1. How To Follow Your Intuition To Create Better Work w/ Ross Harvey

The ARC Creative Podcast

Ross Harvey

Do you ever feel that little impulse to take a shot that doesn’t make sense, and it pays off in the end? That little twinge of excitement informs a lot of today’s guest’s philosophies on photography and creativity, which he generously shares with us today.

Interview Host: Sachin Khona // July 2018
Listening time: 40 mins

Ross Harvey has been shooting weddings for over 8 years, and his career is founded in his research on happiness and creativity in psychology and philosophy. He was awarded Best Photographer in England in 2013 and 2014, and has been a judge for that competition since 2015. He’s UK’s Number 1 Fearless Photographer from 2013-2016, and was recently added to Harper’s Bazaar’s list of Top Wedding Photographers in the World.

In this episode, Ross talks to us about street photography, as well as his thoughts on intuition and following your excitement as an artist. We also discuss managing your mindset and emotional state and how that impacts your work. He talks about his experience at The Experience // ARC last year and gives a couple of tips on branding and pricing from his upcoming talk at this year’s conference.

Have you brought street photography skills into your wedding photography work? Do you have any stories about following your creative impulses? Let us know in the comments below!


  • The role of street photography in developing Ross’s creativity
  • How to bring street photography skills into wedding photography work
  • How to follow your intuition and align with your excitement as a photographer
  • The importance of optimizing your mindset and “mind mechanics” in your photography
  • Some tips on raising your rates


“It’s easy to pick the technically best pictures, but they’re not always the best pictures because they might lack in emotion or substance.” 5:29

“Imperfections can actually lead to a style, which sets you out from everybody else.” 11:29

“Your excitement is like a compass, and it pulls you in a certain direction. And when you walk or run in that direction, life seems to just align itself, and you will also find yourself happy, because you’re doing something that you’re aligned with.” 13:07

“Every time I look back on my life, no matter what I’ve done, I can’t remember a single time that I’ve ever been let down by following my intuition. Not once.” 24:01


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Our next photography conference in Vancouver, BC is this October 22-25, 2018.

Above Image by 2018 Speaker Levi Tijerina

Join us for an out-of-the box experience with passionate photographers & creatives including food trucks, city adventures, a huge party and more …

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