Monday, September 10, 2007

Seven Ways to Get Happy & Stay Happy

I came across a website alittlenews.wordpress.com. A blog site from a small town newspaper photojournalist for 17 years. Gary Cosby, Jr. dreamed of becoming a photographer for the THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC as a young photojournalist.

He started his blog just a couple of months ago, and its quickly gaining popularity. Ive had the chance to read his "Seven Ways To Get Happy And Stay Happy!" Article which actually helps all of us struggling photojournalists find inner peace and improve our skills along the way.

He humbly admits that some of his pictures are results of having found a blog about off camera lighting. Which blog? Strobist.com of course, the mother of off camera lighting ran by Mr. David Hobby.

Here's a summary of his article. Seven Ways to Get Happy & Stay Happy:

1) Work For Yourself. When you are happy with your own work, others will like it too.
2) Dont’ Worry, Be Happy - Focus on your work, not on things that are beyond your control.
3) Whistle while you work. A good attitude means more than good photos.
4) Be an educator rather than a complainer.
5) Every day, every assignment, push yourself to get better.
6) Be a proactive member of your newsroom.
7) Stand on your head. It will give you a different perspective from the everyone else.





10 comments:

Jaswinder Singh said...

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Kignston said...

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Luciano Bove said...

Ciao and thanks for your visit...most of the photos on my blog are mines..I take them and the short videos too (like the one on Ravello Italy).
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Neorelix said...

Excellent shots. Thanks for your comment - that pic is from a 1937 book about to be republished. links on the post. Cheers.

rwez said...

Hi there,

Thanks for visiting my blog a while ago and your compliments about my work. Since I just arrived home from a 6 week trip to Indonesia, I now finally have time to visit your blog. You have some awesome works on your site and some great tips! Thanks for sharing them with us.

If you're interested in having a look at my photographs from Indonesia, please don't hesitate and visit my blog again for a preview, or visit my website for all pictures.

blog: http://rwez.blogspot.com/
site: http://photo.mitranet.nl/Indonesia2007/

Thanks again!

Rick Wezenaar
Photographer

Kelly said...

Those are awesome shots!

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Bastian Löhrer said...

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Bastian