Why photography New Year's resolutions don't stick – how to make them!

Photography New Year's resolutions
(Image credit: Photo by Roven Images on Unsplash)

In the October issue of N-Photo (issue 129), Apprentice pro Benedict Brain used the following analogy: “If you only go to the gym once a month you aren’t going to build any muscle, and it’s the same with photography.” This seems like the perfect statement to talk about as we approach start the New Year.

New Year’s resolutions are a great excuse to whip your photography routine into shape. But as we all know, January is notorious for good intentions that quickly drop by the wayside. And if my past muscle-building aspirations are anything to go by, I’m willing to bet most people have thrown in the towel before the end of February. So this month I thought I’d take Ben’s gym analogy a little bit further in a bid to curb the quitting.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.