Profile

Cover photo
Roger Overall
Works at Roger Overall Photography
Attended Radboud University Nijmegen
Lived in Cork, Ireland
722 followers|125,738 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast—Episode 23: Peter Cox—Self-publishing "Atlantic Light" Using Kickstarter
Peter Cox is a successful professional landscape photographer based in Co. Cork in Ireland. He is currently running  a Kickstarter campaign to help publish his second book, Atlantic Light . To say it has been a huge success so far would be an understatement...
1
1
Mark Cotton (mcfontaine)'s profile photo
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Time is running out. Can you help get +Sarah Weldon over the line before tomorrow morning? Incredible lady with an incredibe ambition: bringing education to children worldwide.
Sarah Weldon is raising funds for Oceans Project: Bringing the Ocean Alive for Kids Worldwide on Kickstarter! Using wearable technology, a virtual learning platform, and a rowing boat to bring the ocean and Vikings alive for kids worldwide.
2
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
There isn’t enough time. It’s a scarce resource. If we want to accomplish anything in our short lives, we have to allocate our time well.

Life coaches have a standard riposte when someone says they don’t have enough time to do something: you’re a lazy sod who can’t be bothered.  It’s not that you don’t have time: you just don’t want to prioritise and give up something else. Sleep, for instance. Or GoT. Or whatever internet activity accumulates into a huge time-sucking blackhole.

To an extent, this is true. If we want to turn our ideas into action, we’ll need to allocate time to do so.

Thing is, we can’t be “on” all the time. The creative mind needs a breather and some feet-up time. Batteries need to be recharged and so on.

Besides, some people have rock-fast commitments that don’t a leave them with much time to begin with. Children, for instance. That doesn’t make it impossible to make time for creative work, but it does make it a whole lot harder.

So where does the balance lie?

Let’s try this: if we break down the big idea into small steps, how small does each step need to be to allow us to make progress with the investment of 30 or 45 or 60 minutes per day?

Me? I can write a blog post in 30 to 45 minutes one day and draw the accompanying cartoon in the same amount of time the next.

What could you do in daily 30-minute increments?
1
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast – Episode 18: Iesha Small – Documenting Depression
In this episode documentary photographer and teacher Iesha Small talks about her project documenting depression. Iesha explains how her own spell of depression resulted in her taking up photography. She also talks about using text and audio in her work, and...
1
1
Neil McShane (mononeil)'s profile photo
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Gentian Lulanaj is a wonderful man. He is warm and passionate about his profession. His portraits are mesmerising and his pencil drawings captivating. His studio is one of my favourite places in the world.
3
Sarah Weldon's profile photo
 
This is really lovely!
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
2
Mark Cotton (mcfontaine)'s profile photo
 
What a beautiful little film. Perfect editing in time to the music at the beginning.

One thing, careful Roger ... Emily will want her own trailer soon ;)
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
722 people
John Wistler's profile photo
Greg Canty's profile photo
Tracy Pulley's profile photo
Trouvat Marc's profile photo
Mike Stevens's profile photo
Asif Ahmed's profile photo
Justin Bowen's profile photo
Jim Goldstein's profile photo
Dariya Y.'s profile photo

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast—Episode 22: Stephen Serio—Smartphone Photography & Changing Lanes
Can you make money from smartphone photography? Yes, you can. In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, American photographer  Stephen Serio  talks about his Instagram photography and how it fits in with his career as a professional photograp...
Can you make money from smartphone photography? Yes, you can. In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, American photographer Stephen Serio talks about his Instagram photography and how it fits in with his care...
1
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fun animation, though perhaps pigeon lovers should steer clear
1
Peter Phillips's profile photoRoger Overall's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Peter Phillips It's a real gem, I think. I'm envious of you. Travelling to Paris often sounds wonderful.
Add a comment...
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast – Episode 19: Jonathan Desmond & Roger Overall – Pre-qualifying Your Clients for Documentary Work
In a change from the norm, Canadian photographer Jonathan Desmond takes the reins of the podcast and asks regular host Roger Overall questions about how he approaches documentary photography. In particular, they talk about how to explain to both wedding and...
1
Add a comment...
 
Are you creating work that satisfies you as a creative? A question based on +Chris Brogan latest newsletter. One that inspired this cartoon.
4
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast – Episode 21: Carl Weese and the Case of the Platinum/Palladium Prints
2014 has been a fast year. "Flown by" doesn't cover it. Usain Bolt himself would be left spluttering in the dust cloud left in the wake of 2014. I think Linford Christie (also a sprinter) once said that you have to go on the "B" of the starter pistol's "BAN...
1
1
Mark Cotton (mcfontaine)'s profile photo
Add a comment...

Roger Overall

Shared publicly  - 
 
Inspired by +Chris Brogan newsletter today. You'll have to go over to his website to subscribe to it if you'd like the full context of the drawing.

Chris' email today made me think about the nature of being a creative. For instance, many people dream of being a professional photographer. It's a fine ambition. Sadly, the perceived lifestyle and the real one differ greatly. Professional photographers spend most of their time not taking photographs. And when they do take pictures, it's often to a very strict brief that someone else has written. That's why so many become disillusioned with the job. Well – it's one of the reasons. There are many more why people burn out as photographers.

So, maybe achieving the dream, reaching the end goal of becoming a professional photographer, isn't such a great thing after all?

Perhaps a better ambition is to figure out what appeals about the notion of being a professional photographer and work towards that. I think +Tim Ferriss wrote in one of his books that people don't really want to be millionaires. Instead, they want the millionaire lifestyle – something that could possibly be achieved on a lower budget.

Similarly, do enthusiast photographers really want to become professional photographers, or would they rather enjoy the 5% of things that are really appealing about being a professional? That 5% is possible without changing careers.

Of course, there is one thing that muddies the waters.

Being a professional photographer is wonderful. The 5% makes up for the 95%.

Mostly.

Sometimes.
2
Carl Weese's profile photoKen O'Kelly's profile photo
2 comments
 
Roger I think the sentiments apply to things like a career change or change in job. You can spend years thinking about it and when you finally get there its maybe not what expected. 
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
722 people
John Wistler's profile photo
Greg Canty's profile photo
Tracy Pulley's profile photo
Trouvat Marc's profile photo
Mike Stevens's profile photo
Asif Ahmed's profile photo
Justin Bowen's profile photo
Jim Goldstein's profile photo
Dariya Y.'s profile photo
Work
Occupation
Visual Creative
Employment
  • Roger Overall Photography
    Photographer & Filmmaker, 2003 - present
  • Story Foundry
    Creative Director, 2013 - 2015
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Cork, Ireland
Contact Information
Work
Email
Story
Tagline
Photographer, Podcaster, Writer, Filmmaker, Cartoonist — A storyteller by many means.
Introduction
First off: I don't really use Google+. I only maintain my account because if I delete it, it will impact my YouTube channel. Sorry about that. It means I'm the worst type of social media bore here. I post, but I rarely interact, I'm afraid.

Short "About me": I tell stories. Mostly through images (still and moving), sometimes through audio or doodles. I write as well. My visual work lives mostly at www.rogeroverall.net. My best known podcast is The Documentary Photographer.
Education
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
    Anthropology, 1988 - 1993
Basic Information
Gender
Male