Austin Kleon is one of my favorite authors, his books are not only easy to read but easy to comprehend. His most popular title is Steal Like An Artist, but my favorite is his follow-up, Show Your Work. The advice that was given in this book was so simple, yet inspiring and actionable. He teaches you to not only show your work but to actually connect with your audience. He goes into detail about how showing your work is important, but he also elaborates on why sharing it is even more effective... Yes, there's a difference.Read More
I've posted this type of blog post several times here. And while some of you have subscribed to my channel, the majority of you haven't. I get it though, daily vlogging is not for everyone, but for those who do dab into the YouTube culture then I'm asking you to subscribe to my channel as I grow daily.
This is a way to give back to the channel, it's a way to help support me as a content creator. Every day, I try to give you guys free content via the blog, but now I want to add a personal, human element to things and do so visually.
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I started to focus on my process and not the individual results. I made this blog, shared my work and I uploaded it regardless of the quality. Of course, I didn't put every shot on here, but I did include ones that show signs of growth. I stopped focusing on individual pieces of art and looked at this website as the creation. I think it's important to view things that way.Read More
It took a lot of courage... But I'm finally back. Laziness and fear are the 2 things that hold us back as people, I'm happy to say I was able to put them both to the side and make this video. The best part about it is that I had fun doing it, expect to see more of these, maybe even daily...Read More
One of my favorite TED Talks is from Amanda Palmer. It's entitled The Art of Asking. Her theory is; don't make people pay for anything, but let them. The whole meaning is that people don't want to be forced into buying a product or idea, but if they enjoy it then they'll likely want too.Read More
I've been blogging for almost 3 years now. As sad as it is to say, this community is one of my longest friendships to date. We've legit been through everything. I've ranted on here, I've talked about success here and more importantly it was my outlet to share my failures. When creating this I literally thought no one would visit. Who was going to read these long-winded post? Who cared about my struggles in life? You all showed me that people do care. That my voice matters... It may not be the most powerful voice, but it's one that matters. It takes courage to blog, it takes courage to share my work and this small community has really given me the confidence to continue doing so.
Because of you guys, I feel like I'm ready to take things to the next level, I feel like my story will be better told if things were more visual. I no longer want you to read about my struggles, I want you guys to be right there with me. Less long-windedness and more visual content.I've teamed up with some friends of mine to bring this idea to fruition. The 3 of us want to share our very different experiences with the world.Read More
For those who have been a part of this blog since it's initiation then you know I'm big on engagement... I've talked about it time and time again. This blog is my journal, it's where I come to document my experience - Not just the actual picture taking process, but everything, from taking on clients, to making presets and even a behind the scenes look at what it takes to grow and maintain a steady blog.
Many of you have come along for this ride, last year I hit about 100,000 users, this year I'm on pace to somewhat double that... Yet I only hear from a few of you. I'm assuming the majority of users who visit this site are photographers. Don't be afraid to engage, it can only help you. By commenting or being a part of a community it allows you to not only take in new information but make new friends.Read More