Sunday, March 4, 2012

You Don't Drown By Falling In Water

© Rick Sammon
"You don't drown by falling in water. You drown by staying there." -  Zig Ziglar

In today's high-tech, fast-paced world, it's easy for photographers to feel as through they are drowning - drowning when it comes to keeping up with camera and computer technology, as well as with social media.

Been there, felt that . . . like many of my photographer friends.

But following Zig Ziglar's good advice, we need to get out of the water.

We can do that by learning.

For example, we need to learn about the latest camera gear and accessories. We need to learn how to use the latest versions of Photoshop CS and Lightroom. We need to learn how to use the latest plug-ins and HDR programs.

Of course, we need to keep up with social media tools: not only twitter, facebook and Google+, but with DIGG, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on. The saying used to be "Publish or perish." Today it's "Socialize or Succumb."

We need to see what iPhone and iPad apps are available that can help our photography and photography business.

Keeping up is a lot of work, for sure.

Just as important as all the aforementioned stuff, we need to keep healthy, exercising daily and eating right. That's a must.

Add to that family time and relaxing time, and trying to stay afloat becomes a full-time job in itself.

Summing up my friends, we need to change . . . as the times they are a changin'.

Here's another quote that relates to changing and to the topic of this post:

"When you are through changing, you are through." - Bruce Baron

Finally, here's a quote that inspires me to learn and to keep my head above water:

Learning is Health.

Explore the light,
Rick



P.S. If you like inspirational quotes, check out my app, Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature on my apps page. Photo tips are included, too.

No comments: