Who are you and what did you do?
My name is Isaac Johnston. I am an Adventure Travel Photographer and Filmmaker.
How is your work space set up?
I work out of my house in an area with large windows that look out over the Swan River. It’s pretty informal with a few large prints of friends’ work. my desk and a couch.
What does your typical day look like?
I wake up at 7:45 and usually spend an hour drinking coffee and either thinking or reading. No phone or computer. This is the most important part of the day where I concept my ideas for photos and films or learn new skills from reading.
I then start my day with the most important task first. I don’t ever start with the most urgent. I find it really sets the tone for the rest of my day to get what is important done first. Urgent items can almost always wait for a few hours. I then go through my list I wrote at the end of the previous day item by item. I usually take a few hrs in the afternoon to play with my girls. I’ll finish work at usually around 7 pm. Sometimes earlier I finish my list, sometimes I’ll edit videos until 3 am if my flow is really strong.
The guiding principle here is to work when I’m effective at production. I won’t force it because of a clock. Work when work works ya know.
What hardware do you use to make your content?
I use a 2015 Apple Macbook Pro that has been upgraded over the years with a 27″ external monitor on my desk. The larger monitor really helps with video editing.
I will upgrade soon but try not to let new technology be an excuse to not create so I work with what I got until it really is causing me to be unproductive. This MacBook is starting to struggle with video though.
I also have an assortment of external hard drives to work off and back up my files.
Where can people find you online?
@isaacjohnston on all socials
www.isaacsjohnston.co for my website