10 of My Street Photography New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Berkeley, 2015 #cindyproject

It is that time of the year again— to make resolutions for the new year.

In 2014, I wrote a post, “40 Street Photography Resolutions Ideas for 2014” and I also wrote a post titled: “15 Street Photography Assignments to Re-Energize and Re-Inspire You” (inspired by the book: “The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas”).

Below are some personal New Year’s Resolutions I am going to make for myself in 2015. I will probably break some of them, but will try my best to stick to them. This is advice I will give to myself— and feel free to pick any of these ideas for yourself (or modify them as you see fit). This list is inspired mostly by Nassim Taleb’s New Years Resolutions for 2015. Here are my street photography resolutions for 2015:

  1. Don’t buy any photo books I don’t plan on re-reading.

  2. Buy at least 1 photo book a month (and get to really know it).

  3. Give at least 1 in-depth comment/feedback/critique (once a week) to a street photographer who doesn’t get any favorites, comments, or feedback on his/her photos.

  4. Try to meet a lonely photographer once a month for a coffee (with no expectation of “networking” or “gain” on my end)

  5. Don’t go a single day without taking a photograph (smartphone is fine).

  6. Don’t own more than 1 type of camera (only own 1 35mm camera, 1 medium-format, 1 digital). If I accrue more than one of each type of camera, either give away to friend or sell.

  7. Walk for at least 15 minutes everyday to make photos (I’m becoming a fat and lazy car-dependent American).

  8. Focus on education and creating value (not money, fame, or external recognition). Engaging the street photography community more and always try to help.

  9. Make my photographs more personal.

  10. Have at least 1 exhibition of my photos (and also curate at least 1 group exhibition).

  11. Teach at least 1 free workshop for charity (once a year).

What are some New Years’ Resolutions that you have for yourself when it comes to your photography? Share them in the comments below!

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