First of all, I would like to apologise to you all – old and new readers – for having disappeared and having failed in updating this blog regularly in the last 5 months. Fortunately, I had the chance to work on a few new projects, both in the photography world and outside it. Unfortunately, as it often happens when one embraces a new idea, the latest product sucks you in an bottomless vacuum, which leaves little time to work on anything else.
The last five months helped me realising something really important: Time is a Luxury. Many people had said so to me in the past. To be honest, I had never paid enough attention to these words as I had never found myself in a situation where time was really scarce. This happened to me recently and the feeling of being unable to deal with everything you would like to can be quite overwhelming at times.
The last five months taught me an important lesson: to prioritise my activities and schedule them in order to accomplish as much as possible, given the limited time available. I think that this skill is something that any photographer should master. Such mentality is even more crucial for that photographers, for whom photography is a secondary source of income or even just a hobby. In the latter cases, our daily lives are occupied by our jobs, families and main commitments mostly. As a consequence, the amount of time left to be devoted to photography is even less that the time that full-time photographers can spend on it. The time to foster our online presence – or to be spent on marketing activities in a broader sense – is just a portion of that. So, producing some interesting material might be incredibly challenging due to the scarcity of available time.
I am happy to have learnt this lesson early and to be able to share it with you today. I will not give you any tips on how to absorb this skill and master tasks prioritisation fully. In fact, I am far from mastering the art of managing time myself. Therefore, it would be pretentious of me to teach something, which I do not fully control yet. However, it is my desire to keep sharing with you my journey and progress on the matter. Hopefully, by embarking together on this trip we will mutually learn and become better photographers by understanding how to manage time better.
The Way Ahead
To conclude today’s blog, I would like to share with you what I would like to do for the time being:
- I would love to keep writing the series: ‘Learn from the Masters’. I have received some amazing feedbacks on this series and I have learnt a lot from studying the work on the ones who shaped modern photography too.
- I will write about my new projects, as your feedback is incredibly valuable to me. I have shared with you a photograph of one of the new projects above. Let me know what you think of it and if you are curious to know more about how and why it was created!
- I will keep sharing with you more tips on photography in general and street photography in the specific.
- I will try my best to update this blog regularly. This implies posting two to three times a week to share with you the latest updates, tips and stories.
I am happy to be back and to be writing again!
‘Learn from the Masters’ series:
- Learn from the Masters: René Burri
- Learn from the Masters: Bruce Davidson
- Learn from the Masters: Bruce Gilden
- Learn from the Masters: Elliott Erwitt
- Black and White or Colour Photography?
- How to Find Your Unique Style
- 3 Tips to Be More Productive When Making Street Photographs
- Why Equipment Matters
- Photography Basics and Street Photography: Composition
- Photography Basics and Street Photography: ISO
- Photography Basics and Street Photography: Aperture
- Photography Basics and Street Photography: Shutter Speed