Random Positive Reinforcement
From David Allen on the GTD Podcast [http://gettingthingsdone.libsyn.com/ep-30-david-allen-gtd-keynote-in-milan-part-two] : > “One of the factors of creating addiction is random positive reinforcement. If you’re trying to train your dog…you don’t want a treat every time. The more random, the more powerful the addiction to the behavior.
I wrote yesterday about not being precious with the work you release online. I followed it up with an apology on Twitter of how precious I've gotten with my work since leaving Tumblr. Tumblr was built to kill preciousness about creative work. It made posting content of any length or
Stop Making Photos for Photographers
The majority of photos I see every day (on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, blogs, you name it) are made to impress other photographers. Perfect composition! How did you do that with an iPhone?! That ISO range is INSANE! How boring we must seem to everyone else. You have a gift.
Which Photo Best Represents You?
My college photography professor, Monte Gerlach [https://www.facebook.com/monte.gerlach.7], emailed me last month to say he was retiring and wanted to put together a gallery showing of his favorite students’ work. He asked if I would contribute a print. I was honored by request but it
What Are You Wrong About?
If you’re never wrong about anything, you’re not trying hard enough. I’ve started a list of things I may be wrong about and it’s teaching me a lot. Mostly, it’s teaching me empathy for the decisions of others, even if I don’t change my
Why I Don't Instagram
For those who ask about my Instagram account: I have one, but I don’t post there. I post to my personal site [http://thislifeofleisure.com].
Why I Don't Instagram
Being a photography enthusiast, people often ask me why I’m not Instagramming. Here’s why: 1. I don’t believe in the company. 2. The constraints present are not useful constraints for me. I get to choose my constraints. It’s one of the advantages of being an amateur.
"Visual Journalism" in the Instagram Era
An interview with “Photography Theorist” Fred Ritchin in Mother Jones [http://www.motherjones.com/media/2013/07/bending-the-frame-fred-ritchin-photojournalism-instagram] get details about his new book, “Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen,” and his views on the state of photojournalism: > “There is enormous need for professionals who know how to