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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 24

Here’s a piece of technical advice. Invest in lenses. Good glass lasts a long time. I see people continually churning and buying new camera bodies when what they should be

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 22

Embrace automation. Almost every software tool has batch processing or batch automation. I get paid for results these days, not how many hours I work. So it’s all about speed. 

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 16

Here’s one that I always tell folks. Go to museums, learn from the past and experience the future. What’s excellent about museums is you can really open your eyes.  Two

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 15

Go to a conference, you’re going to learn new things and open new doors. What I like about conferences is you learn new skills. Learn new skills You can’t “not”

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 14

Here’s a simple one for you, and I’m totally serious. Read comic books. Visual storytelling is a compelling medium.  Shot composition The great thing about comic books is you’ll learn

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 13

Learn the exposure triangle. This is true for both photo and video, knowing the exposure triangle is essential to succeeding.  Now I’m not going to go through all the points,

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 12

Sometimes proof matters. A lot of the tools you work with offer certification programs so you could take a look at software certification.  Professional certification There are professional certifications. I’m

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 8

Going back to the personal side for a moment, exercise six days a week if possible. I recommend doing it first thing in the morning. Exercise solves so many problems. 

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 7

When you add power, that’s great, but don’t overbuy. Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a real thing.  Stop gear churn We used to have a person in our office who

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 6

Learn how your computer works and I mean truly understand what you own. I talk to so many people who work creatively who don’t understand their hardware. It’s great to