Go Forth and Conquer
We are about done with the day but what we wanted to do was actually just go ahead and get some final thoughts from from everyone for this whole modern women's portraiture event so lou why don't you go ahead and head on over and join kenna and the other instructors and we'll we'll get some final thoughts having you for women on here on the stage for three days powerhouses powerhouses the chat rooms are continuing to go wild so wanted teo talk with each of you again about rounding up the day and final thoughts again we have so many people that are in different parts of their couriers or they're amateurs different places in the photography you each brought a different element of your own style again different careers and different different genres so laura we'll start with you yeah yeah what three days so yeah thank you, teo all of you for even teaching me something just been really nice to watch, you know different genres of photography I'm in the fashion industry it's very rare that I ...
kind of get that insight into other people's photography lives and behind the scenes of that so I felt for me these three days have been amazing especially the parts which I have been teaching because it's always funny like I was talking to felix about this and actually emily do it how we remind ourselves of what we know when we teach because we shoot all the time, we're often just shooting for a port fairly shooting for clients that we don't take away you know, I know this we're not reminded of how we teach ourselves things or our knowledge so when I'm teaching you all put a light in a certain place so I'll be posing a model on that just comes naturally to me but it reminds me of you know, it kind of takes up step back and look back and remind setting my ten steps and it's nice to know that you know, I've improved over the last few years and every time I do a creative life, I feel I came proven confidence and also I'm just honored to be able to teach the online audience and you guys as well and share a piece of my knowledge and hope it you can move forward with that and yeah, we were talking about failure just today about how I feel then I say failed in a way of, you know, I've had my setbacks in this industry is a young female photographer and you know, I've been turned down from shoots I've been told I'm not good enough too young, you know, I'm a female I can't do this in the industry so it's a nice reminder that, you know, we're all four females here who have gone through the same struggles and I'm sure that what a lot of a lot of what we have said has resonated with some of you out there and I'm sure we all go through those struggles in our everyday careers that we're not good enough we can't meet forward to know we have obstacles in the way of where we live we have financial matters that gets in the way so what I like to do when I feel I mean that situation is you know, put on a personal project do a test shoot for love and not for money because sometimes it's about creating that beautiful image and moving forwards and forgetting about you know, the past job and as they said, you're only as good as your last job so if something doesn't work out sometimes just move forward you know those ten steps to success that I went over yesterday go back over those remind yourself look back and remind of where you come from think about the way you want ahead in the future you know those ten steps of success went over like marketing rethinking your plan every day make sure that you do one thing to better your business whether it's you know, sending an email I send you know I could send two thousand emails three thousand emails within a week just trying to reach out to a client that's out there but I'm constantly inspired by what I do and that puts me forward and pushes me more than money well my odds and my passion for what I do push his name or then you know my financial gain from it as well so I think hopefully on what I wanted to give to you by coming back is that I hope something of what I've said is that you can take it on in your business and you can hopefully move forward and get past those obstacles so yeah thank you thank you laura jane everyone far I love that you talk about actually learning as well from from each of the other instructors and that is what we're all about here is always learning and ever said is a fashion photographer don't just you know look it over fashion photographers look outside the box looking to portrait weddings because you never know what inspiration you could get from that as well thank you lou freeman final words from you my dear I'm so inspired by all three of you for so many different reasons not just your photography but who you are how you carry yourself your beautiful spirits then your spirit seems to come out through your work and I think maybe mine does too I express the most of my emotions through my work and I want to talk on a side note about where we go when we get down on ourselves and I believe that you truly cannot be a constant machine cranks out work and I've done that for years and gone to places that were complacent because I couldn't think for myself because so many other people were telling me what to do on jobs and I think it's important there's a loop of thought hang up that we all get in it's like a negative processing thing that I'm capable of doing it just like anyone I'm not tall enough cute enough fast enough creative enough whatever and we get stuck and when you get stuck you repeat that and you talk about it and then you stop producing when you could do something so simple like sniff that loop of perpetual negativity and start using the same energy to create something for yourself and if I hear it say, if I hear that person inside my head say it wants its okay, if I say it again, then I have to go out to the creativity room and start a project because I'm not helping myself with that I'm only making it worse actually I'm beating myself down so in a constant pursuit of productivity, that's one of the things I've done to help myself get past those lumps and bumps in the road there and I'm not saying that you need to be on a constant crank out mode and