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1. Pay attention to craft

2. Don’t shoot on “P”

3. Stop working out of fear

4. Shoot every day

5. Show your work

6. Get down in the mud to make a picture

7. Go someplace you’ve never been and shoot something you’ve never photographed before

8. Stop making excuses for your gear

9. Don’t spend time being jealous of other photographers’ success

10. Be open, honest and transparent in your photographic endeavors

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  1. […] The rest of his suggestions are here, along with a gorgeous image-looks like a painting! […]

  2. […] Down & Dirty: 10 Things You Can Do To Prove You’re Serious About Photography (via Photofocus) Posted: February 3, 2011 by Melissa Lynn in Uncategorized 0 1. Pay attention to craft 2. Don't shoot on "P" 3. Stop working out of fear 4. Shoot every day 5. Show your work 6. Get down in the mud to make a picture 7. Go someplace you've never been and shoot something you've never photographed before 8. Stop making excuses for your gear 9. Don't spend time being jealous of o … Read More […]

  3. […] 2011, under Uncategorized Photographer Scott Bourne has an interesting list on his website, “10 Things You Can Do to Prove You’re Serious About Photography“. You should definitely go there to see the full list, as well as read all of his very […]

  4. […] 1. Pay attention to craft 2. Don't shoot on "P" 3. Stop working out of fear 4. Shoot every day 5. Show your work 6. Get down in the mud to make a picture 7. Go someplace you've never been and shoot something you've never photographed before 8. Stop making excuses for your gear 9. Don't spend time being jealous of o … Read More […]

  5. […] if I want to become a better photographer, I will have to challenge myself (cue photographer Scott Bourne’s article about proving you are serious about photography and see point number seven). Luckily for me, my boyfriend decided (on his own accord) to turn into […]

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