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 […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 30 “Tell Me How Super I Am”

There’s nothing quite like having all of your friends and family constantly tell you how great of a photographer you are to turn you into a really bad photographer! Now, there’s nothing wrong with some encouragement.  We all need it on a regular basis.  The problem however is that when the only feedback we get […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 29 “I Should Be Further Along”

Do you ever feel like you should be closer to meeting your goals by now…but you’re just not there yet? I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been here.  For some of us, it’s more often than not.  We can look back a year ago, three years ago, five years ago, and remember […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 28 “Let the Artist Speak”

What does your work say about you?  When you tell the story of your work, does it have an original voice…or does it sound the same as a thousand others in your social media feed? One of the most difficult things about being a photographer is figuring out your “style” or adding qualities that make […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 27 “Join the Crowd”

When you’re dealing with the stress of being of photographer, trust me…you’re not alone! In fact, I could make some predictions about how you’re feeling in your career choice right now.  More than likely, you feel like you’re not good enough.  You wonder if you’ll ever be able to take photos like some of the […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 26 “You Couldn’t Be More Wrong”

Do you know what your definition of success is?  I’ll bet dollars to donuts that you are quite possibly, completely wrong! We are constantly trying to chase our dreams of success.  Photographers are no different.  The main thing we tend to miss altogether however, is that each one of us should  be defining success completely […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 25 “Is This Right for Me?”

At some point we all ask ourselves the question, “Is what I’m doing with my life right for me?” Today’s post is going to incorporate even more biblical themes and spiritual thoughts than my typical posts.  If that sort of thing offends you, well then I suggest you keep reading anyways.  Because this is one […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 24 “Where Did the Love Go?”

So you’ve taken your passion and turned it into a career…only to find that you’re not feeling too passionate about it anymore.  Now what? We all go through it, perhaps some more than others, but I’m right there with you.  I can remember when the thought of being a photographer brought me so much joy. […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 23 “Why Didn’t I Think of That?”

How many times do you see something that someone else has done and think “why didn’t I think of that?”  Well for me, it’s a lot! As humans, why do we find it so necessary to compare ourselves to everyone around us?  As photographers, we’re constantly putting our work up against everyone else and trying […]