One day I asked myself, “If someone were to give me the complete freedom to shoot anything I wanted with an unlimited budget, what would that be?” This was meant to be an existential question about who I wanted to be in the future as a photographer. The answer changed my life as a photographer and might change yours as well.
There are precious few careers that can put you on a major league baseball field one day, in a helicopter the next day, and on a movie set the following day. It’s a true gift to find something to do with your life that sustains your soul and spirit. It’s like finally discovering “the one.” When you find that connection, the depth of the love is undeniable. It weaves itself into your very being and remains there until the day you die.
If you want to make the leap from the photographer you are now to the photographer you want to be, what’s the best way to make that leap? What is the fastest way to learn techniques that will separate you from the crowd? Where can you spend quality time and develop personal relationships with the […]
Yes, I have an IRA account, a savings account, real estate investments, a small business, and a treasured camera collection that represents the history of photography. But, the best financial return on investment that I ever made was an investment that I made in myself. A $391,154 return—and counting. Networking and connections have always been […]
I’ve always admired the professor on Gilligan’s Island. He had this amazing ability to make a Geiger counter out of bamboo, or a shortwave radio out of a coconut. He was truly a handy guy to have around when the castaways were in a real bind. I really could have used someone like the professor […]
Life is like a workshop. I’ve never really thought about it that way before, but the value you receive from a photography workshop is often still paying dividends years and years after the workshop has ended—very much the way one’s childhood, education or other experience can only be truly valued with the benefit of hindsight. […]