When I wrote my post about what to expect from me in 2020, coronavirus (Covid-19) had not yet made the news front pages. In these past days, I took some time to reflect on the situation. On what it means for my business. This is still a work in progress but some decisions are to be made. Since I began this journey as a professional photographer, travel has always been the
Not many people know about it, but I was the first Italian male food-blogger. I started writing La Cuisine de Fabien in the early 2006. Only a few food blogs existed back then, and even only a few blogs in general. I was looking for a recipe online and found this couple websites that looked written by "normal" people (as in "not professional chefs"). Being much less of a procrastinator
I feel like I need to write a few words about talent. It's something I thought about after some feedback I received following my recent attempt to immerse myself into the world of street photography. You might have seen the results in my Instagram feed and stories (@fabienb) or in the Highlights or in some recent blog posts. Among the feedback I received, there were comments like "you're very talented"
This must be the first creative advice I give in this blog. But I have developed a few techniques to help with my creativity and it feels fair I share them here. So let's begin. One that's always been very fruitful, is to constantly look away from my bubble. In some ways, it resembles the advice to go out of your comfort zone :) Design For example, I go to design conferences
You might have heard of this thing called "shadowban". Allegedly, Instagram has ways to punish spammy content and counter the rise of bots, fake accounts, etc. What Instagram does is flag the suspicious accounts and consequently slash the reach and engagement that these accounts receive. And that would obviously be a good thing. The reason why you see this shadowban term surfacing in discussions is that perfectly legit accounts get
You read horror stories online but always think they can never happen to you. You are more careful and surely the victims must have made some silly mistake you never make. More specifically, there is no way you can lose hundreds of gigabytes of photos all of a sudden. Well
Everybody loves some abstract wallpapers, right? I installed a new app called Spectre on my iPhone. It's made by the same guys behind the Halide app, which is one of the best camera apps for smartphones. Spectre's purpose is to help you with long exposure photography, so you won't find it if you search for abstract wallpapers. I use it when out to shoot movement. For example, I used
The other day, I saw somebody I follow on Instagram who was celebrating their "instaversary" (or however you name it) and so I thought about how I started myself. I'm a sort of compulsive early adopter when it comes to apps. I get very excited about everything that's new and seems novel and disruptive enough. And so I jumped on board of the Instagram train very early. Some background It was 2009.