Once the shine of a great idea wears off, and its implementation or execution begin to feel like, dare we say, work, it’s easy to lose motivation – distractions pile on; excuses become readily available; despair may even begin paying visits. We think of this phase in the creative process as: The Long Middle – a time when the initial creative spark has come and gone, and yet the finish line is still a long way off.
Throughout July, PHLEARN Magazine will be smack dab in the middle of this phase. Stick with us, however, and we won’t have to remain here long.
“The true measure of our progress is seeing how many hurdles we can pass before we feel we have conquered our personal bests.” – Daniel Green, Phamily Member
3 Strategies for Surviving the Long Middle
If you feel like you’re trudging through an uninspiring wasteland in one of your projects, here are some stories and strategies to make sure you get out of there alive.
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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.
Shooting in RAW has its ups and downs, but the flexibility it offers is a big plus for photographers. And, while it’s often the preferred format for pros, should you always shoot RAW? Here are some myths and realities of RAW vs. JPEG.
We scoured hundreds of apps to bring you the perfect stack to get as close to PRO level photos out of your iPhone as possible. Here, we compare 10 different apps to find out which is the best photo editing app to use on iPhone. Plus, we review each one in detail to help you decide.
If you’re trying to break into professional photography, you need to do more than just create a website and post a few photos on Instagram – you need to commit to a consistent content and social media schedule across all platforms.
As a team, the Rivera family works hard to create dynamic, inspiring images that spark the viewer’s creativity, taking them back to a time of child-like magic and wonder. Vanessa Rivera tells us how she turned daily photo shoots with her kids into a successful business.
Should you be displaying your photography on Behance, 500px, Tumblr and DeviantArt? We explore who these portfolio sites are best suited for, their pros and cons, whether they’re a good fit for your needs and how you can integrate them into your existing sites.
Marcus Soriano tells stories of American cities through his lens. In a series on San Francisco, Marcus was inspired by this neon-lit window sign of a fortune teller and a poem he wrote about telling a palm reader of the doubts he faces as an artist.