As the new year commences, let’s take a pledge. A photographer’s pledge.

# I’ll carry a camera with me always.

# I’ll push the limits of my gear & only upgrade/buy new gear if I’m unable to achieve the desired results with my current gear.

# I’ll be patient.

# I’ll try something new every-time I release the shutter.

# I’ll carry a tripod with me & not leave it at home since it is heavy.

# I’ll treat the subject(living or non-living) with respect.

# I’ll enjoy while photographing.

# I’ll try to get it right in camera than to fix it later in post.

# I’ll use photo manipulation judiciously to enhance & not to turn a photograph into photo-manipulated art.

# I’ll respect other photographers & their work.