Growing up, I didn't know what to answer when people asked me what I wanted to be. And honestly, even today, despite the fact that I do full-time photography, I'm still unsure of how to categorize myself. If you ever felt like you didn't really know where you belonged, not because you have no interests but because you have too many, then keep on reading. Perhaps it will change the way you see yourself. Disclaimer I wish I could say I was the clever person who thought about the topic in this article. (If it was the case, I would probably have … [Read more...] about Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer… Don’t Know What to Call Yourself? Here’s the Good News
Guest Post & Photos by I was running a lighting workshop where we were using natural light (augmented by reflectors and strobes) and noticed that many of the newer photographers were suffering from the same problem. They would walk into a room, get an idea, pose the model, fidget with their camera settings, shoot, fidget some more with their settings, the light would change, they would reposition the model, fidget, shoot, sigh. Reposition, move a reflector, fidget, shoot, sigh. You get the point. They never got the shot, the … [Read more...] about Honing Your Skills – Speed Shooting (NSFW)
This is a photography-centric web site, photography is a creative endeavor for most. I try to post things here that will inspire all creatives, no matter how they express themselves. Today is no exception. But today's post may be one of the most translatable I've written. It's about self-doubt. I speak or teach at most photo conferences (although I have scaled back to rest and relax and give others a chance to share their views) and the thing I find most common is that photographers are often their own worst enemy. They are filled with angst … [Read more...] about Creatives: Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
Welcome to the club. If you're at all a sincere, thoughtful or introspective person, you've asked yourself the question - "Am I really any good?" or something similar. You're not alone. Most of us have asked that question at some point in time. You ARE good enough. Now you may not be good enough to get the cover of Time Magazine. You may not be good enough to sell $25,000 weddings, but you ARE good enough to help, and I do mean REALLY help folks who want to protect their memories. The self-doubt stuff is normal, but it's not helpful. The … [Read more...] about Do You Doubt Your Talent as a Photographer?