Being a freelance photographer is hard. Turning a passion into a career is challenging and it takes a lot of dedication, sacrifice and willingness to learn. Yet, taking photos is only part of it. Being a freelance photographer means that you are also the accountant, the project manager, the intern and the boss.
Some of miss travelling and going to the pub but most of us just miss hanging out with our buddies.
Jake Ashe is the cinematographer and co-founder of Electric Bubble, an Australian based documentary production company.
I guess it’s the old cliche, I always loved movies as a kid and was ultimately fascinated by the magic of cinema. As an angsty teen, I started making films of my friends skateboarding and later found greater satisfaction in the process of that than actually skateboarding.
I was that one weird wiz kid in school who would rather film the swimming carnival than compete in it.
It’s mid-afternoon when I arrive in the Golden City, Jaisalmer. The dry, sandy breeze intensifies my hangover. I jump in a rickshaw and head to my Hostel. The fort acts like a huge roundabout, so big that it blocks the afternoon sun on the drive over. When I arrive at the hostel, the owner is sitting out front, smoking a cigarette in his cream dhoti. His name is Raul, he’s a nice guy, probably in his mid 30’s. We chat for a little bit before he offers to take me up to a lookout to watch the sunset over the…
It has the power to change your day with a single notification — for better or worse. It might be an acceptance email from University or it might be a client barking at you to make the poster you just designed pop more. For many of us, emails are a catalyst for anxiety and stress. Email debt builds and productivity dwindles. Yet, emails are the main source of communication in the workplace.
So how can we fix it?
How can we be less stressed at work and stop worrying about emails?
Here are some things you shouldn’t do when you…
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We were in Scotland for Turing Fest, a cross-functional tech conference. It’s a melting pot of ideas, pioneers and industry leaders — bringing together 3,000 great minds to facilitate building and scaling remarkable technology. Some of the speakers included growth leaders from Shopify, UnBounce, Yoast and Monzo, as well as Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag.
They’re are some of the world’s leading technologists and marketers, and they had some insightful tips to share. From SEO to Ad blocker, remarketing, bug testing and a bunch more — here is what they had to say.
Yes, freelancing is great. The freedom to be your own boss and make your own rules. But damn it’s hard sometimes. Unless you have been doing it for a while and you have created your own processes, it can be an endless battle.
The majority of my freelance work is web design and content (writing, photography). From sending quotes to chasing invoices, revisions, adobe crashing, hosting, running out of coffee and tears lubricating my keyboard when I look at my endless to-do list. Always feeling like your 2 weeks behind. All the time. It’s not always as glamorous as people…
He sees me from the corner of his eye, removes his goggles and turns the furnace gas off. Reaching out to shake my hand with his scarred knuckles and a welcoming grin beneath his beard.
I ask him if I was interrupting his flow.
“No, not at all. I was just making a spork for my buddy upstairs.”
I admire a man who orders a custom feeding utensil usually reserved for toddlers.
His name is Bud. He’s a modest man. An adventurer at heart with a love for winding down roads on his motorcycle. He even went to architecture school…
Born in 1958 as a result of serious beef with the Soviet Union, NASA has achieved some pretty rad shit, including, the Apollo Moon Landings, Skylab and undoubtedly their most impressive contribution to humanity — the super soaker water pistol. What I like most about NASA is they spent time and energy on the important things, like, space travel stuff, rather than hiring fancy graphic designers to create their patches.
I like to think of the design process consisting of a young intern, scrabbling over their desk, beads of brow sweat drip onto the paper as they attempt to illustrate…
Editor of Rarlo Magazine. Digital stuff at Hassl and Your Creative.