It’s no secret that every photographer functions slightly differently and has their own personal “flow” as to how they’d like to structure their time. I recommend that you create a plan for you that makes sense with how you work.Takeaway: I was excited to find Bryan's blog, and he makes great points here about "batching" your work. There are two efficiencies here. One, you get things that you know how to do done more quickly in a batch. Two, by setting aside times to batch work, you're being rigourous about getting important tasks, even ones you don't like, completed.
Whether it’s a break to walk the dog, call a friend, or have a snack, be sure to take them! It’s easy to go HOURS without leaving my desk, and I have definitely had moments where I forget to eat because I am so involved in what I am doing.Takeaway: Nicole's post is largely about managing focus, and she makes a great point related to a method I often use: the phase shift. Around 2 or 3 pm, I frequently change my environment…whether this is working from a conference room for an hour, from one of the couches, etc, it doesn't matter. The point is that change of environment helps maintain focus, especially when my brain is quickly running out of juice.
I am most alert and creative to get my most pressing work done. It means prioritizing my day based on when my body and mind work best.Takeaway: I read this post, a bit randomly, back in 2014 and it crytalized a lot of what I had been hearing about energy management. I've since been trying to slowly rework my schedule so that it's easier for me to experiment and find my most productive times of day.
Subject Matter: Particularly inspiring in its scope, this earth and climate-focused photography contest is soliciting images it can use to move viewers to take action against climate change.
Subject Matter: Upload your best macro photos for a chance to be printed in the UK’s Digital Camera magazine.
Subject Matter: I think we all know that good health will add years to your life. Figuring out the theme of this one will be quite the exercise for your brain, as well.
Subject Matter: Horses are majestic creatures, and you've got a chance here to show off your best horse photos and get some...horse stuff. I also love that they're upfront about the contest criteria: "This is a popularity contest."