Welcome to Timm Creative, and my first blog post!
My name is Michael Timm, and I will be your guide.
Timm Creative was born from my love of creating beautiful visuals and meeting great people. My goal is to help bloggers, businesses, and other creatives portray the best visual version of themselves.
It has taken me two months to write this first blog post, because starting a business was way more work than I initially anticipated. Financial stuff, technical stuff, social media stuff, and personal stuff all come into play.
Where did TIMM CREATIVE start?
Honestly speaking, starting TIMM CREATIVE was super scary, yet exciting at the same time. At first I had no idea where to begin. Like, do I just start taking photos and hope for the best?
Real life quickly hit me, and I finally had the opportunity to pull out that Business Degree I spent three years obtaining in the intricacies of this business.
TIMM CREATIVE has been a dream I’ve had for a very long time. Since my passion for photography grew in 2014, I knew that one day I would be able to start up my own company, where I’d get to take photos all the time.
Breaking into the creative industry is tough, especially in a place like Cape Town where the competition is especially tough, but I made it this far, there’s no point in stopping now.
I’ve spent a tough 2 years building a portfolio which I never thought would be possible and found my gap into the market, I shoot commercial style, that’s where my real love lies.
After the last two years, I feel ready to take on any project someone could throw at me. Stock photography has given me that confidence to really approach any project in my own unique way and systematically create something beautiful.
What are the plans for TIMM CREATIVE?
To create as much as possible.
I have a goal of shooting at least four times a week, whether that’s commission work, portfolio updates, collaboration work, or custom stock work, I shoot four times a week.
Some weeks I purely shoot stills, other weeks I experiment with video. Whatever it is, by creating as much as I can I get to learn and develop my skills even further.
Since my beginner years I knew that teaching is a good form of learning. I often receive DM’s or get asked about certain technicalities, and one of my main goals as TIMM CREATIVE is to become a source of information.
Touching on subjects that really matter to both creators and users of high quality content - such as ways in which I grow my business, using my skills as a creator to create passive income, how to create quality content, as well as how to make the most of such content.
Knowing without sharing is such a silly idea to me. Why hold on to information when it could truly change the life of others in a meaningful way.
I love story telling. I always have.
I want to share my opinions, insights, and behind the scenes about shoots, adventures, and what’s happening in my business, the industry, and in my life, since 2020 is going to be another massive change.
I want to show how possible it is to take something you love and have a passion for, and just run with it as far as you possibly can. Creating a beautiful life that you too are excited and proud to be sharing!
I hope to blog way more often than I have, considering writing is right behind the visual aspect of creativity on my list of passions.
Considering how far I’ve come since picking up my first camera instills an excitement of what’s to come. I feel proud that I get to sit on my balcony this sunny afternoon and write a blog post about how my dream has come true.
Until next time.