Resolutions and Revelations

I decided that one of my New Years resolutions…

Let’s stop there really quick. Yearly resolutions are about 90% total bull. I know that. I know that you are far more likely to be unsuccessful at a “resolution” if you put arbitrary timelines, start dates etc. But I digress…

I made a few including the following:

  • Post here more often.
  • Thinking positively.
  • Workout like I did when Max was my gym buddy.
  • Make more money doing what I want to do, not just making money to make it.
  • Take more photographs.

I realized tonight that I’ve put photography onto a back burner. I have stopped introducing myself as, “I’m Justin… yeah, I’m a photographer” and instead say, “I’m Justin… I help companies utilize social and new media systems and networks to reach customers, create transparency, build trust, gain respect and increase revenue.”

“I’m a photographer” isn’t nearly as big mouthful.

So in an effort to kill two birds with one stone, I will post here more often with a new photo every day. I promise it won’t turn into one of those annoying 365 photo blogs. Just a simple photo everyday of something that caught my eye. Whether the photo be from my nice camera or my iPhone camera (which is actually a pretty nice camera…)

I’d like to further challenge myself to taking each of the photos from the same place. Can I make 365 unique and interesting photos from my courtyard? How awesome would that be? If I miss a day, I miss a day. Giving up because one day I didn’t do what I wanted to do is insanity. It’s an excuse to give up. I will miss a day but, I will think positively, I won’t let it, let me down.

So, let this be the first one. The Image above is the night view from my courtyard. It is the view I see every night as I do the dishes. I’m totally ok with doing the dishes when that is what I get to see while I do it.

6 thoughts on “Resolutions and Revelations

  1. I tried to leave this comment earlier via my iPhone but I don’t think it stuck. So…

    I’m a big fan of Justin the photographer. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Also, if you get on the Instagram bandwagon, look me up.

  2. I tried to leave this comment earlier via my iPhone but I don’t think it stuck. So…

    I’m a big fan of Justin the photographer. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Also, if you get on the Instagram bandwagon, look me up.

  3. @Iron_Fist Thanks for the heads up, I have had a few people tell me that livefyre has been giving them issues when trying to comment when mobile or when on dial-up. I’ll let them know and see if they have a solution.

    Also, thanks for the thoughts. I feel like my previous job had me far too busy to enjoy or practice my art, plus there was a question of whether I could even do my photography due to contractrual issues. I am thinking about starting up a photography company here in San Francisco, we’ll see how that goes but it could be really fun!

    I actually have instagram but haven’t posted to it yet. I’m a little weary of putting my content in yet another information silo. But hell, I’ve already done it some 36,000 times on Twitter and 1,600+ on TwitPic! 😀

  4. @Iron_Fist Thanks for the heads up, I have had a few people tell me that livefyre has been giving them issues when trying to comment when mobile or when on dial-up. I’ll let them know and see if they have a solution.

    Also, thanks for the thoughts. I feel like my previous job had me far too busy to enjoy or practice my art, plus there was a question of whether I could even do my photography due to contractrual issues. I am thinking about starting up a photography company here in San Francisco, we’ll see how that goes but it could be really fun!

    I actually have instagram but haven’t posted to it yet. I’m a little weary of putting my content in yet another information silo. But hell, I’ve already done it some 36,000 times on Twitter and 1,600+ on TwitPic! 😀

  5. @justex07 @Iron_Fist Thanks for the heads up that you couldn’t post from iPhone. Right now it only works about 80% of the time. We’re aware of the issue though, and our authentication system is being updated with a mobile specific login screen that will fix all login/posting problems on mobile. It should be live within a week.

    Happy new year!

  6. @justex07 @Iron_Fist Thanks for the heads up that you couldn’t post from iPhone. Right now it only works about 80% of the time. We’re aware of the issue though, and our authentication system is being updated with a mobile specific login screen that will fix all login/posting problems on mobile. It should be live within a week.

    Happy new year!

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