Photographers and Money. We Should Talk.

In Freelance and Business, How to Feed a Starving Artist, Resources, The Life Creative by David28 Comments

One day I want to sit down with my readers, somehow, and have an honest conversation about money, and how we make it and manage it as creatives. I don’t know how it’ll happen – it’s hard enough having honest conversations about things that aren’t so surrounded by fear and shame and a general, “I don’t want to talk about …

Find an Itch

In Freelance and Business, VisionMongers by David14 Comments

Since writing VisionMongers, I talk to a lot of photographers every year about business stuff. The frustrations, fears, and struggles are all similar. No one said this would be easy. As I recall, and it’s been a while since I wrote the book, I spent time trying to convince people not to go down this path, so when they inevitably …

The Path to Pro

In Freelance and Business, Workshops and Events by corwin6 Comments

We’ve put together a special VisionMongers event for anyone wanting to become a working photographer, or those currently making the transition, or struggling. Presentations by both my manager, and the author of Living the Dream, Corwin Hiebert, and myself, for those wanting a truly candid and highly actionable discussion about making money with your photography. This will be an honest …

New eBook: Growing The VisionMonger 2

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, Freelance and Business, VisionMongers by David3 Comments

I’m in Kenya right now but before I left my elves hit the publish button on our latest eBook and they’re rolling it out today. Growing The VisionMonger 2, A Kick-Ass Guide For the Photographic Entrepreneur,  is the overdue follow-up to Corwin Hiebert’s first, and equally poetically-titled, Growing The VisionMonger. Anyone that’s been here long knows that Corwin is my …

Your Creative Mix Unleashed

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books, Freelance and Business, News & Stuff, Resources by David15 Comments

Most of you know I consider my manager and best friend to be a bit of a superhero. Dude just gets it, and gets it done. Without him I’d be floundering. What makes Corwin unique is his ability to understand – and operate on – the difficult bridge between creativity and commerce. While Corwin’s business chops are super-solid, he understands …

The Record is Skipping: DO WHAT YOU LOVE

In Freelance and Business, Life Is Short, Marketing, Self-Promotion, News & Stuff, Rants and Sermons by David60 Comments

Quick snapshot by Corwin, one morning this spring in Death Valley. The over-zealous use of the high-pass filter can only be blamed on me though. _____________________________________________   Keep reading, I did the draw for the Artist Print of Twilight I, Tahoe this morning and I’ll announce the winner  at the end of this post. _____________________________________________ Another idealistic post this morning, …

Buy The Tickets.

In Freelance and Business, GEAR, Pep Talks, Travel by David136 Comments

A door in Jodhpur, photographed on my first trip to India. Images from that trip benefited me more than the best lens I could have bought or the newest camera, never mind the experience and life-long memories themselves.   I ran across a great article this morning on the Adventure Journal. Simply the premise was, “You don’t need all the …