Good press, bad press. The sense of someone close / looming was strong, the eyes of the family I was photographing* raised past my shoulder at an incoming interruption. I didn’t need to turn around, it’s not the first time I’ve been ejected from a location for asinine reasons. I grab 2 extra frames before…

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Decisions are a delicious mix of stress and action. The decisions, whether driven by eustress or stress can change the course of your life. In today’s world I find a lot of people suffer from decision fatigue. Too many choices, no apparent decisive path. Decide if your path needs adjusting, it’s ok, someone more foolish…

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Strong foundations make strong businesses Scarcity often brings a sense of protectionism. This is mine, my precious! This mindset can be found time and time again within a variety of businesses. When starting to build your business you should try to make something that will appeal to a small audience. The more niche your product…

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Stop running from yourself. Colour falls off the screen like a glow of otherworldly energy. Everything has become nuanced, details somehow become more pertinent and less obvious all at the same time. There comes a point where you’re so lost within the spectrum of light it feels like you’re floating in an abyss. Or drowning…

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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.…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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