Posts in Creative Photography
The Best Single Piece of Advice I Can Give You as a Photographer

If there's one question I hear most often it would be something like this, “I don't have much free time, nor money for better equipment, but I want to take better photos.  Is there something easy I can do?”  There are so many ways I could answer that question, but here's the one that in my experience works best.

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Keeping It Fun

Photography can be one of the most amazing and fulfilling jobs on the planet.  You get to travel all over, work with incredible people, and capture moments that will last beyond your lifetime.  But the reality of a career in the field can sometimes be really taxing, and even kill the passion.  Here's a short blog post on some of the ways I've found to keep it interesting, challenging, and fun.

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Putting in the Work

Photographer Tony Corbell once said, "Quality doesn't come easily.  There are no shortcuts and it often requires great sacrifice."  He's totally right, it is a long road, one I hope to keep walking for years to come.  Today's post discusses the process of becoming a professional, on stepping outside of traditional photography rules, and the hours and years it can take before you truly come into your own.

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Letting the Light Guide You

Light is the most important element in photography. It can make the biggest difference in the quality of the image, and with that it also holds the most influence on the artistic elements when used creatively. Today's post is a short one to keep you inspired to create, and to show you that most situations have an opportunity if you read the light well and experiment.

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Photography and Growth

Photography is a perishable skill, meaning that given time if you don't keep practicing your skills will fade away.  Certainly some of us can maintain consistency and practice, but most of us eventually fall into creative ruts.  We simply learn a handful of tricks and get comfortable.  Here's a post intended help you break that cycle, and challenge you to grow as a photographer.

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How Your Camera Kills Your Creativity

Your camera is a jerk.  Seriously, if your camera was a person it would be incredibly smart and capable. It would follow your lead, support you, and give you instant reliable feedback no matter how you treated it. Here's the thing though: your camera would mislead and outright lie to you every chance it gets.  But it's not your camera's fault, it was born that way.  Here's how you adapt and overcome.

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