Ultimately, as regular readers know, it is your lighting that is really the most important factor in producing great photographs of art. ~Steve Meltzer
High achievers make it a habit to “check in” with themselves. ~Ligaya Figueras
Never take any support, financial otherwise, for granted. Remember to show appreciation to supporters of your organization through awards and publicity in your newsletter, press releases, and on your website. ~Renée Phillips
Goals are a lot easier to accomplish when there are tangible ways of measuring them, so try to be as concrete and specific as possible. ~Ligaya Figueras
The road to success is rarely a smooth journey. It’s more often a bumpy ride into the unknown, littered with potholes, detours and dead ends, and filled with exciting adventures and great sights. ~Elena Parashko
Good recordkeeping will give you the peace of mind to concentrate on your career. ~Ligaya Figueras
Investing thought and effort into your art education will earn returns on both the dollars spent as well as improvements in your skills. ~Monette Satterfield
The arts are invaluable tools for providing incredible cultural experiences, and the demand for this travel genre is growing fast. ~Ligaya Figueras
There is nothing wrong with you having a 9-to-5 job and making your artwork on weekends and at night. You are not a failure because art is not your only income.
Planning your creative output is essential if you want to meet deadlines for exhibitions, competitions and commissions. ~Elena Parashko
If you’re an artist who lives in the Northeast, you may want to take advantage of the professional development offerings at Assets for Artists.
Photojournalist and film director Vincent Laforet makes the most of camera technology to create images in a way that wasn't possible a few years ago.
Learn to use your gear to get really creative and expand your artistic vision. "If your camera bag is a foreign country, there's only one way to learn to speak its language." ~ Bryan Peterson.
A policy, or rule for how you manage your business, can save you time and energy by establishing expectations and clearly explaining the consequences of not meeting those expectations.
Hint: Have expectations of the people you work with, and make them clear — the decisions you make about working with others aren’t personal.
"You can choose to start any task, however unpleasant it may appear, with an expectation of growing, learning, observing, reflecting and gaining from the experience."
Once your dream is on paper, your vision has a chance to become reality. Make a Post-It note with your goal, and read it several times a day. ~Jack White
If you allow your mind to be flexible, you give it the freedom to be resilient and seek new ways to succeed. ~Jack White
Painting certain subjects may often require the solving of complex color problems—be it the desire to emulate a color sensation in nature or anything the mind can conjure. ~Stephen Knudsen
The best way to manage busy periods is to plan for them. Do your best to predict when the busiest intervals of the year will be. ~Elena Parashko