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Inspiration & 10,000 Hours

Inspiration & 10,000 Hours

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The romantic notion of inspiration striking like a bolt of lightning is just that—a romantic notion. From my experience and research, great work comes…

Volume, Volume, Volume: 10,000 Hours: Practice and Persistence

Volume, Volume, Volume: 10,000 Hours: Practice and Persistence

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It’s no great mystery: maybe the best way to learn something is to do it. The more you shoot, the better you get. Period….

Lessons Learned: The Power of Photography

Lessons Learned: The Power of Photography

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I’m optimistic about the future of photography in this visually oversaturated world. That’s because I believe in its transformational power. It can transform light…

The Boring Meeting – Upended

The Boring Meeting – Upended

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When I first encountered Paul Shambroom’s photographs, it was quite by accident. It was the autumn of 2002, and I was making the rounds…

The Personal Challenge – Jim Brandenburg

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Some projects are about photographers challenging themselves. There is a wealth of photo-a-day blogs that have sprouted up all over the web and, as…

The Good Book: Part 3

The Good Book: Part 3

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While rummaging through the photo section of a small bookstore in a small town, I came across a beautiful little personal project that made…

The Good Book: Part 2

The Good Book: Part 2

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The highly influential documentary photographer Diane Arbus once said something to this effect: ”The more personal you make it, the more universal it becomes.”…

The Good Book: Part 1

The Good Book: Part 1

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Whenever I’m looking for ideas and inspiration, I love going to my library, grabbing a book and finding inspiration between the covers. Nothing to…