Inspirational Webinar: Ami Vitale

I usually spend a lot of the winter backing up my catalogue and also thinking of bigger projects for the coming year.

I stumbled across this great video from photojournalist Ami Vitale where she talks to Photoshelter about how to get inspiration for projects and how to pitch those projects to editors.

She also talked about ways for photographers to generate original story ideas:

  • Read voraciously
  • Talk to many different kinds of people
  • Localize and humanize bigger issues
  • Think visually about an idea
  • Write a lot. Put your ideas on paper
  • Be an observer of life
  • Trust your own instincts!

I hope you have time to watch the entire video and get some inspiration for 2012!