Adjusting the View
By Marc Blake | August 31, 2010
Photographers are becoming video producers. Young men and women and becoming politicians, doctors, teachers and more. Sports greats are becoming business professionals. Actors are becoming criminals. Criminals are becoming philosophers. Fast food is becoming healthy (well... it could happen). The Internet is simply becoming. The more we are merging life's styles and tools into a blob of multi-tasking multi-platform one "click does it all" methodologies - the more we are opening the doors to a world divided. What does it all mean? I don't know, but that last sentence was fun to write. Online writers are becoming the media, the educators, the trend setters and living virtual evidence of the power of the pen (so to speak). One thing is certain. Today's top talent can emerge from the most remote places with the prolific outreach that the Internet provides. Take me for example: Yesterday, I was a young man struggling to figure out which end of the batteries I should shove into my camera body - only to learn that I didn't have the correct battery at all. Today, I'm a "trained professional" teaching you how to reach for the stars without burning your %#@! hands.
Do you have any advise?
Tips 1 through 10 of 50 tips on how to succeed as a photographer
By Marc Blake | August 27, 2010
This article is the first in a series of five that will provide informative and (likely) heavily opinionated suggestions on how to succeed in photography. I received an email through one of my websites. The web visitor asked: "I am starting out in professional photography and admire your work. I was wondering if you had any advice." I've taught photography to many including nine-year old (underprivileged) children. BTW: they make the best students of the art and I'll talk about that more in future articles. Narrowing "it" down to a list of 10 or more things you'd want to do to succeed in photography was a fun challenge for me. "Sure," I thought to myself. "I'll just summarize several decades of dedication and commitment to my craft with a few bullet points. No problem!"