Good Ol' Fashionned Business Sense

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks by David6 Comments

Two thoughts today, neither of which have much to do with blue phones or pink walls. Thought1 On the Vision Collective forums there is a discussion going on about “the moment,” the one that was your epiphany – that moment you knew you had to be a photographer. For many of us it was a moment where our life falls …

Nobody Lives There // Vision Collective Growing

In News & Stuff, Pep Talks by David2 Comments

Sharon was looking yesterday at images from a little town in Mexico. She sifted through hundreds of photographs trying to get a sense of the place, once in a while turning her laptop so I could see an image of coloured buildings or urban landscapes. And then she said something that hit it on the head. “Apparently nobody lives there.” …

500.

In News & Stuff, Pep Talks by David11 Comments

I started this blog 3 years ago. When I switched The Pixelated Image blog from Typepad to WordPress I thinned it out a bit, so some of the original posts, and the fluff in between, got deleted. So I’m not sure when I originally began, but the first surviving post is dated Sept 13, 2005. I started this blog to …

Sometimes It's Hard, Rehashed.

In Pep Talks by David18 Comments

The world incorrectly assumes that professional photographers wake up in the morning, dust off their genius and their impermiable self-confidence, rush out to see the world, unearth their truant vision, shoot 12 perfect images and then rush home to post them online with only a curves adjustment and a little sharpening. Sometimes we wear a bag over our heads to …

Paying It Forward

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David6 Comments

I never saw the movie from which I stole the title for this post. So you will forgive me for the gratuitous appearance of Yoda on the button. The concept is pretty easy to figure out. And it’s one that I think we’ve all got an obligation to live by. Think for a moment about the joy that you derive …

Back To School

In Pep Talks, Thoughts & Theory by David7 Comments

Mark Twain once admonished us not to let school get in the way of our education. I think it’s fair to say we shouldn’t let the lack of school get in the way, either. In the coming weeks it’s back to school time for kids and young adults across Canada and the USA, and beyond. Kids are gearing up for …