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Quiet times

November 10, 2014

One of the most challenging aspects of being self-employed is dealing effectively with the quiet times. Even after close to 20 years of freelancing, when the phone stops ringing I still find it tricky to stay grounded. Here are some of the strategies I use to try and keep on the rails and still get things done.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Landscape Photography at Night

November 25, 2013

You need to get your head around the different parameters of working without sunlight. You can move around within the frame of a fairly long exposure without showing up in the final image.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Can creating art make you a better person?

October 28, 2013

Why creating art makes us better people. Through creativity we are engaging in a personally meaningful practice. Finding purpose is exciting and makes us more likely to feel better about ourselves.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Portraiture; Status versus Control

July 27, 2013

As a photographer I am in a unique position. I get to be temporarily immersed in ever-different work environments and have very short term working relationships with the people who inhabit them.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Creating the impossible in Post-production

June 27, 2013

It’s a laborious but rewarding process to build an obviously implausible situation into a photograph that an audience is willing to believe. It takes a great deal of patience and particular attention to detail.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Preparation for a Portraiture shoot

June 6, 2013

As photographers, we are contending with issues of the subject’s self-confidence before we have even sat them down.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Joy Stations

May 14, 2013

List the things you like doing or might like doing, and then make a brief window of time to touch base with one or more of those activities every day.

Images and text © Andy Rasheed 2013

Architectural Exterior Photography

April 12, 2013

Though there are tight parameters to work within, what I like about architectural photography is that there is still a lot of scope for interpretation.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Study

February 28, 2013

In the years before I studied I had developed some pretty abstract theories of what was going on inside the camera to capture an image.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Tripods

February 4, 2013

I can’t deny it’s a bit of a hassle to carry around a tripod and set it up every time I want to take a photo, but the much-maligned tripod is not the annoying intrusion it would appear!

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