It’s happening again. It’s happened before so it feels familiar. It’s happened before so I can get through it. Every time I start a new project, there’s the excitement and creative joy that starts to veer towards…well, plainly put, good old fear. The gap between what I’m doing and what I want it to look and feel like. Something is missing. Something doesn’t quite fit yet. So do the work. And when you think something is done, do the work.

Have you ever heard of The Creative Gap by Ira Glass? The gist of Glass’s message for beginners — that grit is what separates mere good taste from great work, and that the only way to bridge the gap between ability and ambition is to actually do the work — is one that rings true for just about every creative discipline, and something I can certainly speak to in my own experience.

This plays on a loop in my mind:
On Being Creative by Ira Glass Video

Can you relate?

 

The Flawless Sabrina by Daphne Chan

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift? Have you always wanted to book a beautiful modern headshot or boudoir photoshoot session?

Well, here’s your chance to reserve your spot for only $500 for a session valued at $1250 if you purchase it through this link. There are only 2 spots left for this very special promotion! It’s part of the crowdfunding campaign for my upcoming New York art residency next month! There won’t be any promotions for the rest of 2015 so book your spot now!

Call 778-709-3717 email info@daphnechan.com to reserve your spot! The promotion is only valid using this link.

 

Boudoir Promotion Valued at $1250 for Crowdfunding Campaign

Boudoir Promotion Valued at $1250 for Crowdfunding Campaign

Some of you may not know that I offer one on one Mentoring and Business Coaching Sessions. On the days I mentor my coaching clients, I wake up with such a sense of anticipation. It’s so exciting to watch the evolution of a photographer as they recognize and claim their gifts and power as an artist.

With a mentor, you can be guided towards your deepest values and your ultimate purpose. The ideas and inspiration are not out there but are within you and have always been.

What are you deepest yearnings? Let us uncover them, shine a light on them and celebrate the constellation of ideas and dreams that you are.

If you’d like more information on becoming a Coaching client, please email me at info@daphnechan.com. We can schedule a 15 min. complimentary call to determine if we’re a good fit.

I offer Mentoring and Business Coaching Sessions

I offer Mentoring and Business Coaching Sessions

I was approached by Indiegogo to participate in their new initiative called InDemand. Due to the fact my crowdfunding campaign was a success and they want to continue to support Transparency: The Gender Identity Project, I’m relaunching the Indiegogo campaign today!

If you donated to the project before, thank you! If you wanted to but missed the deadline, here’s your chance!

Please share this project if you believe in it! Link to campaign can be found here.

Vimeo video Daphne Chan pic

Vimeo video Daphne Chan pic

 

It was so great to teach 2 sold out workshops at Vancouver Photo Workshops! I can’t believe so many people showed up today. Thank you to everyone who came!

Updated: For those of you who attended Applying For Grants, Awards and Art Residencies class, I’ll be teaching a full day workshop on Jan 31, 2015 and it will be announced next Monday or Tueday. If interested, reserve your spot at http://www.vancouverphotoworkshops.com/ as the class will be capped.

Sold out workshops at Vancouver Photo Workshops

Sold out workshops at Vancouver Photo Workshops