Monday, May 25, 2009

Shake your tree today (by Chase Jarvis)

Chase Jarvis wrote a wonderful post in his blog. Is is called "Shake your Tree today" and you can find it here.

It contains ideas on what to do when you get stuck. It is about photography but can you also apply his ideas to programming.
  • Shoot personal work.
  • Set free that idea you've been holding onto.
  • Learn about video.
  • Connect with your peers.
  • Walk around with your camera.
  • Rent a piece of equipment you've been wanting to learn about.
  • Put together a book of your work.
  • Do the thing on your list that you most dread doing.
  • Remind yourself that the gear you can't afford is not the barrier keeping you from success.
  • Read up online about the history of photography and it's masters.
  • Admit to yourself that you don't know about something you've been pretending to know about.
  • Go sit in front of the newsstand at some mega book store.
  • Make a list of 5 clients you want in the next 24 months.
  • Rent a medium format film camera and shoot two rolls of 120.
  • Look through the pictures in my portfolio and appropriate an idea.
  • Take 100 pictures with your iPhone.
  • Refresh your website with at least one new picture.
  • Take a picture of something wherever you are when you read this post.
  • Quit your day job (!!!) if you hate it and can live without it.
  • Concept, shoot, and edit a short film (video) in a single day.
  • Show somebody your portfolio or a selection of pictures.
  • Back up your work. It's not that hard and it'll probably save your arse at some point in the very near future.
Go check the full post and its comments.

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