Olivier Duong has written an article titled “the shocking truth about what it takes to succeed in photography“. His point-of-view may seem slanted, but it matches my experience in other industries. It’s sad to see that business acumen is more important that one’s craft. Those I know who professionally work in an arts field are very business oriented. The ones who are the happiest in their work tend to do just enough business development and marketing to keep a comfortable level of revenue coming in. Myself, I would love to understand just how to get this balance right.
I keep coming back to life after photoshop. I’ve never been a photoshop user (long story), but I’m always interested in new techniques. This site is well worth keeping an eye on if you’re wanting to work with images but don’t want to pay Adobe tax.
MusicTech magazine have a fantastic article on mastering in Live. This is not an in-depth article on mastering, but rather some practical techniques one can use with Live‘s own tools. I love how simple and practical it is. Now I just need some time to put this in practice. The mid-side frequency response tailoring looks like it demands some special attention.