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“If you want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.” - Woody Allen
As I sit here at my computer, trying to create this blog post, I thought of this quote. Why you might ask? Well, COVID hit our house over the weekend and what once was a busy week turned into quarantine and a week off.
So, instead of sharing a blog about all the wonderful, amusing questions we get asked as photographers. I am going to give you tips and tricks to get through a week of quarantine.
First and foremost, take your vitamins and meds and hope you feel better soon.
But, if you have some unplanned free time, here are my suggestions of things to do:
Today I am working on my Certified Professional Photographer(CPP) renewal! If you don’t already have your CPP, this is also a great time to declare and start studying.
Polish up an image and prep it for Print Competition! Every photographer who enters Print Competition comes out a better photographer. The beauty of PrintComp, as I like to call it, you are only competing against yourself. If you are ready to take the leap visit https://www.ppgh.org/image_competition
Calibrate your monitors! I am using my Spyder 5 to calibrate all 3 computer monitors and Samsung TV. That way I can show my clients their images in their true colors on any device. It’s a great time to sit back with a cup of coffee and watch the pretty colors!
Read or listen to a good business book or two. I generally have two books going at all times. My most recent books that I love are The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran & Michael Lennington and Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. Audible has been my go to book service. Along with the monthly credits, there are “free” podcasts and books to listen to.
Speaking of Podcasts, this is a great time to catch up on them, too! A lot of great photographers and business folks have weekly podcasts from photography world banter. Some of my favorites are Gary Hughes and Booray Perry’s Photobomb or Sue Bryce Education’s The Portrait System Podcast.
Last, but not least, rest. Sometimes, unplanned downtime is God’s way of telling you to take a break! Get some fresh air, take a nap, and have Pho delivered to you.