Book Summary: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

First published: 2002 Author: Steven Pressfield Genre: Self-help book Where to get it: Amazon The book starts by talking about Resistance, the force within us that prevents us from doing our work. It is an evil presence that shows up whenever we want to do something that is beneficial to us and it manifests itself in various forms. You will notice the presence of Resistance anytime you start doing something that benefits you in the long-term.

Field report: first portrait shoot

Since I started learning about mobile photography, the bulk of my work has been in nature and street photography. But portrait photography is something I want to get into more as I had develop an interest in that particular genre of photography. To this end, I decided it would be a good idea to schedule regular portrait shoots with friends. The obvious benefit for me was that I get opportunities to try out different ideas and learn the art of portraiture while building a portfolio in the process.

How I'm getting started with mobile photography

I started to develop an interest in photography while building Stellar Photos, a browser extension that shows a new hi-res photo from Unsplash on each new tab page. The aim for building that extension was mostly to learn how browser extensions worked, and I achieved that satisfactorily. However, in the process of curating and looking at photos on the site, I began to develop an interest in picking up photography as a hobby.