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PODCAST REBOOTED. I finally figured out what I want to do with YouTube, something that’s easy and informative. Here’s a hang out with photographer Tobin Yelland. We talk about being a photographer on movie sets and other things.
Also I have exported the audio versions to serve as a “podcast”.
So download / subscribe here – http://raysreports.com
PS. Let me know if you want to be a guest!
PS2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I need 100 subscribers to have my own URL. Thanks in advance.
Did you get this hat yet? Everything on sale, 20% off. These sales will go towards the new issue due for January. Order today to get your stuff in time for the holidays. Thanks in advance.
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One of my favorites, new one with Ray Barbee!
Thanks Chris Leskovsek.
New one with Robert Frank!
Thanks Chris Leskovsek.
Photo by Zane Grant
What does productivity mean to you? I feel crazy busy these days but not productive at all. And when I am not productive is when I start feeling annoyed with myself.
For me, making stuff is productive. Shooting photos is the input and showing them is the output. This feels like the machine of productivity that I am used to and want to be part of.
Getting rid of massive amounts of stuff feels productive. Clearing space for new ideas feels productive.
Running around town doing errands does not feel productive, but laundry does. Social media does not feel productive, but blogging does.
I don’t even know where I am going with this. I think prioritizing what is most important is what productivity is. In our case, photography.
Warren Buffet said something along the lines of, “Write down 20 of the most important goals and things you need to do and accomplish. Spend a lot of time on it. Then take the top 3, and throw the rest away.”
This new doc looks awesome.
Thanks for the link Chris Leskovsek.
I made some versions of my photo tees in black. I also added more prints. I think you gotta order soon to get them in time for the holidays.
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WEAPONS OF CHOICE:
Sometimes a stringed instrument
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Only Don’t Know
New photos from Elmo Tide.
I was blogging about how different editing for books is vs. editing for zines, prints, and internet. Each seems to have its own dialect, boundaries, and obstacles. As you get older you find out that you may be more fluent in some of these languages than others.
It’s easy to say that a “winning” photo would translate on any medium, sure. But that is the short game. The long game isn’t about 1 photo, it’s about all of your photos and how you choose to set them free into the world. Maybe one will end up on a wall in a mansion in Malibu, maybe a big group of them will end up in a book on a shelf at the thrift store.
When you are making these things you get into the subtle dimensions like paper texture, ink texture, stiffness of cover, etc. Then you have the literal dimensions of the book and the spine width. Then you have the 4th dimension of time, the physical flipping of the pages and the sequencing of photos.
On the other hand, on a blog there is scrolling. And it is infinite. There are screen dimensions vs website dimensions. There are your resolutions vs their resolutions. And there is a built in attention deficit disorder meter running.
I am probably over thinking it, but all this is part of the craft. If we are to be called photographers, then we are to be called craftsmen I think.