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Street photography motivation for when you’re bored of it
Help! I’ve lost my inspiration to photograph
Take action by picking up your camera and going out
Lessons from the field: There’s always an image to create
Inspiring ideas for photographers who must stay at home
Six ways to work through creative block
Are you creating for yourself?
Six ways to get out of your photography slump
I don’t wanna!
Feeling stuck?
Thinking outside the box
No Excuses! Making Photos No Matter What

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Six ways to work through creative block

In the world of photography and visual content creation, the pressure to develop fresh new ideas can be an unending challenge. Creative block is a daily reality for many photographers and artists regardless how common, extraordinary or abstract the subject

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Are you creating for yourself?

How much time do you spend creating for yourself? If you are running a photography business, my guess is the answer is not much or not as much as you’d like. Even as a hobby photographer, are you able to

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I don’t wanna!

Last week I had the opportunity to go up to Milwaukee, WI to meet up with a friend who was in town. I love Milwaukee, I do. It’s a really down to earth city with some very cool architecture, which,

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Feeling stuck?

We all feel stuck sometimes. Stuck at work, stuck in our own thoughts, stuck trying to write a blog post and most certainly as photographers we all get stuck with what to shoot. We feel we’ve lost our creativity, our

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Thinking outside the box

Feeling creatively stuck? Here’s one way you can get the creative juices flowing again. Choose a list of random words, or have someone give you a list. Six to eight words is usually a good challenge. Take those words and

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PEOPLE! Stop Fearing the New iPhone!

I’m going to try to tone this down a little bit, as I’ve willingly participated in absolutely ridiculous and brainless conversations regarding the iPhone 7 with people. Everything from conspiracy theories like, planned obsolescence, to thoughts like “my life as a professional

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Dealing with that Creative Rut

I don’t know if there’s a term for the photographer’s equivalent for writer’s block, but l had it for the majority of last year. I remember that I couldn’t feel the vibe, I couldn’t find the energy to shoot and

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Monetizing personal projects: The musician

The subject of monetizing personal projects is near and dear to my heart. I put together a ninety-minute presentation about the subject and shared it with my fellow photographers to a wonderful reception. A phone call leads to art In

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Astrophotography mistakes beginners usually make

There’s no question that astrophotography is one of the most interesting genres to get into. Photographing deep sky objects is especially exciting and rewarding, whether you’re a beginner or already years into it. However, to be able to make the

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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