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.
Ever wanted to recreate a special moment in a photograph? Fine art and children photographer Iwona Podlasińska walks us through how she captured the perfect moment of her son, then recreated a similar image for one of her workshops.
Reuben Wu has a unique way of lighting a scene. Using drones, he is able to illuminate inaccessible places like mountains, valleys and other remote locations, bringing the landscapes to life in a way that could never be done before.
Ready to leave the safer world of still lives and nature to capture a bit of real life on the street? Great! We’ve put together 25 of the best tips for getting yourself ready to do street photography at a high level, by learning to blend photojournalism with fine art and documentary storytelling.
For celebrity portrait photographer Will Bremridge, the most important thing about choosing gear is to not put too much emphasis on it. Choose what’s right for you, not the latest trend. Here’s what Will considers the essentials for his unique needs.
Does this hotel look familiar to you? Steven Helmis explains how he got this shot of the now abandoned, iconic Belvédère Hotel, the location of a scene in the James Bond film, “Goldfinger” and one of Sean Connery’s favorite destinations.
Step into Robert Jahns’ dreamworld where anything is possible. These incredible compositions show us an imaginative world where penguins walk happily across NYC streets and zebras, whales and elephants also pop up in the unlikeliest of places.
It’s easy to forget the little things, so we’ve put together 20 tips that every photographer, from beginner to pro, needs to be reminded of. These quick little tips, including essential composition techniques, will make sure you stay focused and help you improve your craft.
Elke Vogelsang’s unique dog portraiture shows us just how funny man’s best friend can be, and capture genuine emotions that will make you laugh and fall in love with each dog. The photographer shares what gear she uses to get these hilarious shots.