Time management is a huge issue for many photographers, especially when it involves finding the time to be creative. Yet the only way to improve as a photographer is to dedicate as much time as possible to your craft, and that involves everything from shooting in the field, to post processing on the computer, and presenting your work. One of my favorite quotes is from photographer David Ward, who says that “time is the best investment you can make in your photography.”
For me this is so true, which is why I dedicate as much time as possible to improving my work as a photographer. In addition, there are many other areas of creativity that can improve your photography tremendously. I read as much as possible on a variety of topics, look at other art forms regularly, and I’m trying to develop a habit of creative writing for 20-30 minutes each day.
But even with the best intentions, there are always distractions and obstacles, and recently I came across an excellent ebook by Mark McGuiness called “Time Management for Creative People”. I read it cover to cover in one sitting, and have since re-read it to further try and apply many of the concepts Mark explains in the book. Best of all, it is free!
If you’re a photographer (or just like being creative) and have any interest in finding more time to dedicate to creativity, I highly recommend Mark’s book. Check out Mark’s other free ebooks on the Wishful Thinking Blog.