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1. Laugh, relax and don’t take yourself too seriously. Be curious, happy, easy going and open. This opens up your heart which opens up your creativity.

2. Read. Reading fiction in particular helps you to visualize. Visualization exercises make for better photographers.

3. Believe you’re worthy of love, success, connection and empowerment. Self-esteem is a bigger part of successful photography than most people realize.

4. Stop, pay attention. Scrutinize your surroundings. Observe everything. Look at light, shape, form. Look at your world with a keen eye. See everything.

5. Be yourself. Don’t concentrate on being like someone else. Don’t try to be someone else. Don’t try to be what you think you SHOULD be. Just be. That authenticity is what will set your photos apart from everyone else’s photos.

6. Connect, network and spend time with other photographers. It doesn’t matter whether you shoot together. Just spend time together. Cultivate that relationship. Friendships often breed creativity.

7. Give back. Be generous. Share your talents, time, wisdom, money, heart with those who are in need. This giving may or may not be related to photography. It doesn’t matter. It will tune your inner self to be more empathetic which in turn will make you a better photographer.

These habits have worked well for me and for friends of mine who have tried them. Hopefully they will help you too.

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