Tom Griscom is one of the most positive humans I have ever met and is fortunately one of our instructors here at BkC.  He was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle delivering these words of wisdom:

  • Take risks. Do things outside of your comfort zone. You hate to see redundancy in someone’s work.
  • Treat everything as subject matter. Have a world view and fit your subjects into how you see the world.
  • Be interested and engaged in the world. You will find that everything you come across could be an interesting subject to photograph.
  • Don’t worry about “style” so much, just expand your vision and your style will follow.
  •  Inspiration really does change from time to time.
  • Choose what works best for what you are interested in at any given time, the way a painter or a musician does. They change their styles and methods constantly. They evolve.
  • Understand how to use the tools you have to make the most expressive work you can. Intent will dictate how you use the tools.
  • Take a photograph a day - treat it like getting up and going to the gym.

"And always remember what Malcolm Gladwell said - ‘anybody can be a master of anything if they put in 10,000 hours.’ "I believe this to be true about everything in life." Check out the full article here

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