It always starts with that one thing you did different. The way you answered the phone. The change in coffee shop. The different route you took to work. Change can kick start something different than your current situation, lead you on an adventure you hadn’t seen. When you’re comfortable, switch it up.Read More
Blog033: Instagram, Food, Badass Chef
Food porn, behind the scenes. Instagram! Happenstance is a beautiful thing. There I was between dropping off my hard-drive with Phil and getting a coffee, and Matt Demille (who was waiting for the book store to open). I’d been considering all my options for the day, and really needed to get out with the camera.…Read More
Blog032: Creative approach to 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…Read More
Blog031: < BR >
Importance of being idle. Running at full steam can burn you out. Learn to notice the signs of burnout. Build a responsible system to push your limits (increase time without burnout), learn from your mistakes. < BR > Break, when you have to. These moments of idling, of relaxation or simple nothingness are far more…Read More
Reality, IRL. Art is a tricky thing. We take time to learn complexity and interesting techniques, only to refine these into a simple approach. An authentic way. Art built on your vision, is complex, yet simple. You can’t hide yourself from your art, your art will always reveal yourself. So be authentic. Love your art.…Read More
Courage to miss out. The fear of missing out. Opportunities are for the brave, smart or bloody lucky. Which one are you to be? The brave, stepping out into the unknown, embracing the fear of failure and the daunting nature of what lies ahead. The smart, calculated decisions, reduced to a simple algorithm, looking at…Read More
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 then divide that up…Read More
Blog027: How to find your photographer.
On-location, out of area. How to find a photographer? That can be tricky. One of amazing things about the internet is often how hidden artists can be. Finding an artist that’s right for your job can be daunting, here’s some ways to narrow down your selection. Don’t worry about location, worry about style. Sure…Read More
Blog026: Screen-less Sunday (The start of the experiment).
Screen-less Sundays, the experiment / life hack The concept: The idea came to me as I lamented not having enough time to read, we, as a family, should start a tradition / ethos / experiment, where we, as a family don’t indulge in any screen time. That means more books, more board games, and none…Read More
Blog025: Kids menu
I can’t. My daughter looked at the image to image drawing activity in the menu. For those of you unfamiliar with this, a simple cartoon character is placed into a 10×10 grid, beside it a 10×10 grid lays in wait for the young artist to copy the character using a grid to show where the…Read More