then if you don't take time to look back and reflect, I don't think that you get a chance to grow sometimes I work really hard on a project close it, walk away from it I won't even touch it if it's personal for sometimes a week and a half and then we're not open up that toe work on the images I've gone off and looked in other things and I have a whole fresh set of energy to look at it with so you want to be kind and nurturing to your creative soul because it's what's making you a living and it's what I think cora what makes me happy if I'm happy everyone in my life is happy and I found that um you don't want to become stagnant sometimes stepping away is good but then don't get stuck in that mode so I'm coming here to me means that you guys are interested in growing and learning, expanding and thinking differently and sometimes that's what we need to hear you know as why you're being your head over here against the wall maybe you just need to stop working in the computer and go to a museum marco to the bookstore watching the great movie and see something that is, you know, igniting to your creative spirit let yourself live your life happily is an artist don't beat yourself down over my suggestion thank you so much everyone lou freeman theo I'm not sure what the math is on this but I'm wondering how many years of combined experience way have of sitting right here with us maybe somebody can do emily final words from you yeah I agree with what I have learned so much from these three ladies and this week has been amazing just being a part of this experience and getting to know some of the audience as well for me like I talk to you guys about yesterday it's all about challenging myself when I was living in california I love the whimsical pretty wild but I really wanted to move to new york to do something different so shooting with film and finding new outlets and mediums too breen creativity out of my work that's what I tell them doll of you guys video is find new if it's whether it's new cameras are shooting through material or just picking up different tidbits from the four of us from what we dio and making it your own style so not replicating from a directly but really learning what you like and and adding that into your personal style of photography is I think something that would be really beneficial to anyone that starting out in the industry I'm just looking through the comments that were coming in in the chat rooms and there's so many thanks I wasn't sure if I could do this and after three days I feel like yeah I can do this scene a lot of comments like that very inspiring thank you emily congratulations on your first time I'm going to stay um how incredible that we have an education platform that directly speaks to you know not only specific genres but directly to you as ah young photographer or even an older photographer that needs to be re energized. Um I have taught living workshops now for creative life and if they asked me to come back months I would do it again I feel like I could repeat myself I could find a new way of saying it I could find something new to show you every single week for the rest of the year and I still would never get tired of speaking to this audience of photographers and I think it's it really amazes me hellfire you come people come up to you, you know, all the time and they thank you and they hug you and they cry and they say you changed my life and I always sort of think, no, I didn't change your life if you change your life, but sometimes I think we're a mirror and I feel like we hold up this mirror and you see something maybe an al genie or you see something and what we've learned or you see something in who we are that maybe you resonate with and becomes so truth you I decided right from the beginning for my first creative life to be really honest and very really about my journey you know about not having an education about my struggles with money and business and my struggles with myself and I feel like that to me has bean the biggest life changer for me and all the people that resonate with me because I realize and the head shaking that was going down the other day on the mentoring section how much we're not contributing to our business and our career in our life and I don't reconnect with my creativity like these girls do they have very creative shoots whereas my chute on more of a personal journey I feel like my portrait shoots are more of a counseling session, my mentoring sessions and more of accounts not only for me but for the women that I'm photographing that's my purpose so I guess my advice to you would be you get the posing manuals and you get the inspiration and you get the education but what I want from you is a commitment teo emotional honesty which is you must really must honor who you are and what you want every one of you is deserving of a career that paste them well every one of you is deserving of a lifestyle and love and balance and wealth and and really wondering who you are so many of us living half a life and of creative life has taught me anything it's taught me to be brave enough to actually live the life that I really dreamed of having and it sounds kind of cliche, but it's not because of you just a million times over the last two years, and it is significantly impacted my life standing up and talking about my career and watching you guys grow through there, it's just incredible and remember, stay positive and just stay on target and just reset your personal goals all the time and just believe in who you are and don't let anybody tell you who you are because you're the only person that can know yourself and you don't give up don't even give our not anybody fight for what you want and fight for what you believe in, so worth it, and thank you. Wait, I don't know if you could see that out there, everybody, but we have a standing ovation here in las vegas with a hundred percent studio audience, and it feels amazing. Thank you all, um, it's incredible the impact that creative I've can have, but it's through you and your generosity and your willingness to give everything and work hard so that the reach of what you know can go globally and it blows me away.