I've been blessed with a dual career! For over 30 years I've been teaching the Martial Arts and for over 20 years I have been a professional photographer. Over the years I have learned to merge the two skill sets. In that time I've come to the realization misguided Black Belts and misguided Photographers have rude egos. It's all about ego Some confuse ego with pride. Pride is a form of inward content, which shows itself in action, deeds, and personality. Egotism requires an outward show, as if to test its worth. Having control of your pride is … [Read more...] about How to Deal with a Rude Photographer
Though I had some early training as an artist and storyteller, I began my career in human services, not the creative field. For those eleven years, I rarely picked up a camera if not on vacation or put pen to paper unless I was writing a report. The urge to create professionally never left me, but I found myself on a career path that, while rewarding, held little promise of fulfilling my desire to create for a living. Frustrated, I turned to my father for advice. Always reliable, he offered two bits of sage counsel. First, find a way to … [Read more...] about Identify Your Transferable Skills
As a freelancer, I wear different hats depending on the job and the client. Whether I am a Producer, DP or Event Photographer, a big part of my job is knowing how to ask for and get what I need to make the job work for my client. I began my career in human services. As with most jobs in that field, budgets are tight and one has to learn how to get things done with little or no budget, to know when something justifies additional expenditures and, in that case, how to ask for it with the best chance of success. When I began, I was the … [Read more...] about The Art of The Ask for Photographers — What’s In It For Me?