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.

New Video: So who is OFMP.ORG?

Introduction to The On Field Media Project from On Field Media Project on Vimeo.

The On Field Media Project is an organization I started a couple of years ago that provides training in photography, videography and social media for small non profits so that they are better prepared to tell the ongoing story of the good work they are doing in the field. In the modern day, building a continual digital relationship between the organization and their supporters is essential. OFMP bridges that gap to give these organization the storytelling tools they need to continually share with backers, donors and allies. We also strive to see these organizations become self sufficient and non-reliant on pro photographers. Not to take any work away from the pro (there will always be work for the pro), but to empower these organization to begin to tell their own story in a powerful and timely way when they can. Continue reading

Photographers

The Coal Haulers of Varanasi, India & the Fuji GFX

(Note: All these photos are taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, NOT the GFX.) Late last month, Piet Van Den Eynde...

Learning to be a good photographer

Learning to be good at photography is a lot harder than most people let on. We’ve all heard it countless...

Depth of Field: Damien Lovegrove

Damien Lovegrove is a treasure trove of both photographic and business knowledge. With years of photographic commercial and wedding work...

Depth of Field: Dan Carr

I had the pleasure of working with Dan Carr online many years ago when we wrote for the same photo...

Depth of Field Podcast: Piper Mackay

Piper Mackay represents the dream of so many photographers out there. She was working a successful career and gave it...

Depth of Field Podcast: David Bergman

David Bergman is one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet. He is humble, unassuming and crazy good at what...

Depth of Field: Timothy Allen

I am starting a new “season” of the Depth of Field Podcast with the impressive work of Timothy Allen.  As...

New Video: So who is OFMP.ORG?

Introduction to The On Field Media Project from On Field Media Project on Vimeo. The On Field Media Project is...

The On Field Media Project, Teaching NGOs to Tell Their Own Stories

“Photographs are the portal to one’s first impression of a non-profit’s mission via their website. Having amateurs do that work...

Rajasthan Photo Trek Participants’ Work.

  Every workshop I lead I try to post some of my participants’ work that was shot during the workshop....

Guest Post: My first photography workshop

I fell in love with photography in high school. Unfortunately, I wasn’t willing to commit time or money to further...

Marco Pierre White and Greatness

Recently I watch an episode of Master Chef Australia that featured Chef Marco White. This is Master Chef Australia  not...

PetaPixel Playing With The Truth

    In a recent blog post the tech/photography site PetaPixel suggested a workaround for getting more camera gear on...

X-citing News

I am excited to announce that I am now listed as an Fujifilm X-Photographer. I, along with Malaysian Photographers Kim...

A Podcast: A conversation on the Fujifilm X System with Piet Van den Eynde #02

  Last year after the Rajasthan Photo Trek, Piet Van den Eynde and I decided to take a few minutes...

Fujifilm 2014 Rajasthan Photo Trek Participant’s Favorites

Thanks Alou, Matt and Piet for the great time and all I had learnt in Rajasthan. Hope to join you...

Radha Gopinath Krishna Temple

Today we walked through the Chand Pol (main market) of Jaipur. We had not gone very far when I heard...

Fujifilm Rajasthan Photo Trek Participant’s Work

   I wanted to post this a few days back but the internet has been sketchy. This is the first...

Ami Vitale: Ripple Effect

Every so often I like to post something just to inspire my readers. Especially if it is from a friend....

A Podcast: Mitchell Kanashkevich

Mitchell Kanashkevich is probably one of the most talented photographers I know. He has gotten that way by shooting continuously....

A little inspiration

httpvh://youtu.be/S3eSMVsRqww Mary Ellen Mark is one of the few real living legends in photography left today. Her images are full...

The Last Roll of Kodachrome

  If you’re a photographer and haven’t heard about Steve McCurry shooting the last roll of Kodachrome then you’ve been...

Rajasthan Photo Trek: Good to Great Part 2

  The Rajasthan Photo Trek 2013 is officially over and officially a resounding success! Not only did the participants have fun,...

Rajasthan Photo Trek: Good to Great

  I am very impressed with the images coming from this group. So much so, I want to share some...

Depth of Field Podcast

Podcast host Matt Brandon, a humanitarian and travel photographer, interviews working photographers from around the world. Listen as Matt carries on conversations with respected photographers from many different fields and uncovers what it took for them to be successful. Listen to his guest share both secrets and stories of their journey.

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Depth of Field: Damien Lovegrove

Damien Lovegrove is a treasure trove of both photographic and business knowledge. With years of photographic commercial and wedding work...

Podcast: A look at the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and more…

Every year after our workshop in India, Piet Van den Eynde and I spend an hour or so talking about...

