2012 Resolutions, Just for Kicks

Many other photographers I know and follow are already posting their New Year's Resolutions for 2012. Not wanting to be left in the dust, I got to thinking what things I could do a bit differently in 2012. So far, here's what I've come up with...

2012 Photographic Resolutions:

  1. Conceptualize - For the coming year, I want most if not all the images I take to have some meaning behind them; a unifying theme amongst them wouldn't hurt either. Snapshots, even 8x10" ones on wet plate collodion, aren't going to cut it.
  2. Mobilize - To move outside the University of Findlay darkroom, I want my wet plate work operable and independent of a singular space. Lighting and darkbox are already in place, just a few more steps to complete.
  3. Galvanize - Using whatever means available, I want to inspire others to get into or improve their photography. 
  4. Monetize - This is always something I wish to improve upon each year, but I want 2012 to be an especially big year on the books. Last year, save a couple of books here and there, my photography paid for itself! Let's see if 2012 can see the year of *gasp* a profit!

So why do all of my resolutions contain an "-ize" word? I've always been a big stickler for consistency and continuity in my projects, and if resolution #1 is going to be met for 2012, better get started early!

As always, let me know what you think of this post a comment, send an email, or even let me know what you're planning on doing for 2012.

Everyone have a save and happy New Year, and long live film!