ADHD and How I cope with it.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia back somewhere close to 1974. In those days many phycologists and other said the same thing about dyslexia that people are saying today about ADHD, “It’s just an “American disease” or “only problem with that kid is the way he was raised.” Now, of course, we know this isn’t the case at all. We have fMRIs that show there is something different going on in the brain of someone with either dyslexia or ADD.

Photographers who are ADD, ADHD or dyslexics are faced with unique challenges that other creatives and business people don’t face. In this video, I look at ways to cope with these differences.

If you are ADD or dyslexia, I would love to hear how you have learned to cope and excel in a world that isn’t attuned to they way you function.

I mention that I would link my packing Pro list so folks can download it. You will find it linked below. I hope it helps. Just use it as a starting point and tailor it to your need.

I am not sure I will have a video next week as I am leading a workshop inIndia with my good friend and workshop partner Piet Van den Eynde. But check back soon for a report of the week’s events.

Matt Brandon Video Log #11

Once again I attempt to start my VLOG. In this episode I talk about what I want to accomplish in these The new reboot of my video log. A small rant blog comments, a look at the Fujifilm X-T2, being a photographer and dyslexic/ADD and more.

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Bad at Spelling? Here is a helpful hint.

This is not a photo related entry today. But one I hope will be helpful to many folks. Maybe you are like me and cannot spell or maybe your grammar is, well, iffy. I was never great in school, in fact I just got out by the skin of my teeth as we say in the US. If you are a frequent reader of my blog you know I am dyslexic ((and ADD but that is for another blog entry.)) My blogs entries are not perfect, but better than they used to be, if you look at the old ones. Why? Have I gotten better at spelling? No. Has the spell checker gotten more accurate, maybe, but that is not the reason either. I found out a great way to proof.

It is a Mac thing, but maybe you Windows users have the same thing, I don’t know. I have my computer read the text back to me. It is simple, but I find many Mac users don’t know the computer can do this. Just highlight any text you write (or any text any place on the computer or the net) and then use the Keyboard shortcut “option-command (the apple key) R”. Then the computer will read you the text you just wrote. If you have miss-spelled a word you will hear it. If the grammar is off, you should hear it as well. Take a look at this:

Next Monday I am off to London for a week. So the blogging might take a hit. Don’t run off, I don’t want to loose any of you new readers. There is always more to come.