Tag Archives: encourage

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 […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 22 “The Secret Ingredient”

Running a photography business isn’t just about what other people want.  It’s about what you can offer. It’s personal and it’s different for everyone.  Sure, there are things we can all do that are the same and are proven to help us be more successful…but it’s not copy and paste.  There’s a lot of photographers […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 21 “Slaying the Green-Eyed Monster”

At some point we all face this monster rearing its ugly head…and if we don’t cut it off, we stand to spiral into a pit of self-loathing and depression. Most people tend to romanticize the idea of being a photographer.  They think it means we spend most of our time walking along the beach, snapping […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 20 “You Screwed Up…Now What?”

If you were to tell me that you’ve never screwed up in your photography or business, I’d say that you’re either a liar or you’re not telling the truth!  (Because that’s the only option there is.) The fact is, we all make mistakes from time to time.  It’s part of the “human condition”.  If you’re […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 19 “What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do”

Sometimes we all just feel lost and don’t know what to do next.  One thing I can say for certain…if you don’t know what to do, the worst thing you can do, is to do nothing! The photography industry can often be a cryptic and confusing place to call home.  There are a thousand different […]