For the last few years I've made new year resolutions, it's what got me into photography as a serious hobby, so I've been thinking a lot about what I would set myself this year.
I want to do things a bit differently this year and focus the resolutions on my photography as it has become a huge part of my day-to-day life. I want resolutions that will allow me to get better and learn a lot in 2012, so I've laid out the following to help me out:
- My black and white work is going to be shot on one camera, one lens, and one film. For this I'll be using the Pentax SP500, Asahi Takumar 50mm f1.4, and Ilford Delta 100. I want to learn a lot about black and white photography and to do that it needs to have a constant. The developing of this film will be done in Ilford Perceptol throughout too.
- I'm going to spend more time in the darkroom making prints, even if this is only once a month. I love the manual process of film photography and yet the convenience of a film scanner makes it too easy to rely on that alone.
- Fun...I want to have more fun with my photography. I now have an Olympus Trip 35, a Holga 120N, 120 wide pinhole, and a Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 100 and want to mess around with different films and processes with these to see what I can get out of them.
I'm quite excited to start to the year ahead now. It's going to be interesting to see what I have learned by this time next year.
What are your plans in photography for 2012?