80% of success is showing up ~ Woody Allen Every creative or artist has had a great idea. That thing they come up with in the middle of the night or on a train to someplace. They get bubbling with enthusiasm and excitement and then a few weeks later the moment's gone and the motivation … Continue reading Show up. Regardless
What beats most creatives out is not that they're not good enough or that they don't have a great idea, its that they're too afraid to admit to themselves and others what they want and start going after it. If I asked you what is it you wanted out of life, chances are you know … Continue reading Quit getting in your own way.
There's a common thread kicking around social media at the moment, that influencers are getting all the good times and cheating out others along the way. With cries of unfairness and complaints of being fake, people are getting well and truly stuck into this new thing to argue about. A Social Media Influencer is a user on social … Continue reading Why influencers are beating out the rest of us.
When I made the leap to being a full time photographer working for myself, I think a lot of people had a romantic idea of what that looked like. Don't get me wrong making your living with a camera is cool and beats working in a dead end job but its not easy for certain. … Continue reading What being a Working Photographer looks like
There's a difference between taking a photograph and a creating piece of art. One captures the moment while the other is the creation of a vision. Neither is particularly wrong and both can be art but the difference between the two is simply intent. There are many photographers out there but there are few artists. … Continue reading Artist Make
One of the shortcomings any photographer can have is to be something to everyone. In an age of consumerism, we're used to having the ability to walk into a store and buy anything we need from that one place. While that's convenient it doesn't mean you always get the best quality. Its the same with … Continue reading Focusing and niching down
They always say, look to others for inspiration. That there's no need to reinvent the wheel and there's no new work to create because it's been been done before. Social media and the web has opened up the opportunities for photographers and creatives to share their work. It's amazing. 20 years ago I'd of never … Continue reading Other people’s stuff