Knowledge is Not a Skill

I used to be friends with a guy, Chad, who was a big movie buff. He knew every thing about movies. He fancied himself to be on par with Martin…

Sell to Connoisseurs, Not Consumers

The average person can’t tell why a $40 million Picasso is beautiful.  They just know everyone else thinks it is.  The average person couldn’t tell you the difference between a…

8 Ways to Support Your Local Creative Community

Although many communities support local businesses, supporting local art seems to be a different story. Our homes are filled with poster art of long dead artists, our furniture looks like…

Planning For Your Failure Guarantees Your Failure

Many of us, without realizing it, are manifesting our own failures.  We have this intention of pursuing our dreams, but then we also instantly think of a back up plan…

Copycats and Creative Commoditization

The famous Ansel Adams photograph, “Maroon Bells” (1964), is possibly one of the most replicated photographs among nature photographers.  Run a Google images search on “Maroon Bells” and you’ll see…

Free = Worthless

When I was a freelancer, I would often look on CraigsList for jobs.  I have to admit, when I first started out, I did some work for free, hoping that…

Share Your Creativity

One of the things I cherish is being able to share my photography with my girlfriend.  She also shares her artwork with me.  We give each other feedback on how…