I have a secret to share today that i think may help a lot of photographers, particularly on the subject of organization and time management. Every week i write down the steps i take to complete an action or task. Say, getting out of bed in the morning. I pre visualize the steps that go into the process:
Stand up, walk to the bathroom, turn on the shower, hop in, soap down, lather hair, rinse and hop out, brush teeth, lather face, shave.
In doing so, it solidifies in my mind what i need to do before i do it, saving time. I could brush my teeth in the shower and save a minute.
The shower example is silly, but for the past several years i’ve used this in photography. I perfected the technique so far that i shaved entire hours off the time it takes to deliver images to a client. I grew so effective i could receive a call to photograph a board of director’s headshots at 10 am, consult with the client, bang out the objectives, photograph, process, prepare for delivery, invoice and bill the client & thus complete the assignment…all by 2 pm.
If you break down each step and think about it in detail, where you can optimize your standard operating procedures and visualize a more effective you..you save time, are more prepared for undertaking spontenuity, and that results in you being a better photographer for your clients : ) able to undertake rapid assignments on the fly, because you are already know and have a solid foundation underneath you to support you
Updated my #modelmayhem to be wayy cleaner as per erli’s critique. Short, concise, clean.
Someone bought a 12 month calendar of the slave river off of my website (woohoo!) I’m getting ready to send it off for printing but..my wi fi is dead !
Unfortunate circumstances..may have to wait till i can contact shaw..we’re having a spell of rainy and cloudy weather this weekend in lethbridge. i’ve been out sick this week, after traveling a few thousand miles..think i got food poisioning from boston pizza in calgary’s chinook centre..definitely don’t recommend eating there. Place is rated 1/5 on yelp for a reason i suppose i should’ve checked it out first
Oh well, only took me off my feet three days. I’m getting ready to launch a blogpost about Taiga Tours adventure tours in Fort Smith, and then set up a new wedding site and blog..and what else..i’ve got a cool teaching prospect coming up in september, where i will be traveling to the north to guide youth motivational workshops and teach photography. This’ll be a first for me & i was prettt surprised to be chosen as a facillitator for it. I’ve had some cool letters over the years from youth who have been inspired by my work, and have framed a couple up on my wall. The community support in the north is astounding..so shout out to peter daneils for asking me to be a part of that! ..hmm what else…oh yeah! I just wanted to thank all 250 of you for following me on IG. That’s pretty tight. I’m pretty experimental with this microblogging stuff, not sure if anyone reads these or just likes the prettt pics but heyy :D thx for the double taps regardless.
Had a few minutes while waiting for a good friend so i took a trip to tara and @davebrosha ‘s gallery/studio. Curious about the umbrella and ninja sword in the corner..also, am quite happy to see ‘the composer’ on display front and center..:D (at Chasing Light Studio & Gallery)
Made some large changes to my site lately..have a couple of things up so far but will have a whole range of dvds, books, jewelry, tshirts, hoodies, glassware, calendars and cards. Forming a heavy promotion emphasis for 2014 www.karljohnston.com/blog/shop
This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.
#aboriginal #fine #artist Payton Vogt ..”spruce” chalk drawing. 16x24” reproduction on satin matte for $115. Black border not included (borderless print). #northwestterritories #nwtarts #albertaarts #edmonton #fortsmith #auroraborealis #northernlights #landscape
Chalk drawing by #aboriginal #artist @paytonvogt - support his arts, buy a reproduction of this for $115 16x24” satin matte.
I’m a huge moviebuff. Watching “the gray” right now. Love studying cinematography and interpretting how scenes are lit. I learn a lot visually..anyone else Seen this movie before ?
#modelmayhem #glamour #model rylan sper rocking @candieco this week
Shooting with @candieco #candie #clothing & this lovely model all week !
(photo by: troy fleece) :)) cant wait till she gets here. Weeeeo
Such a satisfying mental exercise..like meditation. Without crossing off and organizing my tasks in a day id probably go crazy. feels like a breath of fresh air letting that blue line fill a black scribble and wipe it off my overfilled mind
I’m tumblr famous wee! Background of login screen when i started to login xD wtf?
#tbt in renee robyn’s old studio in #edmontom hanging out with super beautiful world traveling performers ;D #smile