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The Creative Vlog

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Hello world!

Did you check out the two new Creative Vlog posts? Have you subscribed to the Creative Vlog Channel? If you haven’t, I would like to invite you to check out my channel. 🙂

I want to bring you valuable content in the fields of graphic design, photography, video, reviews, technology, self-improvement, life and fun.

At the same time this vlog will document my journey to success as a creative and it would mean the world to me if you joined my journey. please subscribe, comment and give feedback.  

10X Planner unboxing/Review here – Vlog 003

Denver, CO  – Vlog 004

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Now let’s go out there and let’s get creative!

Best regards,

A.L. Designs

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Lets connect on LinkedIn!

This year I set a goal to update and use my LinkedIn account more often. So if you have one lets connect on this professional network. 🙂

Best,

A.L. Designs

2018: Another year of challenges

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I want to try something new.

This year I have committed to writing down my goals daily in the AM and PM.

I have also written down all my general goals for 2018 in the areas of personal, health and finance.

I have committed to starting a vision board and to continuously update it.

I have written down how I want 2018 to look and feel, as well as my top priority for this year.

It’s seriously time to move!

It’s time to go out and change!

It’s time to go out and hustle!

I hope you all have a productive and successful new year.

Below is a list of a few questions I took the time to answer for myself. These might help you or someone else.

Fill them out today (copy & paste to a word doc).

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How do you want 2018 to look and feel?

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Who do you want to be in this upcoming year?

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What do you want your days to look like?

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What do you want to accomplish?

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What is my top priority for 2018?

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What do you need more of in your life / less of?

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What are you not available for? (Negative peeps)

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What is one thing that holds you back that you are willing to let go of?

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What is 1 new habit that you will introduce to make yourself better?

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Let me know your thoughts.

Best regards,

A.L. Designs

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The first 100!

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Hey guys! I just wanted to share this cute photo of baby Aaron that I took on Sunday. I posted this photo late last night on IG with the quote: Smile “It’s a language which we all understand” the amount of love this image got in such a short amount of time was incredible!

This photo got 100 + likes, I know that’s not much, but for me that is! It was an amazing feeling to reach my first 100 hearts! My images usually get 30 – 70 likes after a few hours, this little guy reached 100+ in less than 10 mins!

My main goal is to continue to improve so that one day my work can reach 1,000s of viewers. I want to share my images with the world.

If you currently don’t follow me, I would appreciate it dearly if you to visit my instagram page and for those who are already following me THANK YOU!!!

-A.L.

Artists know your worth…

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During last night’s photography class, my teacher said something that truly impacted me in a positive way. A student asked about how much he should be charging people for events. I find myself in the same situation, so this question was perfect.

The teacher said that we should not under charge even if we are still students. The reason is you don’t want to devalue your work. At the same time, we should not be over charge because we are still in the learning phase. The teachers said people don’t realize how much work goes into photography or any creative field.

When it comes to photography, customers don’t understand that the price you are quoting them is not only for the time spent taking photos, it also includes the hours spent doing the photo editing. Photo editing is a must, no image no matter how good your equipment maybe is ready out of camera, you need to edit it. Editing makes a huge difference colors are more vibrant, blemishes on the face are covered and the image is sharpened. Every step done in editing is with the sole purpose of presenting the best image possible to your customer.

The same applies for quotes I give for graphic design projects, it takes work and it takes time. I work full time as a designer for a company, but I am also a freelance designer, so I am working on projects on my free time, and time to everyone is valuable! My rates on design projects are on the low side compared to other designers, but I can see firsthand why they charge what they charge. They deserve it! You as an artist are providing them with a creative service.

So if you are a creative of some kind remember do not hesitate to charge what you in your heart feels like a fair rate for the work you can provide.

If you are interested in attending the free photography workshop you can check out the events page for dates, times and locations.

Keep creating,

-Alondra

 

Be Patient

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Be Patient….

We live in a world where we expect everything to happen or to be given to us instantly in this “microwave society”. We want it fast and with very little effort, but that is not how it works. Take the above snail, it has a destination it wants to get to. The snail can only move so fast and it knows it, so all the snail can do is be patient and keep moving forward inch by inch.

The best things in life are achieved by working hard in the direction of your goals/passion.  Everything you are working for will be awarded at its due time, so learn to be patient. Remember its not about the destination, its about the journey getting to your destination.

Don’t worry about the successes or achievements of others around you, use that as  motivation and continue to work toward your goals. Be patient, focus and get to work!

Have a great week everyone!