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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

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

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.

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

Buying the Right Camera

December 4, 2012

As with any purchase you want to end up with a piece of kit that suits your needs. You want to buy the camera that you are likely to use the most.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Photography is the art of Compromise

November 15, 2012

These “limitations” are in fact the gifts that makes photography such a great medium for generating art.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Your Big Picture

October 31, 2012

My brand consists of any visible aspects of my business that are accessible to the world, encompassing everything from invoices to my website.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

Editing

September 26, 2012

It’s time to get tough when assessing your work, remember we are looking for hit singles…the Beatles wrote some crap songs but they were good at editing.

photo by Andy Rasheed/eyefood

The Joy of Doing.

September 13, 2012

I believe finding real happiness is the key to a great life and that comes with a combination of healthy relationships and setting up meaningful activities and experiences in our day-to-day lives, not waiting but doing.

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