This past weekend, in-between the moving and unpacking, I had the opportunity to attend Alt Summit for Everyone. There, on a crazy cool online conference platform, I got to take classes on topics such as graphic design, photoshop, iMovie, and social media. Along with hearing from a couple of my favorite bloggers. It was awesome, to say the least. And 100% inspiring. I could go on all day talking about the little things I learned like what DPI and PPI stands for (dots per inch and pixels per inch, respectively. But instead, I decided I wanted to share the 3 things I am taking away. The things that truly inspired me. AND BOY, are they good.
1. It takes 10,000 hours to be an expert I can’t tell you how many times my piano teach told me this back in the day, and for some reason it always went in one ear and out the other. But hearing it again from Jordan @ Oh Happy Day really resinated with me. Being a little older, having my own goals, and knowing what I want out of life itself gave meaning to the quote. Now, *all* I have to do is spend 10,000 hours behind the camera. I calculated it out, if I never sleep and never do anything out, I will be an expert photographer in 416.6667 days ;)
2. You have to want it Simple advice from the beautiful, crazy talent, super mom Oh, Joy. I touched on this topic here a little, but when I was sitting in my accounting class I liked what I was learning. Honestly, I love learning anything so this doesn’t surprise me. But, my heart just wasn’t there. Whenever I started to talk about being a CPA one day, people would ask me why, and I would say “Well, I want to make money.” It was always about the money. Now when I talk about being a lifestyle photographer, its never about the money. NEVER EVER. It’s about telling everybody’s individual story and it’s about being happy. And I want to be happy. I really, really want to be happy.
3.”A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end, but not necessarily in that order. John-Luc Godard” Jenner Brown brought this quote to my attention during a presentation on iMovie and it really made me stop and think. Next time I am making a movie, I am going to keep this in mind. My goal for this blog is to incorporate more and more short films, so I am thankful for any information I can get my hands on when it comes to shooting/editing. Jenner Brown is a wealth of knowledge and really knew how to teach. I can’t wait to make another short film..soon!
Thanks for the great weekend and the new knowledge, Alt Summit!
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