This list of New Year's Resolutions by Woody Guthrie (from Jan 1, 1943) has been making the rounds lately. I don't know anything about this Guthrie character but he seems like a simpleton. I mean, 16. Learn People Better? That's not even good Englsh. But in his defense people were generally stupider back then before computers and smartphones and could look stuff up easy. They just had to rely on their wits and on whatever farmtools were handy. And I suppose that's why our forefathers started wars, plus they had to stand up for what they believed. Like when he wrote this was during a war I think.
What does any of this have to do with photography? I think it should be obvious. Computers and wars and getting smarter over time have a direct effect on photographs. I mean, duh! So let's be happy for modern times. For what it's worth my main resolution this year is to get smarter. I'm going to look stuff up like crazy. Like this list for starters is something I looked up. Check. ✓ And mate.