A Free Online Resource for Artists
Looking for help staying motivated and inspired? This free, downloadable eBook by professional photographer Van Ditthavong might be just what you need.
by Van Ditthavong
Download at http://heythatsmycab.com/
Reviewed by Susan Soroko
For an occupation that’s gone from science to history, to journalism to art, to business to technology and back, photography is now all of the above – and new entrants need a guide.
Many business, how-to, and lessons-learned books give away the gems of wisdom in the first thirty pages, leaving the rest repetitive, filler, or uninspired. But this short book (88 pages) focuses only on Ditthavong’s learned-wisdom, knows just how far to go without preaching, and pauses thoughtfully after each baby step.
In a format that keeps the reader engaged and entertained, Ditthavong distills every day doubts and familiar clichés into a personal-motivation playbook:
“…You don’t want to be known as the photographer with awesome ideas. You want to be known as the photographer that gets things done.
CLICHÉ OF THE DAY: Finish what you start.”
Even seasoned photographers will find something to remind them why they became interested in photography in the first place.
Susan Soroko is an Arlington County resident and works in arts management.