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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 24
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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 21
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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 26

Every video and photo job can benefit from the practice of project management. It lets you take control.  Formal study There’s a lot of great books and video courses available on project management. This is the formal study of project

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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 doing is investing in good lenses. Lenses control the light,

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 23

Join communities, not just online ones. Those are fine, but the reality is so much better. You’re going to want to find communities that you could be a member of user groups, people that share a similar interest in a

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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.  Remember, time is money. So if you can use actions

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 21

Use artificial intelligence. The robots are not the enemy. Now, I was just as scared from “Terminator” as a kid, as many of you probably were (or perhaps some of the sequels). But AI is amazing. It’s great for saving

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 20

Get a business degree or a certificate because knowledge is power, and I’m serious here. You can go to a community college or a night school program and quickly get this. It’s not about the name of the school or

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 19

You need to develop some rules for your business. Simple guidelines that you and if you’ve got employees or team members can follow. I’m going to tell you my three most important rules that have helped me through many business

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 18

Go outside, not this very moment. I’d like you to finish this video, but today, even if it’s raining or cold, go outside and experience the world. You need to get new views.  Physical benefits There are physical benefits here.

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New Year resolutions for creatives | Day 17

Take a dance class. I’m serious, absolutely serious. Take a dance class. Find the rhythm and learn to react. Dancing is a great skill. It really teaches you to be in the moment, to pick up on another person’s movement,

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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 things in every country There are two things I do

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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” learn new things at a conference. Whether it’s business techniques,

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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