Once again I’m going to be setting myself some photography based resolutions for the New Year, last year’s ones were “mostly” successful so hopefully these will be too.
Number One – Develop my own film.
Yes this is because of the drastic failure to do it last year (hence the “mostly” above). I have been meaning to develop my own film for ages but just have never got around to setting aside the time for it, hopefully with the new role I have in my job this will be freeing up a lot more weekends and mean that I’ll have less of an excuse to try it myself. Fingers cross that Labbox gets delivered soon as well since that will be a major catalyst for me to get this one crossed off the list.
Number Two – Create a Zine of my work.
OK this is a big cheat as some of you may be aware I’m actually planning and have been working on this already towards the end of the year BUT it is something I want and plan to do that I haven’t done before so I’m going to include it. More information about what I plan on doing will be coming your way shortly but if you already follow me on Instagram you probably know plenty.
Number Three – Try Large Format.
The most expensive and probably least likely to happen of these three, but I can plan for it can’t I? I’ve wanted to try shooting large format for some time but what’s probably got me very tempted now is watching a few YouTube channels that shoot a lot of large format, Borut Peterlin and Timothy Ditzler for example, and meeting Massimiliano of Bomm Cameras when I was in Italy in November as well since other than being an awesome guy, the cameras he hand makes are incredible. So 2018 may be the year I take the plunge.
So there we go again, another year beginning with some ideas on how to improve myself and try new things as a photographer. Not as many as the six I tried last year but I think one at least is pretty ambitious and one is very much something I have been planning to do for a while. What do you think? let me know in the comments.