Permission to Fear: How Brooke Shaden Became a Fine Art Photographer
Booke Shaden, known for her otherworldly imagery, found herself — and her work — not by trying to overcome fear, but by trying instead to explore it. Hear her story.
Call for Submissions! Olympus Visionaries to Critique Your Outdoor Photography
It’s a small act of bravery to seek honest and constructive criticism from leaders in your discipline, but with it comes valuable insights for improvement. This August, as part of our upcoming ‘Step Outside’ 3-day outdoor photography workshop, we are calling on you, our students,…
The Photography Experience Of The Summer
The most basic requirement of taking a good photo is having a camera and for 100 years Olympus has been dedicated to getting as many people taking pictures as possible. Now they’re going one step further by teaming up with CreativeLive for an immersive online…
The business of dreaming big. How to stop fearing imperfection and start living
A career as an entrepreneur is seldom the safe path lit with streetlights — embarking on a self-propelled career instead often feels like the unlit walking trail scattered with fast food wrappers, discarded coffee cups and dark shadows. Most take one look at the path,…
Lisa Congdon: The 7 Stages to Becoming an Artist When No One Knows Your Name
Fine artist, illustrator, and author Lisa Congdon was named among 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See The World — but starting out, Lisa Congdon was just a name. In fact, if you asked Lisa in her early 20s, she would tell you…
6 Prompts to Encourage Authentic Lifestyle Portraits
Elena S. Blair has built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments. But the Seattle-based photographer didn’t build a business delivering images of real moments without photography posing — in fact, just the opposite. Elena uses unique lifestyle posing techniques to encourage authentic interaction so…
Own Your Title: Why It’s Time to Call Yourself an Artist
If you’re in the process of trying to become a working artist, is it okay to start calling yourself one? Impostor Syndrome — the feeling that your success at various ventures is a fluke or a mistake, rather than the product of your own competence — is…
How to Nourish Your Soul and Optimize Your Creativity
Writer, podcaster, and educator Ashley Ford on why being yourself is so important.
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