Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years Photography Resolutions 2013

Getting Back in the Saddle again in regards to shows and gallery submissions.  Easier now that the Dark room is done.  And yes I did just barely get to print something in the darkroom before the end of the year!

That was my number one resolution for 2012.  So how did I do with the rest?
  • Darkroom done and first prints made (as Christmas Presents).
  • I got the SRT-101
  • Participated in Worldwide Pinhole Day and got inspired to do more pinhole work-but decided not to invest in a 4X5 Pinhole camera.
  • No Progress on the Family Project- I need to build a UV light box.  No longer inspired by true sun printing; it is just to hard to calibrate.
  • Missed the Winter Solstice Solargram opportunity, but still hopeful of catching the Spring Equinox?
  • Somehow have misplaced my slides from Norway and Africa.  Where are they?  Sundays Overseas will return once I find them.
  • Not so interested in 4X5 Camera, which is odd now that I have a professional grade 4X5 enlarger;  Go figure!
Not on the list but certainly accomplishments:
  • Congratulations to Bill M who won the Calendar Sweepstakes!
  • Calendar 2013 Completed and Distributed.
  • Christmas Road Trip producing tons of photography to share in the coming year
Upcoming for 2013 and Beyond:
  • Print, Print, Print in the Darkroom!
  • Build the UV Lightbox
  • Find those Africa and Norway Slides!
  • Play with More Caffenol
  • Test drive a Graflex Speed Graphic Camera.  Donald thinks he wants one and a friend has one that we can try.  Apparently alfred Steiglitz used a Graflex.
  • Still Planning (i.e. saving up) for the Mamiya 6X7 Panorama Camera.
And I received the perfect Christmas Gift for a Camera Nerd:

 Featuring the George Eastman House Collection

What are your Photo Resolutions for this Year?


  1. Nice book.

    I gave up on resolutions. I do hope to shoot more film in 2013 though, and maybe even finish my Eastman View-II.

  2. My Resolutions help me to get abut half of the things I plan on done.......

    It is a great book! Basically a catalog of the George Eastman Collection. How did Kodak go so wrong?

  3. Wow, that book is now on the wishlist! I also hope to shoot more film in 2013, but just getting out and actually shooting would be just as good. Love your blog!

  4. The book was a wonderful surprise. Speaking of film, I now have a backlog of about 15 rolls to develope since the trip. I'd better get started on that!