possibility. We have our own greats here at RGB: some classic, some on Flickr, some Instagrammers, others completely unknown. So find your greats, and learn from them.
This one's for the professionals. You know that style of photography that you haven't tried, haven't understood or haven't quite conquered? Do it. Big style. 2015 style.
4. THROW YOURSELF IN AT THE DEEP END
If you're an aspiring photographer, what's holding you back? Most likely, it's you. Make 2015 the year that you put yourself forward for a job, TFP (time for prints) shoot, internship or voluntary work. What's the worst that could happen?
5. DO A SET OF FAMILY & FRIENDS PORTRAITS
Great fun and there's no better way to get to know your folks better. Get your subjects to tell you stories as they get used to being in front of the camera. Even the out-takes are worth keeping.
6. USE A NEW ACCESSORY
Another one for the professionals. Gels, grids, GoPro, Gorilla Pod, and all the others that don't begin with 'G'. Often overused but if you don't know what they are then you'll never know when one of them is the thing that will turn a humdrum shoot into 2015's best.
7. SIEZE THE DAY!
Not tomorrow or next week, but today! Take the leap and fret the details later.