It was difficult to hear. This was my first portfolio review. I wasn’t expecting a blue ribbon or anything, but to be told nothing in my portfolio was on track was disheartening.
Our job as photographers is to create meaningful art for our clients. As artists, we have to be able to connect with those whom we photograph. If not, every image we create will feature a disconnect.
Why I switched camera systems, and how it rejuvenated my love for photography.
Nothing says “hire me” like showing up unannounced, out of breath, and covered in perspiration when you are begging for someone to glance at your photography portfolio.
The only fear that you should ever work with is the fear of the disappointment you get from not trying.
This little undertaking has been my “go-to” winter venture for the last few years. As I progressed through this project, I decided I didn’t want to just create interesting images, but I wanted them to be visual puns or a play on words.
Our job is to get them to forget for a few moments that they’re even having their picture taken. That can only come from your professionalism, confidence in your abilities, and a friendly disposition.
For me, the camera is so much more than just a device that creates images. It’s so much more than just something that exposes a roll of film, or delivers way too many megapixels. It’s a key. A key that opens doors.
I felt ready. I felt prepared. I thought nothing could go wrong…but, boy oh boy, was I wrong.
Don’t let your creativity go the way of the dodo. Who knows what leap your photography could take next?
Let’s face it, staying motivated is hard. It seems there’s always someone better than you and that no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be the best.
I’d like to shed some light on a place I’m certain every single creative person has visited, but very few willingly admit to having been…the creative wasteland found in The Long Middle.