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7 ways to break plateaus and grow as a photographer

After a long period of time feeling stagnant about my work, I’ve come across some great techniques to help get past plateaus and help improve my skills as a photographer. Today, I’m sharing with you what worked the best!

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Trina Dinnar - I love these tips. Very insightful. Thanks!March 31, 2015 – 5:59 pm

Phil - Thoroughly enjoyed the post. I have taken workshops with one of the Photographers I look up to, I have a few more I would like to spend a couple of hours with. I have tried the “sticking with one lens for an extended period”, it was very helpful as I wasn’t to happy with my Primes after I got the first one. I shoot primarily Sports, but would love to be able to learn more in the portrait style shoot. I guess I’ll be dragging my Petri 35mm back out now!December 30, 2012 – 1:14 pm

Mark Gonzales - Great write-up Tim! I hope to work with you again in 2013! Stay up buddy.December 30, 2012 – 1:03 pm

An update & an explanation

Been some time, ya? It’s been quite awhile since my last post on here, and you’re probably a bit curious why. Well, to be honest – there have been several reasons – and since I like to keep things personal between us, I won’t short you on the details.  Here’s a quick list of things […]

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Darren - Thanks for the honest update – Looking forward to hearing more from you in 2013!January 15, 2013 – 10:59 pm

Debbie - P.S. I hope to take your workshop one day. I’ll stay tuned for more details…January 1, 2013 – 9:11 am

Debbie - It’s a joy and refreshing to have you back! Being you! Wishing blessings and the very best as you follow your heart/dreams.January 1, 2013 – 9:08 am

Alison Howard - Can’t wait to read more!December 31, 2012 – 4:40 pm

Kristin - Excited for you and the blog changes! Your work is amazing! :)December 28, 2012 – 8:14 pm

maria jose - Hi! i’m a fan of your work, i’m from chile and I just can’t believe you where here! haha hope you had a good time, I myself have never gone to Torres del Paine, but I know it’s beautiful.December 28, 2012 – 3:05 pm

D. Dilworth - Great summary Tim, refreshing to know that you put this much thought into what sort of community you want to craft around your blog and being brave enough to generate content specific to that niche. How refreshing is it to speak exactly what is on your mind without fear of alienating someone? You’ll soon become the polar opposite of todays politician who speaks out both sides of their mouth, and instead come off as a man of vision and principle. Also not sure if you’ve decided on a platform to sell your work yet, but you should look into http://www.photoshelter.com! I’m thinking of using it myself.December 28, 2012 – 2:40 pm

Luis - Yay your back! i was about to ask about your blog :) I respect your new steps you are taking towards your photography life.December 28, 2012 – 1:04 pm

christy - Looking forward to it!December 22, 2012 – 10:25 pm

Mexico!

After coming back from a whirlwind of trips, I still had the travel bug. When you get in that mindset, it’s contagious. When I was 18, I took my first international trip to Baja Mexico with my mom to go kayaking down a stretch of the peninsula, ending with some amazing sights of grey whales. […]

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Date 1 of 30 – Whale Watching Adventure with Xplore Offshore - [...] be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect from this date…I’ve been whale watching down in Mexico twice prior, and didn’t really think that San Diego had much of a marine [...]June 2, 2013 – 5:30 pm

30 Dates in 30 Days with Details Matter App » Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] and all the people I’ve met – the most memorable experiences I’ve had have been the road less traveled, the rare and most surreal sights, and the people who march to the beat of their own [...]March 12, 2013 – 4:59 pm

Amazon Adventure | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] Mexico! [...]January 14, 2013 – 6:00 am

noelle - hi! i loved your post. ive been wanting to see the whales there for a few years now and i think this winter might be when it can happen! do you have a recommendation for what time of year youve had the best luck seeing whales? im thinking about going down there for a few weeks and going from cabo up baja.

your photos are amazing. youve captured what i wish to see so beautfully. it made me even more excited to get down there!September 13, 2012 – 1:20 pm

Lauren Moaze - looks like a day VERY well spent :) awesome photos.September 11, 2012 – 6:43 pm

Cathy - I’ve been feeling the travel bug for a while now and your images are making it worse! ;) Guess I’ll have to get serious on planning our trip out west this winter. Loved the post!August 16, 2012 – 8:05 am

Katie Botkin - I love the handstand shot… and the end shot.June 26, 2012 – 6:58 pm

Jared - These pictures were great and a HUGE thank you to the STOIC Felix WWHHHooooopp!!!June 19, 2012 – 5:23 pm

