A brand NEW podcast episode is ready for you! And I`m so excited about this one! Because when you have a personal photography style it makes your work unique. It is your voice as a photographer. But…
Developing an aesthetic is probably the “toughest thing photographers struggle with”.
When you are new to photography, it’s normal to feel that finding a personal style is a mystery – that it´s something unreachable. You might even think that a personal style is only for those professional photographers who have “made it” and already have a thriving career.
And while it is true that finding a personal style is something that takes time to develop, you can certainly speed up the process if you know what to do to get there.
In this episode, I talk about finding a personal style in relation to photography, but no matter what type of creative work you do, you can use the same guidelines and techniques that I share, because the process and journey of uncovering your personal style are very similar.
So no matter whether you´re creating jewellery, ceramics, graphic design, flower decorations, paintings, or something else, you will be able to transfer most of my tips onto your craft. All you have to do is imagine that you replace photography with your artwork.
And, if you are an advanced photographer that already have a specific style but feel stuck in your current style, I also have some great tips for you in this episode.
Do you sometimes feel stuck, frustrated or like things aren’t moving forward the way you want them to? If so, you’re not alone. Feeling like this is super normal. The question is how do you deal with it. Because, how you deal with feeling stuck, insecure or overwhelmed will determine your ability to feel confident and connected with yourself.
You can take yourself down with your negative thinking faster than any enemy can. Your inner critic can kill your energy and drive like nothing else. And when that happens, it becomes impossible to think clearly and it´s going to be hard to find rational solutions to your problems. Plus the courage and determination you need to move forward stay away. Your negative thinking patterns seduce you into doubting your own potential and tricks you into playing it safe. Rather than supporting you, your inner critic tells you that nobody cares, that you are not good enough and that it´s best if you keep your head down. I´m here to remind you that you are NOT your negative thoughts, they are just a tiny part of who you are. And you must not let this tiny part of you control ALL of you. You deserve better! You deserve to treat yourself with love and respect! So decide to take back your power and set a new tone for how YOU talk to YOU. Don´t allow any inner bullying. It stops TODAY. Listen to the MiniBoost Episode and set your thinking straight immediately.
Can you believe it! We are already at episode number 4. YES! I really enjoy making the show. And even though I still feel very much as a beginner experimenting with podcasting, I absolutely love this way of sharing inspiration and knowledge with you.
And I´m blown away by all the positive attention The Empowered Creative show has received. It makes me super happy, so thank you so so much for tuning in, subscribing to the show and for all the amazing reviews on iTunes.
Just listen to this wonderful review: “Listening to Christina’s podcast is like sitting down with a close friend over a coffee. She offers so much actionable advice and encouragement for chasing your dreams. I highly recommend it!” Aww, melts my heart…This review was published by Kate Bragg on iTunes – so thank you kate.
I´m just beyond grateful for all your fabulous support. As one of my listeners said to me yesterday; “Christina, I start my day playing your podcast because I learn so much and it puts me in a good mood”. Wow! I think that´s incredible. This is exactly why I make this show; to uplift your spirit, empower your soul and give you strength to grow your creative career. So thank you for being here, thank you for all your support and love. You matter to me and that´s why I do this!
In this episode, I share8 things I wish I knew when I started photography
For those of you who don´t know my story, I started my photography career back in 2009 and within a year I made the jump from hobby photographer to fulltime photographer. After working with psychology and running a successful coaching business for more than a decade, this was a scary decision to make back then.
But at the same time, I had this artistic side in me that felt somehow neglected. When I finally got my first camera something inside of me instantly clicked and I was hooked and the urge to pursue photography became so consuming I couldn´t ignore it.
For a while, I was doing therapy sessions during the day, and then I took pictures in the evenings and on weekends. In the end, I was running two full-time jobs and I knew I had to choose because doing both was too much and I needed more time with my family.
I chose photography, and I jumped. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was all learning by doing and I made so many mistakes along the way. And I´m going to share some of them with you today – raw and real….so I hope you are ready!
If I’d only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been much more productive and much less frustrating. However, my frustrations and my mistakes are your gain!