Do this and you’ll find your success. Learn to cultivate focus. Quick tip for the artist looking to go professional. Never underestimate the power of being known for one thing. Be that guy that does insane BMX photos, or that girl who rocks the MMA photo scene. If you don’t know what niche you’d like…

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Sometimes it’s just about time. No secret fast track. You most likely will really really want to quit. You may quit. (It’ll haunt you). Coming back will be sweeter after tasting the life beyond the work. The work always brings you more joy than unhappiness. It takes time. LOTS of time.   Don’t give up…

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I just reached out. And people were there to help. The good side of social media Ever notice how social media can be a bit rough sometimes? The fact that it’s a highlight reel can really make others feel like they aren’t living la vida loca, or that they are successful enough. Spend any amount…

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Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. ~Steve Jobs Pros and cons of collaboration (collab) work Living the life of an artist can be quite solitary. You create, share and repeat. Occasionally there is another creative who reaches out and asks if you’d like to…

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How to ace your portrait session Preparing yourself for the shoot, the basics. Have you ever wondered how some people ace their headshots for their new business card, or put on a great show for their new brands visual identity? Turns out you’re not the only person asking this question, as it’s probably right up…

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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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This post comes from future you Learn to see the future in a good light. Build a sense wonder about your events. Don’t let misfortunes from the past dictate how your day will be enjoyed. Learn¬† from mistakes but don’t make them again. Eat your cake, enjoy your cake. Don’t look into someone else’s bowl…

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Whats in an image? Local tourism behind the scenes Recently we were commissioned by the local tourism for an advertising image. The concept was to show the variety of different people using the hotels pool, each section would represent a specific group (ie Business, Dance, Sports etc). The overall feel was to be a lifestyle…

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Perfection is where good ideas go to die. The image glows in front of me. It’s hues and layers burned into my retina as I try different variants. My throat’s dry from the lack of water, my joints feel creaky from being in one position too long. I draw a sharp breath, something churned in…

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Fail hard, fail often 3,000+ times 3,000+ times. That’s how many times they say it took Edison to make the first light bulb. Think about the hardest thing you did, did you even get close to that number? Failure is inevitable when you are trying something new. It sucks, but it is a grand teacher.…

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