Watch less, listen more
I said watch less and listen more. I meant that we should also focus more on podcast or video with voice content, things we can listen without having to look at a screen. That makes a lot of sense because it allows us to do others stuff at the same time. It saves us time! We can listen to a podcast in our car, while we are working, while we are jogging, but we can't watch a video while doing these. Skip the screen! Of course, those podcasts or talks should also be about a subject that matters, that's obvious. Let's focus on conversations that are straightly related to growing photography business, a topic like how to find potential customers, how to brand yourself, how to get the best out of social media, how to create content, etc. The best photographers are the best businessman in the domain, they know how to sell their products and services, and that's what we should be studying. There is a lot of good stuff available for free, instead of watching why John Smith changed his Sony A7ii for the A7iii, we should listen to guys like Gary Vee who teaches people how to grow their brand. It makes sense to me.
Shoot more, think less
Get off your comfort zone
Stop caring about others
Take a screenshot of this and make it the background of your iPhone. I like to refer to Dougie Wallace and the way he handles his obstrusive style of shooting when he's out int the street. Please get yourself a cup of coffee and watch this BBC 30 minutes documentary about Dougie. Looking at him working might help you gain some confidence... https://vimeo.com/1948692
Spend your money wisely
At this moment, I've figured out pretty much everything that's written above, but I am still struggling to get everything done correctly. In other words, I am working on it. Writing this blog post was one way for me to help myself being a better photographer. I wanted to put out everything I found that could make me become a better photographer and share it. Now, time and discipline are what I need.
Thank you for reading!
My Photo Gear:
Fujifilm X-H1 - Amazon link
Fujifilm X-E2 - Amazon link
Fujifilm X100T - Amazon link
Fujifilm XF 18-55 - Amazon link
Fujifilm WCL-X100 - Amazon link