Depth of Field: Dan Carr

I had the pleasure of working with Dan Carr online many years ago when we wrote for the same photo...

Depth of Field Podcast: Piper Mackay

Piper Mackay represents the dream of so many photographers out there. She was working a successful career and gave it...

Depth of Field Podcast: David Bergman

David Bergman is one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet. He is humble, unassuming and crazy good at what...

Depth of Field: Timothy Allen

I am starting a new “season” of the Depth of Field Podcast with the impressive work of Timothy Allen.  As...

Depth of Field: Michael D Davis

Michael D. Davis is the photographer’s friend. Mike Davis is a photo editor. Photo editors are people photographers have a...

Depth of Field: Kevin Russ

Kevin Russ, by his own admission likes to take the path of least resistance. This path has taken him from...

Depth of Field: Douglas Kirkland

Douglas Kirkland is one of photography’s legends, there’s no other way around it. He’s made a treasure trove full of...

Depth of Field: Brian Smith

Brian Smith has carved out a name for himself in photographing the rich and, as he puts it, the infamous....

Depth of Field: Michael Yamashita

I have been looking forward to talking with Michael Yamashita for years. Yamashita is a National Geographic icon. He has shot...

Depth of Field: Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman is one of the photographers I had wanted to interview for a long time. His book on composition,...

 

 

 

Photography Tour of Bhutan 2015

Taktshang Monastery

Taktshang Monastery

All photos by Robert van Koesveld

Photography Tour of Bhutan  18 September – 2 October 2015

Leaders Matt Brandon, Robert van Koesveld and Libby Lloyd. Suitable for all levels of adventurous photographers & travelers.

 

Twice I have been able to shoot with Robert van Koesveld in extreme locations.  The first time was on the overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu, the second was last month in Ladakh, India and each time I was amazed at both his patience with people and his ability to draw people out in a conversation. This last trip to Ladakh Robert was joined by his wife Libby Lloyd. Robert and Libby are experts on Bhutan and it’s culture and thus quite knowlegable about Buddhism as well – always handy while traveling in Ladakh. You can’t travel with these two without hearing of their many travels to the mystical land of Bhutan. In fact they have published a gorgeous book on Bhutan titled, Bhutan Heartland. If you have ever travel with me you know Bhutan has been on my bucket list for sometime. So it is with great excitement that I announce the Photography Tour of Bhutan 2015 co-lead with  Robert van Koesveld & Libby Lloyd. Continue reading

2014 Ladakh Photo Trek…WOW!

 

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Leh, Ladakh

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Leh, Ladakh

 

Piet Van den Eynde, Alou and I just concluded what might have been the hardest workshop I have ever ran. Not because we didn’t have fantastic participants. On the contrary, we had great participants, many of whom were repeat clients. Not because they were not all really talented photographers – they all were – even though that is not a requirement to participate in one of our trips. It was because so many things just happened. Like God looked down and said, “I think I’ll give you a little run for your money, Matt. You need some new stories to tell!” Continue reading

PetaPixel Playing With The Truth

 

 

NPPA-ID

In a recent blog post the tech/photography site PetaPixel suggested a workaround for getting more camera gear on your next flight. The solution is, just lie. Forge your own press credentials and say you are with a media service. Apparently the major airlines have deals for traveling media professionals and will allow extra baggage for just $50 a bag. As a traveling photographer always worried about weight,  I read through the PetaPixel article with interest. That is until I reached the bottom of the post when author DL Cade quoted Canadian photographer Von Wong (another Fuji x-photographer) who said, just make your own credential. “Boom. Instant proof.” Seriously?  Continue reading

Does your world view influence your art?

How do you view the world?

How do you view the world?

 

There is a question that pops up every so often about how much does world view influence our work as photographers? To answer that we need to define world view. One dictionary puts it like this:

world view: world·view  (wûrld’vyü)
n. In both senses also called Weltanschauung.
1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.

I can work with that. Continue reading

A Podcast Review of “The Photographers Workflow” e-Book

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I have been wanting to write a lengthy review of a very precise nature filled with my musings on the amazing new e-book by Gavin Gough called The Photographers Workflow.  But frankly, I am much too lazy. There is just way too much to cover. So I simply rang up Gavin on Skype and had a nice long chat about his book.

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 buynowRemember when you check out use the discount code: baldguys for $10 off. (This code is good only through Feb 8th, 2013)

There really is no need for me to go into much detail here other than to say this is one of the best e-book values on the market today. Don’t think that $30 ($20 if you use the discount “baldguys”) is a lot for an e-book. If this was some 20 to 30 page e-book taking what you already know then, yes, maybe. But it is not. Gavin has gone into an amazing amount of detail on two of the most uses modules of Lightroom, the Library module and the Develop module. Continue reading