Be the Photographer You Want To Be

Our friends and family love us, they want us to succeed, and they are the first to tell a little white lie to make us feel good about our passion. This may be hard to hear, it’s even difficult to type, because it’s a lesson I had to learn in the beginning and wish I’d had someone to tell me otherwise. The truth is, we all do certain types of photography well in the beginning, but not everything we do is brilliant. If I were you, the first thing I’d do is get away from your family and get new friends…just kidding…

When I first started shooting professionally, my friends had given me a little too much positive feedback that, in a way, worked against me. The problem was that I was only showing my work to friends, and not to seasoned professionals from whom I could learn. I was not …

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