FREE PDF Visualization: 30 Inspirational New Year’s Photography Resolutions

30 Inspirational New Year’s Photography Resolutions: Kick off your photography with a fresh new start with this new FREE PDF Visualization by Annette KIM.


Also see the resolutions below:

  1. Don’t leave the camera without your camera on your neck/wrist. (Henri Neck Strap / Henri Wrist Strap)

  2. Only use one camera, one lens for the year. (I recommend RICOH GR II)

  3. Worry less about gear: only shoot with your phone for a month.

  4. Only shoot film for a month (pick up a copy of FILM NOTES)

  5. If you shoot in black and white, only shoot color for a year (and vice-versa)

  6. Experiment making underexposed dramatic photos at -1/-2 exposure compensation. Also try overexposed photos at +1/+2 exposure compensation.

  7. Only shoot at one arm length away for an entire month (.7 meter challenge)

  8. Seek to simplify yet also make your photos more dynamic. (dynamic composition)

  9. Shoot only in JPEG for a year not to worry about post-processing, and to focus more on shooting.

  10. Buy a good photo book for yourself at least once a month.

  11. Study one master photographer every week. Also buy book: “MASTERS

  12. Make photos more like a child. Don’t take yourself/your photos too seriously.

  13. Shoot at least one artistic selfie of yourself everyday for a year. #HONORTHYSELFIE

  14. Do more personal photos by taking pictures of your loved ones: your kids, partner, friends, coworkers, and your parents. (learn more in PHOTO JOURNAL)

  15. Make one photo album of your family (on 4×6 prints). I recommend printing on

  16. Look at all your photos and make a set of your 10 most epic photos.

  17. Upload your best photos to Flickr and enable full-resolution downloads. (ERIC KIM FLICKR)

  18. Make your own photography blog. and are recommended.

  19. Treat photography as walking meditation. Value photography as important to your mental health (PHOTO THERAPY).

  20. Make a PDF ebook of your photos and share it for free. (FREE ERIC KIM EBOOKS)

  21. Make your own photography YouTube channel.

  22. Make a video slideshow of your favorite videos, add music to it, and upload it to YouTube.

  23. Rebrand yourself as a “visual artist“. Learn to draw, paint, and create other forms of visual art. (Learn to draw in CREATIVE EVERY DAY).

  24. Photograph your morning commute everyday for 3 months. Edit it down to your best 12 pictures and publish it as a series.

  25. Have one small exhibition show at a local coffee shop with 5 prints.

  26. Sell 1 print of your work for $99.

  27. Plan one international photography travel adventure for yourself (see upcoming ERIC KIM EXPERIENCES)

  28. Don’t compare yourself to other photographers to overcome disappointment.

  29. Delete Instagram for a month to focus on making photos only for yourself.

  30. For a year, only make photos that put a smile on your face.



HAPTICPRESS presents a new Visualization to inspire you for the new year’s: “ZEN OF ERIC: On Photography, Life, Art, and Work.”

Freshly pressed creations by the talented Annette Kim to inspire you this new year:

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography Series

HAPTIC presents the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography Series — visualizations of essential photography lessons and tips by ANNETTE KIM. Annette researched, synthesized, and visualized the key lessons to present to you a fun, easy to read VISUALIZATION of photography fundamentals.

Newest Photography & Lifestyle Visualizations



Newest Visualization: Introduction to Composition in Photography
Newest visualization: Zen of Eric, on Life, Photography, Art, and Work

For a limited time, download the following FREE visualizations designed by Annette Kim. Keep these guides on your phone, tablet, computer to read on your commute, as reminders when shooting on the streets, and for daily inspiration.

How to Download

Download both full resolution PDFs by adding this free product to your cart processing your free ‘order.’ Don’t forget to check back regularly to see what new resources and visualizations we add to here. If you would like to continue your photography education and share your words of thanks by supporting us, consider purchasing a STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION or CREATIVE EVERY DAY MOBILE EDITION.

If you have any difficulty downloading, you can also download the individual PDFs by clicking on the links below:

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography



Each VISUALIZATION  is original artwork designed by Annette Kim, distilled from the ERIC KIM photography lessons and resources.



VITRUVIAN CAMERA is an homage to Leonardo da Vinci, and his passion of combining technology and art. By wearing VITRUVIAN CAMERA proudly on your chest, it will reveal your passion for photography — ‘painting with light.’

VITRUVIAN CAMERA is ARTWEAR — to inspire yourself everyday, to pay homage to the artistic masters of the past, and to also pave your own path in photography.

100% of the proceeds directly supports the artist.

VITRUVIAN CAMERA is an original artwork hand sketched by Annette Kim. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, Annette researched the history and science of camera design in order to produce this conceptual camera.

Leonardo da Vinci’a “Vitruvian Man.”

The camera embodies the vision of the ‘ideal’ camera based on the rules of architecture and design:

Video Interview with Annette Kim

The Complete Works of Annette Kim

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    Happy Holidays from the HAPTIC family. We are excited to announce the following new products in our HAPTIC shop:

Happy Holidays and New Year from HAPTIC

Eric and I will be taking some time off with our family and will partially close the HAPTIC shop December 26, 2017 to January 24, 2017. A limited inventory of our products will be available on Amazon (Street Notes, Henri wrist strap, MASTERS, Photo Journal,and more) and shipped as usual until supplies run out. During this period only the digital products,  shirts, and Sunlanders by Sean Lotman will be available for purchase in the HAPTIC shop.


Thank you so much for the love and support over this year. Let’s ring in the new year with a new sense of hope, excitement, and creative curiosity!

Hugs from Marseille,