Look Beyond Photography: Episode 41 “Learning to Say “No””

Seems counterintuitive, but one of the hardest lessons we learn in business is when to say “no”. When we start out, we’re convinced that we need to take every job or assignment that anyone is willing to throw at us.  Seniors?  Yep.  Weddings?  Yep.  Families?  Yep.  Sports teams?  Yep.  Cars?  Yep.  Pets?  You betcha!  I […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 39 “Future Unknown”

At times, I have these glimpses where I feel like things are coming together and I’m able to see my future in front of me, but to be honest, most of the year is a real struggle. The truth is, it’s not easy to keep it together. Running a small business means there’s no such […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 38 “The Power of Encouragement”

Sometimes, the difference between failure and success can be as simple as an encouraging word. We underestimate the power of influence we have on those around us.  …and as we all know, “with great power, comes great responsibility.”  But far too often we overlook our responsibility to use this power on those that may benefit […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 37 “Objects in Motion”

Something we learned in science class can be much more valuable than you may think. This is indeed a trying time we live in.  Not just in photography, but in life.  There are so many things going on that it can be very easy to get distracted from our goals, many times to the point […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 36 “Level Ten and Loving It”

Ever notice how goals seem so achievable at the beginning, but next to impossible after some time? We’ve all been there.  For many of us it comes around every January 1.  We look to our New Year’s Resolution as a way to set a goal for the upcoming year.  It could be a weight loss […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 35 “It’s Just Not Fair”

Do you ever feel like all of your hard work goes unnoticed and that others seem to get by in photography so easily? As modern day photographers, we’re part of an industry that’s been in a constant flux of change…and not always for the better.  One of the biggest concerns currently on most photographer’s minds […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 34 “Frightened, But Not Afraid”

Do you find the thought of being a full-time photographer frightening?  If so, welcome to the club! There’s a lot to be scared of when you take the leap into photography full-time.  It’s a world with an unknown future…and if there’s anything we humans fear the most, it’s the unknown.  Sure, there are things we […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 33 “Uncertain Times”

Sometimes, despite our best laid plans, we simply don’t know what the future has in store for us. There are times in our life where we’re certain of what we should be doing and see the path laid out clearly before us.  Other times however, the path is not so clear.  I’ve found the latter […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 32 “Born. Exist. Die.”

Most of our lives can be summed up in this…”we’re born, we exist, we die.”  Two of these are out of our control…but it’s that bit in the middle where we have some wiggle room. January is a time where we contemplate new goals and plans for the year.  If we’re serious, we resolve within […]