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Finding Inspiration & Motivation in the Face of Adversity

This week I received an email from a most beautiful soul, asking if I would write about the topic of how to find inspiration when life is getting you down. I’m extremely empathetic and I take on others pain and joy very easily, and after reading her email, I cried for her. And if I […]

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The Joy of Beginnings

I had a really amazing experience recently during a workshop I was teaching. I decided to open up my FlickrĀ page to show the very first images I ever created. I like those images. I am proud of the work that I did to create them and I like sharing them with people. There are, however, […]

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I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER

As I began taking pictures, my dream was to be a photographer. I thought that I had to quit my full-time job to be a photographer. I thought that I had to sell prints for a certain amount of money to be a photographer. I thought that I have to have a certain amount of […]

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6 Steps to Staying Motivated

A couple of weeks ago someone wrote to me explaining a problem that not only she has, but most likely everyone has had: STAYING MOTIVATED! She explained that she is in college studying art and photography, and she thought that she would feel more motivated than ever to create. Instead, the opposite seems to be […]

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An Open Letter About Negativity

To anyone who hides behind the guise of anonymity on the internet to speak words that would otherwise never be said… To anyone who feels like a bigger person by making others feel small… To anyone who goes out of their way to share negativity when saying nothing would be equally effective… This is an […]

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10 Pieces of Advice for Growing Your Business

1. Believe in yourself I have said this time and time again, and I will continue to say it until the day I die. I believe that confidence is the best thing you can find when it comes to being successful in any part of life. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you […]

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What Do You Have to Give?

I read a really captivating paragraph the other day that was essentially telling people to share what they have with the world. The point of it was that if you share what you have to give, others will grow and succeed with you. This is a mindset that I admittedly did not adopt when I […]

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10 Pieces of Advice for New Photographers

1. Believe that your art is worth the time to perfect. Too many people get intimidated by other photographers, feel too frustrated with the technology, or feel upset when they can’t come up with a masterpiece idea. Remember that everyone has been there at some point or another, and that it is a cycle. If […]

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What Does it Mean to Grow Up?

“You’ll be able to do that when you’re older…” “Just wait until you grow up a little bit more…” “You aren’t old enough yet…” For most of our childhood we are given cues, both subtle and apparent, that tell us we need to and will grow up eventually. It tells us that we are still […]

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