Thursday, August 27, 2009

friends


When I was in elementary school, the first day of school was always bittersweet. I was happy I had fresh new Lisa Frank school supplies to use but sad that I would have to make new friends. I didnt think the other kids liked me (lets face it...i'm kinda weird) so I would go home and complain about no one liking me. My mom would encourage me to make friends by simply talking to them and finding something in common with them...easy as pie. Before I knew it, I was sailing through the year and writing Abbi and Kristin BB4E on everything.

Who knew that same concept would follow me for so long? I just wanted to write a bit about networking..just a fancy term for 'a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest'. simple.

The line of work we have chosen is hard, it's challenging and it requires patience but it is one of the most rewarding fields you can find yourself running through. It presents money issues, balance and requires you to be on your toes at all times. It promotes relationships, strengthens creativity and self-esteem.
With that being said...it is so important to find other photographers who will encourage your work, offer constructive criticism when needed and inspire you on a daily basis. Find a few blogs that give you ideas, help you with format and are a few steps ahead of you. Don't compare your work to theirs-simply see what they're doing and use it for your own improvement. There's a lot of beautiful photographers out there who have passion and it is painted all throughout their images. Go, find them...and when you do, tell them what you admire about their work.

Here's a few that I adore.
Sarah Rhoads
Caroline Joy
Jamie Delaine
Melissa Oholendt
Rachel Williamson

A photographer friend of mine, Amanda Mae, just got some new cards. Aren't they beautiful? Go check out her site, you won't be disappointed!

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1 comment:

  1. I feel so honored to be on your list with those amazing photographers that I hold in esteem! (Loving the Lisa Frank folder cover.) :)

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