I think so. And I did something about it. This last year, I said no to 80% of the speaking engagements I was offered and 90% of the workshops I was asked to teach. I stopped trying to be part of every social network under the sun. I stopped reading ANY photo-related comments on web […]

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I’ll never forget the day I met Air Force Staff Sergeant Stacy Pearsall (Retired.) She was with her husband (Andy) and together they coached me through a doors-off helicopter ride around Maui. Photographing from the air is something I have very little experience with. But on that day, there was something else in play. For […]

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Guest Post & Photo by Valerie Jardin – Follow Valerie on Twitter One of the greatest satisfactions in the world is to turn your passion into a successful business. While most photographers have no desire to make a living behind the camera, it remains the ultimate goal for many. With skills and a lot of […]

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It might seem an obvious question but it still seems like I should ask it. If you don’t care about the subjects you photograph, what makes you think your audience will? You don’t need to be concerned with changing the world with your photographs. You need to be concerned with telling a story about the […]

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Marketing guru Seth Godin wrote a blog post that really spoke to me. You can read it on Seth’s blog here. What really struck me was this quote. “If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do work that matters, this is it. You can’t say, “but I need to make a […]

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(Photo is Copyright Nicole S. Young – All Rights Reserved) Image and Post by Nicole Young – Follow Nicole on Twitter When I was in high school one of the classes I took was astronomy. It wasn’t my favorite subject, since I’m not a huge fan of studying math and science, but I was lucky […]

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