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 …

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 …

Begin. Again.

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David16 Comments

San Frutuosso, Liguria, Italy, 2010. Had to strip down to my boxers to get this one. Monday’s post seemed to strike a chord. Perhaps because y’all were so surprised to read a post that had nothing to do with books So, harnessing that momentum I want to make some suggestions for those who are suddenly captivated by the need to …