Ian G. C. White


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  1. Why We Need Errors In Creative Experimentation

    Trial and error isn't about executing a perfect result — it's about learning from the wrong ones.

  2. How To Make Better Gut Decisions

    Why you should listen to your instincts — and how to make the most of those gut reactions.

  3. The Beauty of Keeping Things Small

    Going as big as you can isn't always the best route for creative projects — why you should learn the value of keeping things small.

  4. Thomas Dagg interview

    Photographer Thomas Dagg on his famous 'Star Wars' series, and why personal projects are a must.

  5. Good Ideas Develop Better Out Than In

    Why the best way to develop a good idea is to let it grow outside your own head — and how to make it happen.

  6. Innovate By Learning To Fix First

    Meaningfully engage with what people actually need — learn how to fix before you innovate.

  7. The Fine Art Of Championing Ideas

    The best way to inspire great work from your peers is to go beyond simple cheerleading — be a valued critic.

  8. Caroline Tompkins interview

    Photographer Caroline Tomkins on her ongoing 'Hey Baby' project tackling street harassment and the reclaiming of public space.

  9. Adapt Your Environment To You

    It's easy to overlook the fact that each hour, day, and week of your professional life adds up to a much larger picture — shape your work-life the way you want.

  10. Alexandra Sophie interview

    Fashion photographer Alexandra Sophie on working in creative duos and getting her 'foot in the door' moment.

  11. The Cutting Edge Hurts: Why Creative Discovery Is Hard

    Creative breakthroughs can seem almost impossible at times — but that might actually be a good thing.

  12. Why You Should Scale Back Your Starting Point

    The true beginning of each project should begin with no assumptions — scale back your starting point if you find yourself creatively stuck.

  13. Ken Hermann interview

    Photographer Ken Hermann discusses his most notable photo series and how he got his start in the industry.

  14. Commit To Create: How Accountability Boosts Results

    The best way to ensure a project's success is to become invested in it — both personally and professionally.

  15. Adam J. Kurtz interview

    Designer Adam J. Kurtz on creative careers and passion projects, and how to juggle both.

  16. Harry Griffin interview

    Photographer Harry Griffin on creative partnerships and unusual still lifes.

  17. Be Consistent To Be Productive

    Real productivity is not about completing every task, but being consistent in your daily creative efforts.

  18. Christopher Schoonover interview

    Portrait photographer Christopher Schoonover on storytelling, Instagram, and using discomfort to drive innovation.

  19. Narrow Your Project Focus For Better Results

    While the allure of unlimited possibilities can be exciting, maintaining a core focus is key to a project's success.

  20. Shape Your Environment To Meet Your Goals

    Both your physical and your mental space play key roles in realizing your professional goals. Shape them to your advantage.

  21. Neil Ta interview

    Neil Ta, a photographer based out of Toronto, talks rooftopping, peer-editing work, and the difference between living and loving what you do.

  22. Get Unstuck By Revealing Your Process

    In order to move forward professionally, it can be helpful to look back at on your process up to that point.

  23. Clément Pascal interview

    French photographer Clement Pascal on how traveling helped to define his style.

  24. Kim Wells interview

    Illustrator Kim Wells on developing her personal style, and deconstructing the familiar through art.

  25. Take The Time To Teach

    Instill a fresh perspective in yourself as well as others — why taking the time to teach benefits all those involved.

  26. Getting Things Right In The 'Wrong' Direction

    Your biggest professional challenge is to figure out how to stay motivated even when your vision doesn't fit the project at hand.

  27. Alana Dee Haynes interview

    Alana Dee Haynes on personal projects, creating out of necessity, and the importance of exploring overlap in art.

  28. Keeping Your Inner Critic In Check

    ECR contributor Sean Minogue outlines the importance of treating your inner critic as a tool instead of a roadblock.

  29. Igor Termenon interview

    Girls/Boys On Film founder Igor Termenon on analog film, getting his start in the industry, and the creative process as a whole.

  30. Be Complementary, Not Competitive

    Empower your creative team by letting each person know exactly what their role is and how it contributes to the overall goal.

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