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A Few Things...

A Few Things...

For those of you who don't know, my camera recently shut down on me... So yeah, I've been kind of MIA due to that... Well, today I'm back with a quick update. Here are a few things that have happened over the past few days.

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No ONE Camera Is Going To Be Good Enough

No ONE Camera Is Going To Be Good Enough

We live in the hyphen era, a phrase coined by Chase Jarvis (I think). It basically means we have a bunch of titles. We just aren't photographers anymore, instead we're photographers, videographers, YouTubers, Bloggers... you get the point.

Being able to identify yourself with all of these creative titles is amazing, but it can also bring on a lot of stress. This typically happens when it comes to gear. It's easy to call ourselves all of these things, but how many of us invest in each of them individually? Not many is my guess.

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Start Where You're At

Start Where You're At

2017 is right around the corner and it's a natural feeling for everyone to hold off on all things unfamiliar until the new year. I remember doing this last year.  I'm here to tell you, that way of thinking, is 1000% wrong. I was talking to someone about changing the format of my blog, I explained to them how I had a hard time finding a blog post, which means I know other's are as well. I want to build a welcome or start here page and I wanted it to highlight the best post and give new readers a chance to get to know me and what I'm about. My friend's response... Just wait until the new year. Too many people make this mistake, I'm all for new goals, but there's no reason they should have to wait. Once you figure out what they are, attack them.

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Who Are You Shooting For?

Who Are You Shooting For?

Yesterday I went on my first photo walk in almost a year. I was super excited about the opportunity, as this was the first photo walk I've attended that was created with the street photographer in mind. The meetup location was Eastern Market, as most of you know I attend the market event every Saturday so this was extremely convenient for me. We took 5 minutes to introduce ourselves, I was the only new one to the group so I had a long introduction. Talking about my blog, the Lumix GX8 I've been shooting with and my love-hate relationship with Fujifilm, all-in-all, it was quite fun.

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You Don't Have To Go Far For Street Photography

You Don't Have To Go Far For Street Photography

I use to be afraid to admit when I was in a creative funk. How could I teach strength in street photography and have weakness myself...? That use to be my thought process, but I understand that I need to continue what I started with this blog and that's being as transparent as possible. For the last few days, I've been telling myself that I need to make another YouTube video, but I just haven't been able to get up and go do so. The idea of walking around downtown AGAIN just seems so boring, on top of that it takes so much to get the video prepped. I have to shower, make sure my hair looks somewhat decent and then after all the photographing, edit the video. It's a lot more work than what it use to be... when I use to just go outside and take pictures.

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I Need Some Positive Words...

I Need Some Positive Words...

I'm just not in a good place right now... As creatives it's safe to say that we've all been in this situation at one time or another, typically I just blog about it, post like 5 Tips To Get Out of Your Creative Funk, but today that type of remedy won't cut it. 

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I Decided To Value My Work & It Was The Scariest Thing I've Ever Done!

I Decided To Value My Work & It Was The Scariest Thing I've Ever Done!

I believe that our biggest fear in life isn't failure, but witnessed failure. I honestly think people hold us back. Family, friends and now followers... The three F's. It's the reason why many of us keep our dreams and thoughts inside. We're afraid to get opinions on them, we're afraid of feedback and ultimately we're just afraid of someone saying "I told you so" or "That's a dumb idea".

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