Jimmy Rooney - The photos from the trip are awesome! I love the one at the end. Could be a useful photo for Nissan :)June 6, 2012 – 8:30 am

Lisa Jensen - Way fun! love the adventure, and all the commentary. And of course, the whales. So glad you post about this stuff.May 15, 2012 – 8:33 pm

else jensen - Tim, I love your Baja road trip to the whales. As your aunt it brings back memories of our wonderful kayak trip to Magdalena Bay with your mom and my own previous road trips to Baja. As always I love your photos which are very evocative and I love your Blog text/comments. Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm for traveling. You are inspiring! Looking forward to going to New Guinea together and snorkeling together!
ElseMay 13, 2012 – 8:00 pm

Karen - Hand stand photo on the salt flat is EPIC! Are salt flats naturally reflective like that? You’re right, it does make for some amazing shots! I found your site through Instagram. I appreciate the “likes” on a couple of my photos! I look forward to your entries as I just recently moved here from the East Coast and am always looking for new places to go :)May 7, 2012 – 10:36 pm

Adam Broderick - I dig your blog as well as your m.o., Tim. I recently relocated to San Diego and am looking for other photogs to shoot with. I also am usually the motivator/planner. If you ever can’t find others to rally, I could be pretty quick to motivate/pack my bags. Check out my site – you’ll find we have similar interests.May 3, 2012 – 11:15 am

Faith Bowyer - This looks amazing. I have no words, except that this entire adventure looked Majestic as F*ck.April 19, 2012 – 9:23 pm

Justin Douglas - Man this trip looks epic!!!!April 18, 2012 – 4:34 pm

ami - hahaha “Majestic as f*ck”. I love these traveling posts that you do. Really, really awesome. Can’t wait to see where you go next.April 18, 2012 – 4:24 pm

Getting your “vlogging” gear set up!

The most creative gear review you will ever watch from tim king on Vimeo. I figured it would make a good resource to be able to have a side-by-side comparison of the different options for video blogging, as well as some recommendations for some specialty-type effects that can add value and distinguish your blog as […]

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mohamed - any update about this piont :
(I’d include android phones, but I’d suggest using a webcam/computer video over an android device – my experience with those phones have proved to be some of the worst quality videos I’ve seen

its 2014 now and this was written 2 years agoFebruary 28, 2014 – 5:07 am

mattyv - dude….this had me crackin up! by far the best tutorial on vlogging ever.January 12, 2013 – 9:36 pm

Daryl Auclair - Exceptional post Tim. The video was very creative and helpful. My company has many clients who are looking for cost effective ways to setup their video blogging rig. I will have to send them to this post for a quick glance at all their options.

Thanks!May 29, 2012 – 1:06 pm

Tim - @Ryan – The 10-20 is great, but it’s tricky with low light on its own without a flash. Works really well for traveling stuff though – I had that lens for about a year when I first started.April 4, 2012 – 8:23 pm

Ryan Lum - Props to the article Tim. Great breakdown. Definitely am looking into the Sigma 30mm 1.4. What about the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6? Needing something to offset the crop.April 4, 2012 – 5:59 pm

The 30 Day Vlog Challenge

As many of you may remember, back in December and January of this year I put on a 30 day blog challenge in which several of you & my colleagues participated in.  After the challenge, I received emails and comments about how people were bummed that I wasn’t blogging as much anymore.  I knew I […]

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30 Day Blog Challenge - photographybyjonceemay.com » photographybyjonceemay.com - [...] I stumbled across a person doing a 30 day VLOG (video blog) challenge.  I like the idea, and know I need to spice things up a little, but dot know if I am ready for [...]April 24, 2012 – 8:39 am

Videos: How to Attract Targeted Traffic to Your Blog | | Blogging FearlesslyBlogging Fearlessly - [...] me out all weekend, it might be news to you that I’ve joined the 30 Day Vlog Challenge with Tim King and a bunch of other bloggers. It’s a really cool challenge and is forcing me to explore [...]April 2, 2012 – 1:43 pm

Lady - Tim, this is a FANTASTIC idea. I hope it goes viral. Goodluck with the challenge :-)March 30, 2012 – 9:25 pm

Marissa Rodriguez - Hi Tim! Ashley told me about this….sounds crazy. And I like it. :) I think I’m in!!!! I wanted to participate in the 30blog one you did in December but I got lazy HA! Thanks for doing this!March 29, 2012 – 10:47 am

Emilia Jane - I have a feeling this is about to be epic!March 29, 2012 – 6:40 am