3 Ideas

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David3 Comments

I know the title of this post is lame. Sorry. And the photograph has nothing whatsoever to do with the post. Them’s the breaks. Lamayuru, Ladakh, India, 2008. I sat with two friends yesterday for lunch. Hamburgers at the Red Onion in Vancouver. One of these friends is easily one of the most accomplished magicians on the planet. What he …

I wish I'd known.

In Freelance and Business by David17 Comments

I got this in an email from one of my students recently and it gave me a chuckle: “You know you’re an amateur when you get your first email from a stranger who wants you to do business  portraits, and your flip your lid- I’m getting paid for this?! SWEET!   Then you promptly head to the local  camera store to …

How Badly Do You Want It?

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David12 Comments

This one’s for pros, and aspiring pros. But I think it might equally apply to all. Mostly it’s a sermon aimed at me. By pro I mean someone making a living from photography, no more, no less. There’s the other sense of the word, as in “she’s a real professional” and the implication is that she conducts herself with high …

Happy New Year?

In Freelance and Business, Marketing, Self-Promotion by David5 Comments

Well, it’s that time again. In just over two weeks the calendar rolls and it’s 2009. I know, it’s just another day, but for many freelancers it’s the beginning of a new fiscal year, and a new marketing year. And that means it’s time – if you haven’t done it already – for some planning. This is a short post, …

Strategies For Hard Times

In Freelance and Business by David4 Comments

Economics, shmeconomics. Not to be too glib about the world economic crisis, but plenty of other bloggers out there have already put a pretty fine point on the whole thing. Fact is, it’s gloomy out there and this crisis has hit many people pretty hard. So I’m in no way minimizing that painful reality. I’m just trying to see the …

Doug Menuez on Chaos, Fear, and Survival

In Freelance and Business by David2 Comments

3 posts to read today if you didn’t pop in here over the weekend. After you read this piece, keep reading – there’s a Think Tank Photo giveaway and we’ve announced the next Lumen Dei Workshop  & Tour – Thailand. Doug Menuez (pictured left) has written a prophetic piece for EditorialPhoto.com called On Chaos, Fear, and Survival: Longevity is the …