In both our life and our creative journey we’ll deal with all sorts of challenges, obstacles, and questions. But both of them could come down basically to two phases: “the morning” and “the afternoon.” Building upon Carl. G. Jung’s theory, Sean Tucker explains how our creative journey can be divided into these two phases and why it’s important to recognize and enjoy both of them.
If you care about your work and clients, it’s normal that you care about many things related to your job. Obsess about them, even. But still, there are some things you shouldn’t really care about. In this video, Scott Choucino gives you four things you should stop caring about because your clients don’t either.
Let’s face it – we all make excuses. I admit, when I don’t feel like doing something, I’m a champion of procrastinating and making excuses. However, this can cost us a lot in the long run and it can interfere with our success in every field, and photography is not an exception. In this video, Ted Forbes goes through five common excuses photographers make that keep them from becoming successful in their business. You may recognize yourself in some of them, but Ted also gives you some tips on how to turn them around.
Have you seen those “Bingo cards” going around Instagram lately. I’ve done one for readers, one for travelers, and Brandon Woelfel now made one for photographers. It contains all those terrible things we’ve done and those that have happened to us, but there are some cool ones too. In this hilarious video, Jessica Kobeissi goes through the Bingo card, “confessing all the terrible things she’s done as a photographer.” Follow along and see if you’ve done them too.
As amusing as some COVID-19 memes and tweets have been (not to mention a welcome break from the endless news cycle), we want to be very clear about the importance of taking care of your mental health right now. A lot of us are feeling particularly isolated, lonely, anxious and, at times, a bit hopeless. The seriousness of what is transpiring around the world is not something to be taken lightly, and we want to encourage a conversation within the photography community.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the photography community is equally affected due to pandemic quarantining and social distancing. Every day, things are getting worse from assignments being called off to major photography events getting postponed. We all are vulnerable right now — but we can use this gloomy time to be more creative and productive by following the things we always wanted to do — sharing here my to-do list for the coming few days/weeks/months/years.
As fears of coronavirus (COVID-19) balloon in the U.S., many freelance photographers have begun to contend with the economic impact of event cancellations and social distancing policies. Freelancers are accustomed to seasonal slowdowns or the occasional cancellation, but the uncertainty around the breadth and duration of this outbreak has resulted in anxiety, frustration, and anger.
Adweek photo editor Kacy Burdette recently asked photographers on Twitter if they had lost jobs due to coronavirus, and received responses from around the country with stories of cancellations. The engagement provides proof that the economic threat is real and affecting photographers now.
We fortunately are beginning to find ourselves in a world where we’re all starting to open up a little more about mental health. It’s great! It’s the age of empathy and humility now; and I think once we begin to empathise properly with each other – we’ll be in a much better place. We’ve all got the same prehistoric brain, and it’s actually surprising how you can begin to essentially ‘re-program’ your thoughts.
There are different types of photographers, that’s for sure. I don’t know if there are only two of them or as many as 30, but one can certainly take a comical twist on the differences between photographers. This is exactly what guys from The Grand Tour did. In this video, Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May got together, playing wildlife photographers who compare the gear they bought. It’s absolutely hilarious, and some of you will probably recognize themselves in it.
Some people like capturing candid moments hoping to take some artistic and meaningful shots. Others want to preserve precious memories, so they grab their camera or phone during the very creation of those memories. And yet others are “doing it for the Gram,” shooting every single moment of their lives.
I have nothing against either of them. In fact, I sometimes belong to each of these groups. However, I believe that many people are crossing the line between saving memories for themselves and ruining them for everyone else. You may be doing it as well and not even being aware of it. So, I hope you’ll to read this article and reconsider your use of a phone or camera in certain situations.