All freelancers have gaps between projects. Some bigger than others. If you're a freelancer I imagine you know these well. You attempt to save a buffer of cash to pay the bills in anticipation for these times. But it can only take an unexpected cost to throw a spanner in the works and have you a little more flustered than normal. Thanks to some advice from one of my mentors, the late Graham … [Read more...] about Reasons to pay for content
Last month the Redeye Network asked me to talk at their Lightbox Project. The photographers present wanted to explore new ways to get their work seen. It got me thinking about their desired outcome. I assumed they either want their work to be seen as a form of self promotion, or there are messages in their work that they want to promote. Any photographer looking to make a career out of their … [Read more...] about How Photographers Can Cut Through The Noise.
The internet doesn't really have a beginning or an end. It's a system. Still, I liked the title and parking my motorbike on a beach in New Zealand last week, I saw a sign that reminded me that many communication cables do in fact stop at New Zealand. It takes a lot for me to sit on a plane for 25 hours. Cash helps. Plus the promise of adventures with people I have not yet met, in a country I … [Read more...] about Tales from the end of the internet
So much for heading off-grid to get some writing done. Who am I kidding? I'm not a writer. I'm a bad typer at best. It's all very well heading out to darkest Norfolk thinking that with fewer online distractions I can work better. But I work in multimedia. I need access to the internet to research. I need access to my online backups and clouds resources. I need to upload.. download.. browse.. … [Read more...] about Off-Grid is for adventure, not work.
The current social technology backlash has not only seen me respond in order to defend the tools and channels I use.. (http://bit.ly/frVzww) It has also seen me reflect on the amount of downtime I take in a day and how important that is. The digital social tools we use are amazing. Sharing ideas and thoughts worldwide in the blink of an eye. But without a little time away to formulate these … [Read more...] about Embrace the digital backlash – Take time to think