The balance

Balance   Short post that will allow me to justify spending a few hours in Cinema 4D making a fun MoGraph idea. A relatively undiscussed facet of the visual media career is the triangle of balance. This concept, helps me with budgeting, and also allows me to be pragmatic in terms of bidding. This ones…

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Dustin you’re a D#*&!

The setup Let me preface that gloriously click-baity title with this: somehow during the lockdown of early 2021, a perfect storm of learning and creativity hit. You see, I’ve played around with CGI work in the past, a brief interlude into the world of Blender. I made a donut, built a whisky glass and then…

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Learning to walk again.

Learning to walk again… “Learning to walk again I believe I’ve waited long enough Where do I begin? Learning to talk again Can’t you see I’ve waited long enough? Where do I begin?” Foo Fighters “Walk” chorus resonates strongly with me currently. Over the last few months, we’ve watched the entire world change.   The…

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I’m not ignoring you. (It’s a workflow thing)


Isolated workflow If you’ve spent any time with me you’ve probably heard me recommend a book, or five. My number one recommendation for everyone is Tim Ferriss’s 4-hour workweek. This (eye-catching) gaudily named book holds a myriad of techniques and processes that allow for the reader to achieve the “4-hour workweek”. It allows them to…

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Movers and shakers

Movers and shakers Moving meditation I run. Running gives me time to reflect, build ideas in my mind, and understand the projects I undertake. Running today I had someone say as I passed them: “The movers and shakers are out today!” This comment stuck long into the run, and I considered a few simple options…

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Blog037: Make your marketing pop! Pre-production tips from a commercial photographer.

Marketing and your brand

Marketing photography. Being a small company we love to see other businesses grow and succeed, photography for marketing across the world varies, but a few things remain constant. This is a brief guide to making your next shoot a success! Introducing the magical pre-production phase. Pre-production is all the work that happens upto the shoot.…

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Blog032: Creative approach to video.

Getting started in video

Video. Let’s get started! If you’ve ever wanted to get started in any creative venture, you’ve realized there’s a few hurdles. Lets talk about the main ones that I see for getting started in video work. I love being a creative, and telling the stories in a single frame is something I hold near and…

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Blog028: Power, Pricing, Participating

Alliteration aside, alas… Ah the joys of photographer pricing… Lots of things go into this, below is some additional pieces of information to remember while going through the pricing aspect of commercial art.   A good start for pricing as a photographer is to get an idea of overall costs, and thenĀ  divide that up…

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Blog013: The cover up!

We all try to hide mistakes Being a commercial artist is a constant thing. So much so, it’s inevitable you’ll make a mistake. That’s why so many people like to look for shortcuts, the less time you spend doing something the less time you have to make a mistake… I’ve already touched on trying to…

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