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The Definition of Artist

The Definition of Artist

People often ask me how long I’ve been an artist. My standard answer is to say “7 years”, since that was how long ago I picked up my camera. Before that I was creating films in college. Before that I was writing short stories in high school. Before that I was writing poetry in middle school. On and on it goes. The truth is that how we create is not what makes us artists. Being an artist is about the¬†journey…

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What Won’t Serve You

What Won’t Serve You

As anyone starting out in a new business, you meet people who will guide you, or attempt to. Being new at something seems to invite others to give their opinions whether it is solicited or not. I appreciate when people offer their particular expertise for the most part. It can be extremely helpful to know others experiences. It is important to remember that one person’s truth might not be another’s. Along the road, I have been told many things that…

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Promoting Passion Week 64: Quarterly Check-In

Promoting Passion Week 64: Quarterly Check-In

No matter how many times I fail, I still believe that I will succeed. No matter how many times I succeed, I still believe that I will never reach the top. This is the foundation on which I pursue success. I used to feel inferior if I couldn’t create an image every single day. Then I started looking at other photographer’s careers and realized that many artists limit how often they create. They don’t share a lot. They keep it…

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Promoting Passion Week 39: Strength & Weakness

Promoting Passion Week 39: Strength & Weakness

Strength vs. Weakness. What are yours? Why do I ask? Because understanding these simple (albeit hard to discover) things about yourself will give you the foundation with which you can build the life of your dreams. If you understand your strengths, you are more likely to capitalize on them. You will understand yourself better, make choices that are suited to you and how you want to live your life, and you will gain confidence. Understanding that everyone has something amazing…

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How Are You Doing?

How Are You Doing?

Some days I feel so much, and others I pull it all together, go out and conquer my little world. Some days it is a little bit of both. Some days I find myself crying for no reason other than realizing the size of the world, and other days for purely selfish reasons. Sometimes I search the internet too much and other days I am wholly renewed in nature. Some days are made for breathing, and others for losing your…

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