When I first started out in photography, especially portrait photography, one of the biggest issues I had was my own confidence and how that affected the model's comfort. When you're naturally an anxious or shy person, working with people and having to confidently direct them and relay your ideas (to strangers, might I add), can feel like the most alien thing in the world.
When it comes to self-care and self-development, I will often consider them as one. For me, self-care doesn’t have to refer to a skincare routine or painting my nails but can refer to a spectrum of activities that make me feel better about myself and my direction in life. Whilst I am partial to a pamper, when I want to make myself feel better or pay myself particular attention, I often find myself leaning towards self-development/self-help practices.
When I first moved from London to Manchester, finding locations to photograph in was something that I struggled with. Learning to navigate a new city is hard enough, but having to make sure that you're paying particular attention to everywhere you visit to build a database of potential locations when your clients call on you for them only adds additional pressure.
My job has always involved a great deal of travel. That’s a decision I made when I decided to cater for two cities that were 200 miles away from each other and I’ve grown, over time, to really enjoy the process. Long train journeys allow for a lot of time to reflect and to think. Generally, I try not to consume my time with work whilst I travel, but rather enjoy the peace of my journey, listen to music or read a book. I find that it’s one of the few times I allow myself the courtesy of enjoying an album, start to finish, or actually sitting down to read a book or listen to a podcast. These are things I undeniably enjoy but rarely give myself the time to indulge in, so travelling, for me, is a nice break in my days and weeks to allow myself to enjoy these things without a sense of guilt.
Understanding how to use different fonts and typefaces together is an instrumental part of any design. Whether you’re interested in learning more about design as a hobby or profession or you’re interested in learning more about design to help better your business, hopefully this guide will give you some ideas on how you can utilise type more effectively.
If you had looked just to the right of the moon at 9:20pm on May 27th, you would have seen a rocket pass by. Or, you wouldn’t have, because it was postponed at the last minute, and what you would have actually seen at 9:20pm was me, sat by the water, looking just to the right of the moon.