If you’re photographing portraits, there is a HUGE difference between and good shot and a great shot. Even if you are technically brilliant, the “magic” only comes when you can really connect with your
Monthly Archives: July 2015
The term “thought leader” has become a big buzzword in recent years. So many people seem to want to add this description after their name. Now there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you REALLY want to be a thought leader, it’s vital that you are truly acting like one.
I see many consultants call themselves thought leaders. But they rarely produce content that remotely resembles thought leadership. That’s not to say they are not thought leaders. In fact, they may have a
I love the Rocky movies. (Except for Rocky 5 which really just should not have been made.) But every other Rocky movie has just hit the spot for me. So when Rocky Balboa undertook his final fight in Rocky 6, it's safe to say that I was a little sad that it was the end of an era.
But I should have known better.
Because he's back... in Rocky 7. This is not a joke. And unsurprisingly... I. Just. Can't. Wait.
Before you pooh pooh this movie and write it off as a
It’s vital that you develop your own photographic style. When you’re an emerging photographer, you can spend a lot of time trying to create the “look” that your client wants (and that’s ok!). But you also
WRITER Ep 70 Will you read “Go Set a Watchman” (we’re divided)? The real writer behind Nancy Drew, a Lego storytelling app, comprises versus consists, and how to deal when you feel like an imposter. And we talk to brother-and-sister author duo Nicholas and Alison Lochel from the Zarkora series.
In Episode 70 of So you want to be a writer: The hotly debated “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee, the exciting life of the original Nancy Drew author, cool new Lego visual storytelling app, a 15 minute writing productivity hack, the difference between comprises and consists, Writers in Residence brother-and-sister author duo Nicholas and Alison Lochel from the Zarkora series, how to deal with feeling like an imposter, and more!
WRITER Ep 69 Luxurious libraries, cool maps of fictional worlds, how to write a bestseller while losing weight, advice from children’s book editors, and fewer versus less. And we talk to Writer in Residence Sarah Hepola, author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget.
In Episode 69 of So you want to be a writer: The printed word is alive and well in luxurious libraries, maps of fictional worlds, a cunning way to write a best seller and lose weight, science confirms walking fosters creativity, great writing advice from children’s book editors, the difference between fewer and less, survival life, Writer in Residence Sarah Hepola (author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget), stay focused by planting a virtual forest, value
You see the most perfect sunset and want to capture it on your camera. But the end result looks nothing like the spectacular explosion of colour you see in real life. What are you doing wrong? Maybe it’s
WRITER Ep 68 Why journalists should care more about media business models, gorgeous sticky page markers, crime writing short story comp and Random House’s writing comp for kids! And Screenwriter in Residence Tim Gooding.
In Episode 68 of So you want to be a writer: Stunning sticky page markers, why journalists should care more about media business models, Ruth Rendell competition, Random House’s kid/teen writing comp, Screenwriter in Residence Tim Gooding, your readability score, protocol when following up with an editor on a commissioned piece, how to boost your author platform, and more!
I was once speaking to an author about building his profile and helping him to working out ways he could get more publicity. This author wasn't craving fame for the sake of it. His primary aim was to sell more of his books. As an author of a business book, he was an expert in a very specific niche.
From the outside, it looked like his profile-building efforts were working. He was featured in magazine articles, interviewed on blogs and podcasts and even scored what many
When you’re photographing men, it can be easy to fall into the trap of cliched and “done to death” poses. You want to achieve shots that are natural, flattering and have a “wow” factor that make people