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31 Resources for Visual Inspiration

A lot of creative types claim they don't enjoy planning, but gathering inspiration is one of the best parts of the pre-production process, I promise. When I'm producing photo shoots, putting together the creative direction is not only fun, but useful: it helps me hone in on a vision, acts as a trigger for new ideas, and provides examples of lighting and composition, which make it much easier to communicate with the client and crew. Thank

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How To // Planning for Magazine Editorial Coverage

A few weeks ago, I was in a shop pulling wardrobe for a series of photo shoots, and the store owner asked me: “Is this for December?” I was floored. “Oh no, that’s been finished. This is for January.” It took me a second to realize that shopping in mid-November totally made sense for holiday from a retail standpoint. But magazines require a longer lead time than web or newspapers, so getting exposure in a glossy

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Current Obsession // Podcast Madness

Ever since Serial blew up, there’s been a lot of talk about the explosion of the podcast. Not to sound all hipster-braggy, but I’ve been listening to podcasts since 2008, and while I still have some oldies-but-goodies (Pop Culture Happy Hour, Marketing Over Coffee, Star Talk Radio) in rotation, lately I’ve been exploring the world of entrepreneurship and lifestyle podcasts. Here are a few I’m currently obsessed with: Being Boss This is my favorite podcast right now,

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Tips & Advice // 4 Reasons to Create A Look

I have this weird habit of editorializing my personal style--it comes with the job, I guess. Though I don’t go quite as far as wearing the same thing every day like this art director (which actually seems like a good idea), I like creating a look each season because it makes it easier for me to shop and edit my wardrobe. The benefits are small but meaningful: In addition to saving time getting dressed every

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Fall trends

Fashion // Try These Fall 2015 Trends Now

With fashion month under our collective designer belts and Winter a not-so-distant memory (hallelu!), it might seem weird to talk about Fall when everyone is so desperate for Spring. Real talk, though: It’s not exactly hot outside. In fact, this transition period is one of the few times of year when we can mix winter and summer gear and not look completely crazy. Wanna wear a tank top with a faux fur chubby and boots?

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