Why are you a photographer? If you’ve worked with me you’ll know that the reason you do what you do is one of the most important aspects of your brand. Understanding your purpose, or ‘why’, is so incredibly useful in shaping personal work and guiding your decisions moving forward. This is just one of the
If you’re a lens based image maker you are probably far too busy shooting personal and paid work (and don’t even mention all those estimates and treatments) to produce any kind of marketing content. And other times you’re juggling family, house reno’s, yada yada. (#life) But have you ever considered batching? As I write this
Today in Aotearoa we are celebrating Matariki – the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known by the ancient Greeks as the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters. It rises just above the horizon at dawn in late June or early July, and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.
Lying in bed a few weeks ago, with very little brain power to do much more than half-heartedly meander through Google, I discovered the origin of the idiom ‘Out of sorts’. Ha. In the world of printing (pre-computers) the letters were called ‘sorts’. If there were some missing, you were ‘out of sorts’. (I should
If last week’s blog resonated and you were feeling a bit like you had a false start to 2023, you’ll be pleased to know that you have a second chance – the Lunar New Year. Around the world, celebrations continue to welcome in the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit- a year of introspection, peace,
Does your year seem to have gotten off to a false start? In New Zealand, 2023 started with a cyclone that saw a week of intense never ending rain and storms. Instead of going to the beach we hunkered down and watched the palm fronds smack against the windows. There’s been a sense of despondency
This is my dad, and yesterday was his 86th birthday. In the late 70’s he wrote a quality control system for the developing computer industry. The system was adopted by British Standards (BS 5750), and today, manufacturers of most camera companies use the same quality control standardisation (now updated to ISO 9000). Dad is systems