Learning To Adapt Lest I Perish
With all the banter of cyberspace and it being a critical component in marketing my photographic and multimedia storytelling work, I had become so focused on that boring aspect that I have begun to lose my love for the one thing I knew I wanted to do since the age of 15 – be a visual content creator.
Then I found the guidance I needed – Through the website Craft & Vision.
Before having come across Craft & Vision’s Website, I had begun to feel like I was treading water against the current of the ever increasing flood of information and what not and was being swept downstream with no way to stop the direction I was headed.
I come from the old business school, so to speak, of photography. You met with a client – ie; Art Director, Ad Agency, Editor, etc, showed them your book, and dealt with them directly. The industry has changed since that time (I’m talking mid-late 90’s). Now it’s about developing relationships in cyberpsace, using social media, twitter, Facebook, building a tribe aka Seth Godin, etc.
Through Craft & Vision’s e-book offerings, I found two e-books where each one was a very affordable $5.00 that have helped get me refocused and centered to realize I have one of two options – Adapt Or Perish.
As I’ve learned in this new world of visual content creation, change is not easy – or comfortable. Old habits die REALLY hard. I’ve been struggling with unlearning how I use to do things and adapting to this new world of photography as it is today.
Corwin’s e-books have helped me get my love for photography – and multimedia storytelling – back on track. I still experience that internal resistance around it as it still requires me to continuously unlearn these ingrained old habits moment by moment.
In this process, I realized I don’t know what else it is I would do – so I HAVE to make this work.
How badly Do I REALLY want to make this work?
You have no idea!