Say Hello to Dave Brosha!
What's the best (or worst) advice you've ever gotten?
“Don't do it" - when I said I wanted to quit my full-time job to become a photographer. I happily ignored this advice, which seemed to come from many corners.
What was the last piece of equipment your bought or class you attended?
I recently got a light wand, and am having lots of fun with that.
What is your most or how do you deal with your most challenging professional struggle? (Digital hoarding, perfectionism/over-thinking, time management, etc.)
Finding creative time is always the biggest struggle (running a full-time business around it takes a lot of time!). I have found that diligently scheduling creative time is key.
If there was one thing you could change about the industry or an insider secret you think shouldn't be a secret, what would that be?
That people, generally, throughout the industry would view each other less as competition and more as inspiration. See something great from someone else? Rather than being jealous, use it as inspiration to do better yourself.
What do you do to remain grounded, connected, balanced, and/or centred when life feels overwhelming?
Time with my children always does it for me. Just hearing their laughter....answering their innocent questions. They don't care what's going on "out there", and they often remind me to do the same.
What is something you haven't done or tried yet, either as a personal or professional goal, that you hope to achieve in the next year?
Dive deeper into the world of videography.
Who do you admire (professionally or personally), and why? Please feel free to include a link to their social media platform(s), an article or book they've written you'd like to recommend, etc.
Martin Hartley. https://www.martinhartley.com/ - when I was a brand new photographer with a dinky 2MP digital camera that I was embarrassed to hold he called me on it, and said "that sh*t doesn't matter....what matters is that you love it." I've never forgotten that nudge.
When and how did you know (or suspect) that you had found your calling as a creative?
When I couldn't go an hour without the thought of photography; of creating something.
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