How writing might help your images

About 5 years in the past I began writing nearly each morning and it’s helped my images and my enterprise. Beneath I clarify how.

“The Artist Method”

“The Artist Method” is a guide/workbook by Julia Cameron. It had been beneficial to me by a fellow artist (or two). Once I first obtained it I learn via it simply to get an concept of what it was about, what it might assist me with and if it have been one thing I might actually make investments any time into past simply studying it. I’ll nonetheless return and ‘do’ the workouts sooner or later however one of many first issues she asks you to do is write what she calls Morning Pages.

Each morning I write three pages on 8.5-by-11-inch paper. I began final June. Initially, I assumed it might assist me cope with my mom’s sickness but it surely has develop into a part of my each day routine and a lot extra.


One of many issues that writing each day helps with is concepts. While you sit down and write no matter involves thoughts some days you’re feeling just like the fountain of concepts won’t ever cease and others chances are you’ll simply have one or two. The factor is, now you may have them down on paper. Once I’m doing my writing I make fast notes within the margins so I do know I can return and discover sure concepts to behave on them. As an illustration, when I’ve concepts for articles for Photofocus I put a fast “PF” within the margin, “Weblog” for a weblog concept, “See!” for my mentorship program, and so forth. I can then return to these notes to recollect what concepts I had and take motion on them.

Should you’re engaged on a challenge for a shopper it’s a good way to get all the concepts for the challenge out of your head. Simply spill all of it out, no matter involves thoughts and from that different concepts occur, write these down too. Give your self permission to only do a thoughts dump on paper. Engaged on a photoshoot? Writing is a wonderful option to get all the concepts you may have out as effectively, backdrops, places, logistics, gear … something that involves thoughts that has to do with that shoot, write it down.

writing can help your photography


Typically irrespective of how a lot we attempt to consider an answer to an issue — perhaps with a shopper, our gear, our software program, modifying or a selected shot — we will’t appear to give you an answer. Strive writing it out. Don’t maintain again and nothing is off-limits. You by no means know what wild concept might come out of your head that can repair the problem you’re having.

writing can help your photography

Clear your head

Oftentimes on Monday mornings, your thoughts is already racing with all of the belongings you wish to create this week. Cease. Sit down and write. Simply dump all of it out on the web page. This may assist you to begin your week off with a transparent head, and a good suggestion of what you wish to accomplish and also you’ll really feel a lot much less anxious about the whole lot that was occurring in your thoughts.

I by no means thought I might nonetheless be writing nearly each day three years after beginning, however I’m. It has helped me keep extra centered, plan, observe via and give you concepts for my very own work and enterprise that I’m unsure I might have in any other case had. Give it a attempt, begin immediately. Let me know the way it goes.