Pursuit of Lifelong Learning

As a creative, many of us work alone. It’s easy to get wrapped up in our own work and not make time for community and continued learning. Here are 5 things we’ve found to help us get out of that rut.

1. Find a business/creative mentor who has gone before you.

There are so many people who are willing to share the wisdom and knowledge that they have most likely learned the hard way. Why learn that on your own! Find someone you look up to and trust and simply ask them if they would be willing to meet with you on a regular basis! Buy them lunch or coffee and learn from them. Listen and share. More times than not, they will be learning from you as well! We all need each other!

2. Subscribe to Skillshare to learn from thousands of teachers who have put in hard work to provide you with all kinds of insight!

Take advantage of the FREE 30-day trial on Skillshare if you’re hesitant. We’re sure you’ll love it!

3. Subscribe to Phlearn for some incredible tutorials.

There are hundreds of photography classes ranging from photoshop basics to high end studio lighting set-ups.

4. Find a photo or piece of art and try to mimic it.

This is ONLY for a personal growth exercise. If you want to be like an artist and pick up on their techniques, you have to practice! File those away and take notes on what you learned and then use those techniques in your own original piece!

5. Have other creatives review your work.

There is nothing better than a good constructive criticism session. This is something that we often miss after being out of the college setting. Having others look over your work and tell you what could be improved upon is a great way to learn and grow.

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."

- Pele