The only consistent person in your business is you. When everything falls apart all eyes are on you.
To say I’ve made a few mistakes in photography unarguably the biggest understatement any of you will hear today. Hey, your lens cap is on. ah geez. I thought you got the memory cards? Dang it! No charged camera batteries? We’re screwed. Or worse yet… Having to tell a client that you’ve lost all their photos… That one hurt.
“I used to think, but NOW I know.” -Bob Goff A girl raised her hand in the photography class I was teaching and said, “I only have this crappy camera and I have to use this crappy free software online to edit photos. I can’t do that.” Her disgust was pretty obvious in her tone. I looked at her and said, “So, what?” Maybe a little too honest, but SO WHAT?! We make excuses to justify our ignorance. I fell into this trap early on too. If I […]
People will place their own limitations and understanding on your abilities to do something. A buddy of mine took on this amazing feat of endurance and adventure. 3 months and 1500 miles he was going to run across the entire country of Mongolia in support and awareness for the orphans of that country. 30 miles everyday with his wife and two kids helping on the support team was the game plane. A few weeks before he’s supposed to board a plan and head out, he’s talking […]
I’m always curious what people’s perceptions are and what causes them to feel a certain way. But how they see you? That’s a tough one. There was a shoot I wasn’t a part of because the company my client was working with brought in the, “I Know a Guy.” Everybody knows a guy, right? My client was in charge of everything, except for hiring the photog. So they walk up to the “I Know a Guy“ and ask that he come away with certain shots but […]
I’m done. I’m throwing in the towel. I don’t want to do this anymore. I’ve probably said this 100 times over the years of shooting professionally. I mean it would be way easier to work for someone else and let them have all the headaches. Sure, I’d have to give up making my own hours, being at every school event, going on adventures, building a future for MY children to take over, and not get to travel to incredible places […]