There are plenty of home décor items you can make with wine corks. But how about using them for a simple DIY project as a photographer? Adrian of aows used them to replace his tripod’s missing foot: a simple, but very useful trick. If your tripod has lost a foot as well, check out Adrian’s video to learn how to make a new one.
In writing and filmmaking, there’s a term called “killing your darlings“. In Journalism, it’s the slightly more macabre “killing your babies“, but the end result is the same. It’s trimming the fat from the content in order to make it efficient and bring it to the point. For a writer, it means cutting out unnecessary large passages because they distract from the story. For a filmmaker or editor, time and budget constraints might mean cutting out scenes you love just because they don’t add to the story. For Journalists you’re often cutting the story short simply to make it fit in the allotted space.
Full-time photographer and part-time nomad, Adrian at aows believes that this principle also holds true for photographers. We need to often need to delete (or at least hide) some of the work we’re most proud of, because it’s just not very good – no matter how we might feel about it. And I’m inclined to agree with him.
Foggy mornings make many people want to stay inside under a blanket. But if you’re a photographer, they are more likely to make you grab your gear and go outside. Fog gives your photos a whole new dimension and you may want to use every occasion to shoot in these conditions. So, can you predict when the weather will be foggy? The short answer is yes, and Adrian of aows will tell you how in this video.
There are days when you just don’t feel like it’s worth picking up a camera and going out to shoot. It’s cloudy, dull and grey. Nothing is happening. Well, these boring days could actually be the most important for you as a photographer. In this great video, Adrian of aows will elaborate on that and convince you to just go out and shoot.