The richest place in the world is a graveyard.
Colleen Eversman, photographer and jane-of-all-trades, talks about approaching fear, tackling inconsistency, staying patient, and starting over well.
About the speaker
Colleen started her journey with photography in 2013 after a friend suggested she second shoot weddings on the side for extra cash. After a season of second shooting, tapping into connections in the advertising world, some old school in person hustle, and conversations with a mentor, Colleen started to see her craft and business come together.
Referring to herself as a “Jane of All Trades”, Colleen’s work spans across commercial product photography, food, editorial, and lifestyle photography. She’s photographed work for national brands like Nike and Target, as well has local companies like Wit & Delight, Hackwith Design House, Artful Living, and is currently working on a cookbook with Jon Wipfli (Minnesota Spoon). Colleen now lives in San Francisco, and is looking forward to the next evolution in her work.
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You do not have to become fearless to kill fear. — Colleen Eversman
You create consistency through incremental action every single day, consistently. — Colleen Eversman
If you’re finding yourself being impatient, it’s a really good time for you to reassess, go through what you’re doing with a fine-tooth comb, and figure out what’s working, what’s not. Experiment and start over. — Colleen Eversman
Talk to people. Tell people what you're doing and what you want to do. Try to be consistent. — Colleen Eversman
The fear of not trying to make it in San Francisco was greater than the fear of leaving the safety of Minneapolis. — Colleen Eversman