PhotoShelter is a producer of websites and marketing tools for photographers. One of my own websites, http://www.interiorsexteriors.net/, is powered by PhotoShelter.
The people at PhotoShelter also maintain a highly informative blog for their subscribers. Their blog, their free and valuable handbooks, and their turnkey and almost idiot-proof web design make their product an incredible value for the annual fee I pay them.
But this post isn't really a plug for PhotoShelter. Their 2011 Inspiration Handbook is a compilation of thoughts from eight professional photographers that's worth a few minutes of anyone's time.
This is what I take away from that document:
- Be generous and giving
- Be interested and concerned
- Push the limits of your comfort zone, and go beyond them
- Do personal projects
- Make your own life your subject
- Trust your instincts
- Look at all types of art
- Feed your soul
I guess it's time to get serious about this and start writing about my own personal projects. More to come in future postings.