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Tag Archives: Insight

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 9 “Stressed Out”

“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  Whoever coined that phrase was clueless! A photography business can be greatly rewarding, but it can also be a nightmare.  Much of that depends on our perception of our business and how we choose to operate.  Let’s set the record straight though…if […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 8 “Be a Failure”

In a world where everyone is telling you that you need to work hard and be successful, I say “work hard and be a failure”! Now I’m not saying to go out there and try to fail at what you do.  What I am saying however is to accept who you are, which is a […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 7 “You’re Listening to Liars”

When we look back on our lives, the biggest regrets we’ll ever have are chances never taken. Life has a way of making us feel, well…”stuck”.  Some people feel stuck in a job, stuck in a home, stuck in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, stuck in a bad financial situation, the list could go on. […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 5 “Creating Creativity”

“I’m just not that creative.”  “I wish I were more creative.”  “I have trouble coming up with new ideas.”  Do these phrases feel familiar? One of most common questions I get asked is, “Where do you get your creativity?”  My honest answer…I really don’t think I am very creative.  It’s something I struggle with as […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 4 “Who Are You?”

Believe it or not, who you are may not be who you want to be. On this road to finding our own way in photography, there are an ample number of speed bumps along the way.  So many times, it feels like we’re being counter-productive and we have trouble even taking ourselves seriously as photographers […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 3 “Close Your Eyes”

Our love of photography is killing us from the inside out, but there’s something you can do to fight this sickness. Just close your eyes.  This may sound counter-intuitive.  I mean, we are photographers for Pete’s sake!  Our job is to open our eyes to the people and places around us and to capture them […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 2 “Finding Your Voice”

Photography is a trap that lures you in just long enough to crush your soul.  If you haven’t felt that way, give it a minute…your turn is coming. For some reason, there is a mysterious allure to photography that draws people in by the truck loads.  I think this is because we live in a […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 1 “Why Me?”

You’re probably asking yourself, “What makes you think you’re qualified to help me?”  Well don’t worry, I’ve asked myself that same question many times over before deciding to do this, and here’s my answer: For some reason, there’s a truth that people often like to ignore (and photographers are no exception). That truth is this; […]

Look Beyond Photography: Introduction

What’s the point of all this struggle? Don’t you feel that way sometimes? As photographers, we’ve entered this career path because we were in love with the process of image creation and enamored by the possibility of creating images for a living. However, somewhere along the line, we lose that enthusiasm and our spark of […]