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A Growth Mindset

A Growth Mindset

As I concluded in my article on Neuroaesthetics, our brain can tell us a lot about ourselves. The different sections control unique types of tasks and the whole is important for who we are as a person and how we behave. Reverse engineering our behavior then should make it easier for us to understand how to bring the best out of ourselves.

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Photography: What's Your Purpose?

Photography: What's Your Purpose?

I have been practicing photography for around five years now. During these last five years, I have become a better photographer, but I would say that when it comes to creating meaningful art, I have only just begun. While images don’t have to be meaningful, I do find that having a purpose behind pressing the shutter makes the process more fulfilling.

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Tall Poppy Syndrome

Tall Poppy Syndrome

There is a climb to the top that most including myself are on. Everyone is taking their own path or forging a new one and each journey is interesting to look at in hindsight. There is a concerning part though in how some are making their own way or rather bringing others down to elevate themselves.

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Photography is about Mindset

Photography is about Mindset

While practicing photography is a great activity and I find pleasure in it most of the time I am not able to do it all the time and that is ok. I have a day job which means I am not able to go out and do landscape photography whenever I want. The good part of this is that even if I had all of the time in the world, I wouldn’t be able to do landscape photography all of the time because it takes a mindset to be quality photography.

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Selling your Soul for Stock Photography

Selling your Soul for Stock Photography

Photography can be done as a business in many different ways. The most common one is to be doing portraits because people always need photos! Another way is, or at least used to be, shooting stock photography.

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Technical vs Artistic Vision

Technical vs Artistic Vision

Photographers typically start out learning the medium by reading manuals and watching guides on how to use the camera. As artists, we are not meant to be architects of technically perfect images. Computers are designed to attempt to achieve an ‘ideal’ exposure according to whoever designed them.

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Learning from Bad Photography

Learning from Bad Photography

It is important to fail. We all have taken bad images before. Everybody has done something cringe-worthy in their processing one time or another. Nobody has a perfect portfolio of images that they love from years prior.

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The Journey vs the Goal

The Journey vs the Goal

I am like most people focused on some sort of objective. I want to win a contest, have a gallery, speak at a convention, or whatever that may be. It becomes an obsession of mine and the last thing on my mind is the path there and all of the milestones dotted along it.

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Inadequacy and Not "Good Enough"

Inadequacy and Not "Good Enough"

 I like to think I am an optimistic and positive person. I am lucky to not have many depressing thoughts or times that are that low. Still, I am vulnerable to feeling like I am just not good enough or like I have failed miserably. 

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Learning Through Failures

Learning Through Failures

 I have tried and failed in a lot of ways while practicing photography. Some have been more intense than others. I have made some more public mistakes and many more that nobody has seen!

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