So this is the beginning of a consolidated list of my resourceful resources. I feel that one of the best things about being a photographer is that there is always more to learn. So this series of posts will be my personal, curated resource of resourcefulness. Feel free to pay it forward by linking back to the blog….

One of my favorite and longest standing resources is Ms. Leslie Burns and her company Burns Auto Parts. She is awesome in lending resources to creatives on every level, and has a super-premium blog, podcast, free manuals and excellent books out for creatives of all stripes.

A new twist that BAP has recently developed is the advent of monthly assignments. I participated in the first assignment and am excited and challenged by the second. This is a great resource for those looking for feedback on their images, and photographers who would like a theme to go with their personal shooting schedules.

I say that BAP is one of my favorite resources because Leslie is a real advocate for the professional creative, and has years of industry experience to back up her advice. I feel that her perspective has been useful for me from day one of my career and she continuously addresses timely issues facing professional creatives today.

I have found very useful both of her books Business Basics for the Successful Commercial Photographer and Tell the World You Don’t Suck: Modern Marketing for Commercial Photographers. They have been recently updated to reflect the needs of the modern photographer, a must for any recent photo school graduate or anyone entering the profession:

Tell the World You Don't Suck: Modern Marketing for Commercial Photographers