I Feel Like Quitting Instagram

I feel like quitting Instagram

Sometimes in life, things run their course. And I think for me personally and professionally that end for Instagram is quickly approaching. At one point Instagram was a sense of joy for me seeing all the creative works of others, now I feel like quitting Instagram every time I look at my feed. My feed now is nothing but unwanted ads, Bitcoin bros advice and people posting the same goddamn Tik Tok or SnapChat video of them trying to dance.

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Credit the Photographer

credit the photographer

As photographers we are asked to get paid in exposure instead of money like most other professionals because people don’t seem to value our craft because all we do is press a tiny button and the camera does all the work. We post our photos on Instagram, Twitter and other portfolio sites like 500px or Flickr in hopes of attracting clients that like to pay with money not exposure. And while we scroll through other feeds and profiles we often seen how work posted on other sites and profiles without giving credit. Just because we post our work doesn’t mean someone can steal it, repost it and not credit the photographer.

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Buying Actions and Presets

buying actions and presets

Everywhere you look there are photographers trying to sell you their Photoshop Actions or Lightroom Presets. They show you how bad a photo was and how their action or preset made it come to life. It was so convincing you ended up buying actions and presets from them, but for some reason your photos never looked as great as the ones these photographers showed you. Do you ever wonder why that was?

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Best Holiday Gifts for Photographers

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

It happens every year, usually right after Thanksgiving. You start a list of what to get friends and family, but you always come up with a blank for that photographer in your life. After all you’re not a photographer and you don’t know what the best holiday gifts for photographers would be. Lucky for you I’ve compiled a list of some of the best holiday gifts for photographers.

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5 Books That Made Me a Better Photographer

5 books that made me a better photographer

I consider myself an avid reader. I’ll read maybe 20 or so books a year. I rather read more, but sometimes life and time get in the way. During my foray into photography I’ve read countless books on how to do this and how to shoot that. In all the books I read these 5 books made me a better photographer and I’m grateful for it.

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Self Doubt is Your Worst Enemy

self doubt is your worst enemy

Have you ever head that voice in your head tell you that you’re not good enough or you idea isn’t going to work? That is your self doubt talking to you and self doubt is your worst enemy. No one is impervious to it’s destructive ways, but you don’t have to let it hold you back in life.

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