Manual Focus

Manual Focus

By Alicja Colon
Alicja, paper illustration and photographer, chats about the intersection of Christ and Creativity.
Available on 4 platforms
Christmas Advent: Day 19
Micah 5:2-5
01:07
December 19, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 18
Luke 2: 19-20
00:37
December 18, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 17
Luke 2: 15-18
00:50
December 17, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 16
Luke 2:13-14
00:38
December 16, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 15
Luke 2:8-12
00:59
December 15, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 14
Luke 2:6-7
00:38
December 14, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 13
Luke 2:1-5
00:54
December 13, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 12
Luke 1:46-56
01:25
December 12, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 11
Luke 1:39-45
01:07
December 11, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 10
Matthew 1:22-25
00:49
December 10, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 9
Matthew 1:18-21
01:05
December 9, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 8
Luke 1:26-38
01:54
December 8, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 7
Luke 1:18-25
01:22
December 7, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 6
Luke 1:11-17
01:44
December 6, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 5
Luke 1:5-10
01:28
December 5, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 4
Jeremiah 33:14-16
00:53
December 4, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 3
Isaiah 11:1-10
02:39
December 3, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 2
Isaiah 9:2-7
02:23
December 3, 2018
Christmas Advent: Day 1
1 John 1:1-5
02:10
December 3, 2018
26: My Ex-Favorite Lies
Alicja vulnerably shares the 3 most creative-crippling lies and how they’ve impacted her through stories. She reveals the main ways she has waged war against the lies and took back her creativity.Show Notes:Craig Groeshcel’s “Words to Live By” video messageBook RecommendationsGrit by Angela DuckworthMindset by Carol DwekSwitch On Your Brain by Caroline Leaf An image created during the turning point of my mental war.
00:00
October 24, 2018
25: Darold Pinnock
Born in Jamaica and immigrated to the US as a child, Darold saw opportunity abound before him. He shares a few tough spots were faith in that opportunity dimmed. It was the body of Christ that supported Darold during those trying times. He shares with us those struggles, helps guide us to see red flags in our spiritual walks, and provides tips on how to be a supportive friend to get them moving forward again.
00:00
September 29, 2018
24: The Slagles
Jeremy and Becky share stories of God's provision through owning a small agency which changed to freelance then a 2-person shop.
32:12
August 30, 2018
23: Choices
Alicja sets out to answer, “When do we get to make the decision and when does God make that decision for us?” Sure, it’s a loaded question - the good news, there’s also a loaded answer.Show notes:theló: Greek for will, desire 
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July 28, 2018
22: Dan Lee
What do we do when we are praised for our creative work? Or how do we handle the desire to create for the attention? Dan Lee, hand letterer and creative manager at Flood Marketing, shares his insights. More about Dan:TwitterDribbbleInstagram
00:00
June 30, 2018
21: Matt D. Smith
Matt shares personal stories of struggle and breakthrough as he illustrates lessons God has taught him.
44:43
May 20, 2018
20: Ben Stafford
Ben shares with Alicja how obstacles in his health God used to be blessings.
00:00
April 23, 2018
19: Emily Carlton
In this episode, Alicja chats with Emily Carlton a designer, illustrator, and sketch note artist based out of Nashville. Emily shares a lesson that God taught her which made Emily go completely against her plan, logic, and comfort.More about Emily:TwitterInstagramWebsite 
27:11
March 28, 2018
18: Relaunch
Alicja shares the original vision of Manual Focus, how it got off track, and where's it headed in the future
04:25
February 25, 2018
17: Social Media Owned Me
A vulnerable episode on how Social Media sunk it's teeth into me. I share hurtful thought patterns, what happened during my social sabbatical, and what I learned.
14:12
May 30, 2016
16: Breaking Down Photography Styles
I share how photography styles came about in Focus Lab, what they consist of, how I create one, and examples of the thought behind specific client's styles.
21:19
April 24, 2016
15: Why I left UnSplash
I share my candid story of the high and lows of UnSplash, and how it can be used in a positive way.
16:54
April 17, 2016
14: CreativeSouth 16 Review
Alicja sits down with her CreativeSouth 16 roomies to share their thoughts on the conference. Though Alicja has been 3 times, Melissa and Tara both had their inaugural experience.
21:10
April 14, 2016
13: My Personal Projects
I share my personal projects: when, why, and what happened - to you'd learn what to do, not do, and expect.
20:01
March 28, 2016
12: My Guided Journey
Started as a print designer and ended up as a commercial photographer, I share the story of how that happened and tidbits to help you.
26:32
March 22, 2016
11: Put a Human In It
I share a shoot that was lifeless and how either 2 solutions could have saved it.
02:38
March 14, 2016
10: Impress with Our Strengths; Connect Through Our Weaknesses
I chat with Justin Mezzell about why we should ditch trying to impress with our strengths, and how to go about it.
36:18
March 7, 2016
09: Shooting for Stocksy United
I share how I discovered Stocksy, what it is, how I was accepted, what I learned, and that I'm bad at ending an episode :P
19:42
February 29, 2016
08: Less Jerk. More Lead.
Leading a shoot, while not being a jerk is hard - but it's possible. I share 6 foundational points of how.
11:00
February 21, 2016
07: The 4 Qualities of Light
Understanding the 4 inherent qualities of light is the foundation of learning how to modify it.
06:57
February 14, 2016
06: BTS Found in Kind - Part 1
Well after 2 blunders, Alicja (somehow) is still in the good graces of Paige, Found in Kind's founder.
10:31
February 7, 2016
05: Insecurity Never Sleeps
A shoot that's the largest of it's kind, grows to have more meaning than just the images. Alicja shares how it escalated and what she did about it.
07:17
January 31, 2016
04: Sales is Not A Pitch
Alicja interviews Will Straughn, Focus Lab's new business guy. He lays some heavy sales wisdom that's only the tip of the iceberg.
13:31
January 23, 2016
03: My personal Creative South Story
Alicja shares how going to CreativeSouth has changed her career trajectory.
12:14
January 15, 2016
02: Fractured Income
Alicja shares her 3 points of photography income and how she manages them.
08:21
January 10, 2016
01: My Most Loved Gear From 2015
Alicja gushes over her fav photography gear from 2015.
08:05
January 7, 2016
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