Venice Carnival as an Introvert Photographer

Several shots were ruined by a more confident and experienced photographer, who simply grabbed "my" models by the hand. Anger and frustration started to grow in me. And I could hear the words of my contact at Venise1.com: "You'll have to expect rude photographers who will push you to get their shots. And shameless children passing in front of you, although they're more charming". 

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Your taste is killer

Creative people get into this because they have good taste. But when they start, what they produce isn’t so good. It has the ambition to be good, it is trying to be good. But no matter what, it is not that good.

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Get a day job

Leaving my financial anxieties behind enabled me to work with efficiency on what I enjoy doing. There is no more pressure to become successful by the end of the month, otherwise the cat is going to run out of food. And that feels good.

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Be a continuous learner

Last December, I went to a higher education conference in Philadelphia and interviewed several high-key profiles from Harvard, Google, Noodle Inc and other prestigious institutions and companies. All of the speakers had the same advice: be a continuous learner. Society changes so fast, students are no longer prepared for the jobs they might take on after university, because these jobs do not exist yet. So you need to learn how to learn and be continuous learners to remain competitive. 

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