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I feel so fortunate. I get to travel all over and meet thousands of photographers each year. Each of them is different with a unique view of the world, and it’s a privilege to be inspired and shoot with them. Some of the people I meet are full timers, like me, and some make a […]

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In between jobs, a few friends and I took a trip to the beach for a little rest and relaxation. Teddy, Alec, Vanelli and myself trekked out to the Sanibel Island Lighthouse just outside Fort Myers, Florida. Some of us…Vanelli…couldn’t sit still long enough and decided to come up with a challenge. Armed with just a few beach chairs, a skim board, and our phones, we set out to create something unique – just for fun.

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I was reading my pal Scott Kelby’s KelbyOne.com blog and saw a fantastic quote from none other than Jay Maisel. This master of photography summed up 10 years worth of training in one sentence. “If it doesn’t excite you – don’t shoot.” While it may seem simple, it isn’t. So many photographers will shoot “something” […]

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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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