Whether you’re dreaming up a new project, a personal challenge, or an adventure, bringing any of them to life requires the same thing: a first step. It’s often the most difficult step to take.
This month in PHLEARN Magazine we’ve been sharing stories and encouragement from fellow creatives about getting started. We hope that by reading these articles you will move from the dreaming-about-it phase and right into the thrill of forward motion. We’ll be here to cheer you on as you get going.
“The only fear that you should ever work with is the fear of the disappointment you get from not trying.” – Chance Sutliff, Phamily Member
Beginning vs Starting
Ever considered the difference between “starting” and “beginning”? This article argues that one may be more difficult than the other.
What did one of your creative beginnings look like? Tweet it out with #PhamilyWisdom 🙂
Thanks for browsing through this issue of PHLEARN Magazine. If you missed our inaugural issue, I encourage you to check it out right here. As always, let me know what you liked a lot, liked a little, or would like more of. This magazine is for you, after all!
Dane Johnson was the former Editor of PHLEARN Magazine, where he helped creatives share their stories. Dane currently is the co-founder of Clementine Coffee Roasters and he accepts most assertions of his hipster-ness and millennialism without flinching.
Brooke Shaden is known for her hauntingly dark, surreal self-portraits that urge the viewer to take a closer look at profound themes. We talk to Brooke about how she creates worlds in which she sees herself living.
The f-stop can be a pretty daunting thing when you’re trying to wrap your head around the math and how it affects aperture. But, it doesn’t have to be so confusing. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about f-stops so you can take perfect exposures every time.
Dog photographer Anne Geier has a knack for capturing each pet’s unique personality, and her stunning portraiture truly showcases the energy and spirit of man’s best friend. Anne tells us what gear she prefers to use to bring her portraits to life.
Astrophotographer Geoff Moore tells us how he pre-plans his night sky shoots by researching meteor showers and scouting locations free of light pollution to capture amazing, clear shots of the Milky Way and shooting stars.
Jefferson Kent York was only having fun with photography when he started on social media a few years ago. He wasn’t expecting to become an Instagram suggestion or get featured by HuffPost as a must-follow Instagram photographer. Now, his audience is over 200k.
The key to understanding aperture is knowing that it’s all about harnessing light. This in-depth guide goes over everything you need to know about aperture and how it makes up one side of the exposure triangle, along with shutter speed and ISO.
Ready to make the leap from photo enthusiast to pro photographer? In the first installment of our two-part series, we discuss easy and effective practices for attracting clients and keeping them… like a pro. Plus, we talk about how to meet other pro photographers and the benefits of finding a mentor.