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Did you watch the Creative Corner?

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Have you had the chance to watch the Creative Corner’s YouTube channel? If you haven’t checked it out please do 🙂

What is the Creative Corner?

The Creative Corner is my personal journey as a creative. I plan to offer you tips, reviews and positive vibes on: graphic design, photography, video, drawings, books and other fun and exciting things going on.

You can watch episode 2 here Creative Corner Vlog 2

and if you missed the intro episode you can watch it here Creative Corner Vlog 1

For my next episode I plan to talk about photography, so if you are interested in photography, please make sure to subscribe and share it with anyone you know that is a creative.

You can connect with me on all social media channels here:

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Thank you!

A.L

Creative Corner Vlog 2 – Office tour

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Happy Saturday world,

Today I uploaded Vlog #2 of the new creative corner channel. This episode gives you a tour of my home office for mid 2017. I am slowly adding new equipment to help me with my design and photography work.

What is the Creative Corner? The Creative Corner is my personal journey as a creative. I plan to offer you tips, reviews and positive vibes on: graphic design, photography, video, drawings and books.

You can watch episode 2 here Creative Corner Vlog 2

If you missed the intro episode you can watch it here Creative Corner Vlog 1

You can connect with me on all social media channels here:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Email 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!