"People want to know how much you care, before they care how much you know."
In this new episode of Weekend Wisdom, one of the industry's best-known educators, writers and artists, my buddy Rick Sammon, joins me in a great discussion about being an instructor.
Rick and I first met in the early 80's in my Polaroid days. Over the years he's consistently stayed focused on education and helping photographers raise the bar on their technique and quality of their images. He's one of the best in the industry because of his dedication. Being an educator is a huge commitment, not just for the actual time you're teaching a class, but long after when your students have questions and need additional support.
I love the content in this podcast because so many of you hope to teach someday or speak at a convention. Just remember, it takes consistency in your presence, your message and the quality of your work.
A big thanks to Bryan Caporicci and Rob Nowell, founders of Sprouting Photographer and the new Sprout Studio. They never compromise on the quality of their images, their business or their relationships. It's a big reason Sprouting Photographer's podcasts were recognized on iTunes with the Best of 2014 Award. Plus, it was the only podcast in photography to receive the recognition.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.