A few weeks ago, a friend of mine at Shutterstock.com asked if I’d contribute to a series of articles on their blog called The Best Thing I Ever Created. It sounded really cool so I jumped at the chance and wrote the article.

Since it was first posted, I’ve had a few people drop me notes saying they loved my Layers book, or they loved a certain online class I did on KelbyOne.com (my Long Exposure photography class got a lot of hits) – and why didn’t I say that was the best project I ever made? Well, I have to say it was a really tough choice, but here’s what tipped me over to picking my compositing book. It was another article, from the very same series, written by Derek Sivers, and it has a great quote in it that really resonated with me:

“The best thing we ever created is the thing where we really used everything we knew, or grew to know in the process.”

As many writers before me here, I struggled with deciding what project I’ve worked on could be called the “best”. But as soon as I read that article from Derek, I knew exactly which project I needed to write about. Anyway, here’s a link to my article if you’re up for a quick read. It’s been over 3 years since I wrote that book, so it was kinda fun to think back about the project and talk about it a little.

Have a good one!


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