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3 years ago

Miami’s Collab

CreativeMornings/Miami Beach

Collab Miami style

George is one of those guys you can’t help but love. He’s the graphic designer, who runs Collab Miami – a creative community of freelance friends, exchanging ideas and getting feedback while being inspired and encouraged to succeed.

Collab Miami is not your traditional networking meet up group. I’ve gotten to meet some great people and all of them are willing to help out, teach, learn, answer questions, critique and ask for help (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!

Collaboration is pointless …

Pascal Depuhl is a regular collaborator on ASMP Strictly Business

…unless you get to work with people that are better than –or at least equal to– you. 

Look for collaborators that improve your work.

“Sounds like fortune cookie wisdom” you say “if the person you want to team up with is better than you, why on earth would they want to collaborate with you? If you’re not paying them, what’s in it for them?” Good question. I’ll answer that in a second.

Collaboration with the absolute best is vital in all stages of our careers as photographers. From the assistant, who wants to learn from the masters of our trade; the brand new studio owner, who is looking for a mentor to the seasoned professional, who focuses on expanding into a new market. 

We must strive to collaborate with the best. When I was assisting in the late 80’s I wanted to work with photographers of the caliber of a Richard Avedon. What was in it for Richard Avendon work with me? In his own words: “one of the hottest New York assistants.” I ended up freelancing for him for 2 years. 

Collaborate throughout a project 

Collaboration with the best is especially important through all stages of a project. You may need help landing your dream client, so you collaborate with …