Tamara Hastie
Tamara Hastie Artist & Photographer

A simple blog containing photography, videos, and creative media by Tamara Hastie.

A simple blog containing photography, videos, and creative media by Tamara Hastie of rock climbing, portraits, HD video, and other various forms of mixed media.

Fundamental Attribution Error...say what?

<Fundamental> adjective- serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying: fundamental principles; the fundamental structure

<Attribution> noun- the act of attributing; ascription

<Error> noun- belief in something untrue; the holding of mistaken opinions


Okay now that we have these Oxford dictionary terms understood then we can move on to how this will play a role in this busy Finals week for me.

I have been hired on a model once again for the Palm Springs Photo Festival...

as a result of that I have been pushed forward one full week on all my assignments meaning that busy times are now x 2.

I stumbled upon this blog post by the ever infamous Still Motion Blog, pretty much a go to website if you need a bit of inspiration to focus your storytelling.


Of  course I was curious, and so hence the above terms: Fundamental Attribution Error.

For years now I have been telling folks that I should make a t-shirt or bumper stickers that say- LIFE HAPPENS- because it does. What happens behind open or closed doors affect all that is around us, including how we interact with taledn tan distaff on and off set.

Our attitude towards others can make or break your production, or even in the way people want to interact with you or work with you.

You, as a professional must consider all that people take from you including sensitivity towards the situations that people encounter before the interact with you.

Maybe they haven't had their coffee yet?

Who knows, so be understanding of all situations that surround you, your production and crew...

Remember - LIFE HAPPENS.


Real situations = shapes real behavior

You must understand the situation you a re walking into, know who you are working with, research them if you have not worked before with this talent, check out other media that they have appeared in and see how the mover and react.

This will give you and heads up on what to better expect on and off the camera.


For more information and the blog post...




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