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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

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,

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

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 5

Get an accountant. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting paid fairly or being profitable and an accountant can help on this front. Money is the fuel for creativity. You don’t

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 4

Now let’s switch back to the personal side. You need to build meaningful connections. It’s the quality of your network, not the quantity of people in it. This is all

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 3

I also suggest capturing personal knowledge. There’s a lot of great ideas you have, and you need to save them for those days when you’re feeling a little bit stifled,

New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 1

Eliminate distractions. You need to get rid of the things that are distracting you from what you really need to pay attention to. This takes control.  How much television do

WTP?!

Do you ever look back at pictures you’ve made and say to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Surely you’ve got some weird pictures in your catalog. Surely there are some