HAPPY TO HELP

I learned almost everything I know about the business and process of image-making from photographers that were generous with their knowledge. I do my very best to continue the tradition by being dedicated to helping aspiring photographers.

Artificial Lighting 101

Here it is! The blog post about artificial lighting for tabletop photography that I’ve been talking about doing for a very long time. Natural li...

Food Photography, the Technical Basics

In my last post about the creative process behind photo shoots I mentioned that I am going to write about artificial lighting for food photography ver...

Creative Process Behind the Photo Shoot

Hi there! I’ve decided to do a post about the creative process behind my still life and food photo shoots. I won’t be talking about the te...

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RESOURCES FOR CREATIVES
Book: Steal Like An Artist

``You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone...``

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Website: Skillshare

``Skillshare is an online learning community where the world's best experts teach real-world skills. Access hundreds of classes in design, technology, business ....``

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Website: Ads Of The World

``Ads of the World is an archive and community showing creative ads from around the world.``

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Website: Behance

``Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries.``

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Inspiration: TED Talks by Stefan Sagmeister

Graphic Design legend Stefan Sagmeister speaks about life, finding happiness, and the power of time off in his inspiring TED Talks.

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Book: The Artist's Way

``The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity...``

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Book: Show Your Work!

``Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you.``

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Places: The ADC

``The Art Directors Club: Connecting, provoking and inspiring the creative world since 1920.``

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Book: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

``Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms``

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Inspiration: You Should Buy Art

Buy art, it's good for you. Also, get inspired.

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Podcast: Design Matters

``Design Matters with Debbie Millman is a thought-provoking internet podcast, which profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.``

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Website: Brain Pickings

``A discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in — until you are.``

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Job Board: NYFA

``New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive. ``

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Job Board: The ADC

A list of jobs from one of the most prestigious creative organizations in the world.

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Book: V Is For Vulnerable

``V is for Vulnerable looks and feels like a classic picture book. But it’s not for kids, it’s for hardworking adults. It highlights twenty-six of Seth Godin’s principles about treating your work as a form of art, with illustrations by acclaimed cartoonist Hugh MacLeod.``

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Website: Creative Live

``Watch free live online classes taught by the world's top instructors. Learn photography, design, business, and more.``

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Website: 99U

``The 99U provides actionable insights on productivity, organization, and leadership to help creatives people push ideas forward.``

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Website: Listings Project

``Listings Project is a free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings serving artists, creative communities, and beyond.``

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Inspiration: Ira Glass on The Gap

Inspiring words from Ira Glass on taste, talent, working hard, sticking to it, and being a creative.

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Tutorials: Fake Believe

``The core belief that ludicrous ideas should be realized and the word 'impossible' should be banished. We're sharing our behind-the-scenes photos and step-by-step breakdowns that answer our favorite question: ``how'd you do that?`` We'll also offer advice, tips & tricks on how any of these projects could translate into home decor, costumes and other mad exploits. In other words ... yes, you should try this at home.``

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