Guest Post and Photos by Matthew Jordan Smith What impact will a photograph have in a hundred years? This question has been on my mind during the past few years. What if a photograph, created today, had the ability to impact lives and inspire people in the future? A little over a year ago I […]

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Once in a while I cover this subject because I get an email from someone who’s a bit down. They’re bored with their photography or even photography in general and they are looking for something to motivate them to get off the couch. Some of you are thinking – “How can that be? I live […]

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Over the last several months, stories have been appearing about me on the Internet – some factual and some not – that have some readers asking questions. About 30 years ago, I made some serious mistakes. I learned from them, made amends, and moved forward. I believe we don’t have to be defined by our […]

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There’s a documentary film called “I Can’t Do This But I Can Do That.” Upon seeing this movie I was motivated to consider how this saying can and does apply to photography. It dawned on me that low self-esteem, combined with the bullying that is prevalent online, might work to stop some potentially great photographers […]

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While down here in sunny Florida I have been exposed to Palm trees. Very different than the trees near my home in the Seattle area. Palm trees are all kinds of cool. And one of the cool things they do is make coconuts. (Yes I know not ALL Palm trees make coconuts – but the […]

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A while back Nicole Young wrote a piece of overcoming creative block. Here’s my version – overcoming photographer’s block. It happens to the best of us. Sometimes you just get into a photography rut. You find yourself unmotivated. The couch seems more comfortable than usual and the excuses to keep your camera in the bag […]

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It’s easy to get in a photographic rut. You take a class or read a book and get excited and then years go by and you find yourself shooting the same way you did two, three or even four years ago. Have you gotten lazy? When was the last time you got up 30 minutes […]

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