Be on the lookout for inspiration. Always.
An amateur is someone who pursues something, enamored, obsessed, breathlessly in love.
It pays to invest time, thought and energy into a collaborative relationship with your creative team
Do what you want to do, no matter what.
Do you want to be a photographer or a lens changer?
Window light can help you make stunning portraits…without having to go too far from home.
Light doesn’t change things, just how they look.
Natural light is always available, and with a reflector or two, you could make a portrait that pops.
Making a color image is a matter of choices.
At some point in your journey into image making, you might arrive at the proverbial “crossroad” where you have to pause and think of where you want to head next. Should you attend that next workshop? Is going pro right for you? Should you quit your high-power job and become a pet photographer like Grace Chon? Or do you prefer to perfect your technique and creative skills so you can take gorgeous images of your travels for friends and family to ooh and ahh over?
I look for ways to be more efficient; to automate tasks that do not need individual creative input, and to work only on assignments that give me creative challenge, push my problem solving skills, and allow me to learn as I work.
May 19, 2010. My hands move to chuck a pile of old newspapers into the recycle bin when a headline catches my eye: Bangkok Burning. I draw my hands back and grip that one particular paper, allowing the others to fall into the bin. I cradle it and take it back to my desk…