There's a phrase taking the creative industry by storm and threatening old ways- "Community Over Competition". It's centered around the idea that although other creatives in your niche are competitors to a certain extent, they are also often in the same boat as you or have been before. It's a plead help each other out instead of kicking competition down. Community Over Competition is not to be mistaken for giving your competitors all of your little secrets, but it's an opportunity to contribute and be a part of your community.
I have been following Danny Owens on Instagram for a while and briefly met him at a Made to Create event a couple of years ago. At the time, Danny seemed to be focusing more on product photography and I was intrigued by that side of photography. I think it's important to have those that you look up to their work, not to copy, but you can learn a lot by just watching. Have your own ideas, but inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone.
When Danny shared that he was hosting a workshop I jumped in, both feet. I felt like the oldest (and most annoying) pupil, but I genuinely look up to the business that Danny has nurtured. I won't give all of the details because you'll have to take my word and take the workshop yourself! I commend Danny for genuinely wishing to warn others of mistakes he made early on and provide preliminary training for things that would have helped him when he started his journey.
Thank you to Satori Boutique for providing wardrobe, Styling by Danielle Davis, our beautiful model Erica Roth for rocking these photos and, naturally, Danny Owens for the enlightenment, hospitality and awesome shoot!
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