Sustaining The Practice of Art

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better, VisionMongers by David50 Comments

“The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.” ~Kurt Vonnegut Chase Jarvis recently posted about his Create-Share-Sustain paradigm. I’ve referenced it, linked to it, quoted it several times this past year. In that paradigm, the notion of sustaining the create-share cycle is generally seen as a financial one. It’s the grease on the …

Credit Where Credit is Due. Or Not.

In Freelance and Business, GEAR, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, VisionMongers by David99 Comments

I got this email yesterday, and I’m quoting it here in full with only a few edits to protect the identity of the one who sent it: Dear David, What do you know and think about stock photography, and which stock photography company would you recommend using? Really any information you have about stock photography will help. I’m seriously thinking …

VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography

In Books, Freelance and Business, Marketing, Self-Promotion, News & Stuff, VisionMongers by David55 Comments

Last week my new book got rolled out on Amazon.com, which means two things. Thing One: I can now talk about it. Thing Two: I guess I need to start writing this sucker now. Just kidding. Almost done, promise. VisionMongers: Making A Life and a Living in Photography is due out in November/December. Amazon lists it at December 25 just …

Weekend Wrap-Up

In Freelance and Business, News & Stuff, Within The Frame by David7 Comments

Wow, what a week. Ok, first, be sure to keep reading today, there’s a post under this one welcoming a new sponsor. Other than that, a few things to go into the long weekend with. I’m taking Monday off, so this has got to last you. Yesterday was the soft-launch of my book, pictured left. My publisher, Peachpit, has released …