This week is more of a challenge than anything else. No excuses; it's time to go deeper. Commit. And start that personal project. This is an invitation to do just that—to tell me you're in, you're beginning, and for us to use this channel, at least in part, as a way to interact on the topic of building a body of work now.
It's also an invitation to check out my new book, The Soul of the Camera.
And, finally, this episode doubles as a fun drinking game. Grab a bottle of something (I'll use a nice Japanese whisky). Start the video. Every time I say the words "personal project" you take a shot. Then, once this 8 minutes is over and you've lost all your inhibitions, you'll start that challenge and make the first steps toward that project. If you can stand. Or see straight.
If you're in, tell me. Tell me what you're doing. And let's see where this takes us. One of the things I imagine us doing is a couple critique or review sessions. I'd love to look at some of your work as it develops and perhaps give you some thoughts or an outside perspective if that's helpful to you. I'm not sure yet what that looks like, but I'd like to give it a shot. Who's in?
David duChemin is a photographer, author, adventurer, entrepreneur, and the best-selling author of Within The Frame, VisionMongers, Photographically Speaking and over 25 other titles about the craft and art of photography. He is also the accidental founder and Chief Executive Nomad of Craft & Vision—publishers of photographic education and inspiration, and rabid defenders of the amateur and everyone who does this for the love of the photograph.
Vision is Better is a chance for you to ask David questions about photography and a chance for David to sound off on these things without, for once, having to write a damn book about it. Please leave your comments on the YouTube page, as that is where David will be interacting.
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