Myrna Kresh, has 30 years of experience working with emerging and established photographers. Formerly the Executive Director of the Advertising Photographers of New York, Myrna energized and expanded APNY’s Assistant and Emerging Photographer Programs and has a profound understanding of what it really takes to make it as a pro. Myrna is an industry insider, producing and representing visual artists, in their commercial and personal projects.
Dear Right Moves,
I have no money. No summer job. My parents look at me like I’m a super loser. They’re telling me to do “something, anything.” I don’t want to intern. I don’t want to do odd jobs that have nothing to do with my photography. What is the right move for me?
SUMMER DISASTER in Bayshore, Long Island, New York
Dear Summer Disaster,
Do you like dogs? Is there an animal shelter nearby? Self-assign a project to do good for those animals that need homes, as well as your portfolio. Use your camera to make those little pooches look like they’re already family members, who’ll fit right into a loving home. By the time the summer is over, you’ll have fresh work in your portfolio, a fresh perspective on the power of personal assignments, and you will have done more than “something.” You will have done something IMPORTANT.
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