In a recent interview with DIYP, Sean Tucker presented you his new book The Meaning in the Making. We talked about the book and various challenges, secrets, and anecdotes about writing it. Naturally, I read the book before the interview, and it was one of the best things I did for myself lately. So, I figured – it’s time to write my first book review that isn’t a bunch of scribbles on Goodreads. Sean shared his thoughts as the author, and I also wanted to share mine as a reader, hoping to show you another look at it.
If you have followed the work of Sean Tucker, you probably know that he has published a book. It’s titled The Meaning in the Making and it speaks about much more than the mere technicalities of photography. It’s about our human need to create, about its beauty, complexity, and challenges, and about how we can make the absolute best out of it.
I was happy to get my hands onto a copy of the book, and then honored to speak with the author himself about it. In an interview with DIYP, Sean shared some details about writing the book, the challenges he faced, and some interesting details and anecdotes.
The “rules” of composition are always a hot and divisive topic. Some stick to them adamantly while others act like they don’t exist (or they don’t know any exist). The former can be difficult to break away from and the latter can be very freeing, allowing you to explore all kinds of composition ideas in your work.
In this video, Sean Tucker talks about going beyond the rules and how his photography has been guided mostly by intuition. He breaks down some of his own images and why they work. He covers a lot of topics that aren’t really mentioned at all in the usually accepted rules and how they can make the viewer feel when looking at an image.
Taking self-portraits is a great way to get to know photography, but also to get to know yourself. But also, it helps you in the process of emotional healing after a trauma or during a rough period of your life. In his latest video, photographer Sean Tucker talks about the healing power of self-portraits and how they’ve helped him get through a crisis. And if you’re having a rough time right now, I strongly suggest that you watch it.
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.
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattering, it’s the sincerest form of learning” – G. B. Shaw. This is one of the quotes that open Sean Tucker’s latest video, and I find it to be a perfect description of the importance of imitation. Imitating other artists is an essential process of learning and growing. We’ve all done it, and maybe we still do. But when is it time to stop? In this video, Sean discusses imitation and its importance, but also innovation and the time when it should take over.
Whether or not to turn your passion into a profession is a very tough decision in my book. I have my reasons why I haven’t done it, but there are still plenty of reasons to turn your photography hobby into your job. Have you decided to do it? Awesome! Now it’s time for another tough part: finding your clients and setting the prices. Sean Tucker has made an inspiring and informative video that will help you on this journey, and it’s a must-watch if you’re just starting out your career as a professional photographer.
Many of us have considered turning our artistic passion into a profession. Many of you may still be having second thoughts about it. If this is the case, then this video from Sean Tucker is a must-watch. In this very inspiring and honest video, Sean tells you why you should, but also why you shouldn’t, turn your photography into your career.
There are plenty of photographer who have started a YouTube channel. Ever since the coronavirus had us all locked inside, it seems that even more creatives have turned to YouTube. They share their knowledge, create all kinds of content, and try to make a living (or at least some additional income) out of it. But this journey is far from being easy. In this video, Sean Tucker shares some of his valuable insights after four years on the platform. It will be useful for all of you who have just started or think of staring a YouTube channel.
Sticking to one or two genres and specializing in them is not a bad thing. But are we going a bit too far with it? Are we putting ourselves into boxes and worse: allow other people force us stay in them? In this fantastic video, Sean Tucker reminds you why you should get out of the box, ignore the genres and “labelmakers” and just shoot what makes you happy. If you need a pep talk today, this video is a must-watch.