What do you think of personality tests? I am a fan of them and I’ve done quite a few for fun. If you like them too and you’re a creative, then you’ll love this fun and simple test Adobe has just released. Through a series of slightly abstract questions, you’ll get to reveal what kind of a creative you are. Ready?
Nowadays, social media are an important part of running a business. Most photographers use Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets to promote their business and build the audience – but few of them think about how their personal accounts can make them lose clients in an instant. In this video, Scott McKenna talks about this issue and suggests how to use your personal social media accounts so they don’t drive the potential clients away.
Today, more than ever, everyone is a photographer. From your pocket phone to your full frames, cameras are so accessible and everyone is using them. For many, it is just to document their life and then share it with friends and family. However, there is a large group of people, all around the world, that are wanting to monetise their art. In order to do this, they must exceed the competition, which is an extremely difficult thing to do as there is such a high standard in the field.
With this in mind, having a strong portfolio more often than not isn’t enough to set you apart from the rest of the pack. In this post, we will explore how you can use your personality to help reach your goals and get to the standard you are working hard towards.
Being in a photography business involves interaction with lots of different people. But putting yourself and your work out there seems more difficult if you’re introverted. In this video, photographers Sean Tucker and Simon Baxter discuss this topic, and their thoughts will inspire all you introverts out there.
Unlike many other videos or blogs, Sean and Simon don’t suggest that you overcome your emotions, habits and needs and pretend to be someone you’re not. Instead, they talk about being successful while staying true to your introvert nature – and that’s what I particularly like about this video.
Do you shoot with an “abundance” mental approach? Or is your choice to shoot from a mental state of “scarcity”?
It makes a difference, you know. It makes a difference in how you approach your subject matter. It makes a difference in the way you see the world. It can have a dynamic effect on your imagery, and on the work that you do in post.
Scarcity breeds contempt and anger, while abundance nurtures awareness and action.
When, during the sixties, Jane Goodall gave wild chimpanzees a name instead of a number, she put the science world upside down. Anonymous animals were no longer nothing but a number. With something apparently as simple as a name, she validated their individuality and uniqueness.
“When you face a fox, you face personality.”