3 Lazy Photography Habits to Break in the New Year

You’ll be glad you did

Mark Ali
Counter Arts

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“New Year’s Eve Ball” — photo by the author (© Mark Ali)

All of us love to dedicate ourselves to self-improvement with the coming of a new year. We have grandiose hopes of making ourselves better in various ways.

I’m not sure why we’re so ambitious — maybe it’s all the alcohol consumed on New Year’s Eve. It’s not long after that when those plans start to fall apart.

In any case, just because “New Year’s Resolutions” tend to fade away doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.

And, as photographers, we should try to improve our craft. But, at least in my case, a prime opportunity for improvement is not by doing something new, it’s by breaking old, lazy habits.

So, This is Really My List

Yes, this isn’t a “listicle” of wise advice that I’m relaying to you. This is actually a list for myself — lazy things that I do, and that I’d really like to stop doing.

But feel free to keep reading and apply this to yourself as well.

For me, it boils down to 3 things — things that I tend to do, knowing well that they’re lazy and not good for my photography, but which I do nonetheless.

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Mark Ali
Counter Arts

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at: markaliphotos.com)