Month: April 2020

4 Quarantine Photography Tactics You Should Be Doing

Zack Smith photography video tutorial
April 19, 2020

During these strange COVID19 times, we have the most unique opportunity as photographers to examine our business, creative process, and dreams from a perspective we have never known. With our normal lives as artists, teachers, and shooters paused, we can now revisit our goals, restructure our archives, tweak our workflow, and most of all view the future from a lens of productivity, creativity, and strength.

Join me as I present and takes questions on “4 Things Every Photographer Should Be Doing During Quarantine” – a step by step guide on:

  1. Getting confidence in the business of your photography through better contracts and templates, reexamine your overhead
  2. Learn new and fresh ideas on viewing your archives as a business opportunity and get new personal project ideas
  3.  Share Your Work w/ the World – how social media should work for you
  4. Know your strengths – Knowledge Valuation and how to know how valuable you are right between your ears!

This online photography seminar will debut on the ZOOM channel of the New Orleans Photo Alliance in two parts: Tuesday, April 21st 7pm CST for Parts 1 and 2 and then again on Tuesday, April 28th 7pm CST for Parts 2 and 4.

Please come back to this photography blog post after each session and I will have the transcriptions of the content, questions, and JPG’s I will share. I hope you will join me live please go to: https://neworleansphotoalliance.org/register-for-zack-smith-webinar/

Humility in the time of COVID

April 5, 2020

How is it going for you? How does it feel right now? How does having this new global perspective effect the way you view your world, much less THE world in a way you never have?

My thoughts could turn to how bad it is in one country vs my own. I can be thinking of how one city’s COVID19 response differs from my own. I could agree, or disagree, as to how one population isolates and performs its social distance vs another. One thing we can agree on is that we are connected, and we are experiencing a big broad brick wall in our face called humility. So, how does it feel?

April 2020 Smith Family Portrait
April 2020 Smith Family Portrait. ©Zack Smith Photography

Every hour that goes by, we are further pulled from that first day of realizing that this unwanted evolving virus was in our backyard. Every day we wake up no closer to the future of when it will end, but right in the middle of yesterday and tomorrow we have right now.

All we have is right now. Right now is the only time you can call your loved ones, ZOOM with a group of like minds, hold and cherish the ones that can benefit from inside your 6ft zone of comfort.

April 2020 Smith Family Portrait. ©Zack Smith Photography

We have a new reality out here in the USA, Louisiana, St. Bernard Parish, our home. We are grateful one of us still works, while the other spends the day with our daughter. We do what we have to in our own home to get through each day, closer to the day that we can slightly tweak our current reality. There’s hope in knowing soon we’ll meet our new family member, and that’s hopeful. There’s peace in knowing we’ll be even more connected to those around us and when we can finally let them in our little 6ft zone of comfort. That’s comforting.

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