Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Thoughts For Photographers

Before I meet with photographers for me 1hr consult sessions I ask them to bring a list of questions. And recently a really interesting one cropped up. . .

"What's the trick to getting my work/life balance right?"

A really great question I thought and one, if you're honest, we've all considered at one time or another.
The thing is the answer is ridiculously simple. So incredibly simple. They are utterly the same thing, or they should be anyway.

If you're working in any kind of creative discipline you're pretty much a creative right down to your bones. So you're never off the clock, not truly.
Photographers when out from behind the lens are walking down the street and spotting the way light hits a building, or eating an apple that reminds them to explore the notions of gravity in a new personal project.
You are constantly absorbing your surroundings and this all feeds into you work.

This is not a job folks and if it's starting to feel like one then something isn't quite right.


  1. I just stumbled across your blog and have been reading through it for a almost an hour. Some very cool insights and advice here. Thanks so much.

  2. Thanks Marcus, I'll be back on the case soon filling it with more useful waffle :)