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1.  SELF CHECK.  This post is short and sweet, but I loved the concept.  Make sure that what you’re doing is best for you and not just who taught you.  I’m particularly sensitive to this issue as a teacher.  I hope my students will take whats best for them and adapt to their own needs. […]

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1.  COLLABORATION.  Like Tara, I’ve never really liked collaboration.  Group projects at school?!  Heavens!  What if someone else didn’t pull through on their part?!  I’m a one woman show for a reason!  But alas, this article (and fascinating video!) elaborate on the strength that can come in numbers.  I have opened myself up to collaboration […]

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1.  WHY YOU SHOULD SHOOT IN MANUAL MODE.  How could I not share?  This is like my life mantra!!  Sometimes I think my Photo Basics class could potentially be scary to people because from day 1 the students shoot in manual instead of automatic. I don’t dance around easy priority modes as an option when […]

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1. INSPIRATION: Ten Things Every Creative Person (That’s YOU) Must Learn.  Amen to Chase Jarvis.  My favorite of his list: “Don’t aim for ‘better’, aim for ‘different’. It’s funny how related “better” and “different” are. If you aim for ‘better’ that usually means you’re walking in the footsteps of someone else. There will often be […]

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1. GEAR Vs. VISION. I love David Du Chemin, both his work and his inspiring words. He just posted a long anticipated post on his use of Sigma lenses this year. Sigma is known for being a more “affordable” lens–which is part of the shock that David took the year to use their lenses when […]

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1.   INSPIRATION:  Moving Past Jealousy.  I loved this post by my dear friend, Amber.  Jealousy is a completely natural feeling to most of us :)  After reading this post, I’m completely inspired by how incredible our world could be if we truly used jealousy as a map in our life!  Think of all we […]

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My favorite finds this week!   1.  FACEBOOK ETIQUETTE!  Yep!  Someone finally wrote what the unspoken rules should be!  Kudos to Elizabeth for voicing a professional opinion that can save us all from making fools of ourselves.  Now I wish she’d write on facebook etiquette for non business owners too :)  Or how about cell […]

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1.  FAMILY SELF PORTRAITS:  Because You Were There Too: 13 Tips for Family Self Portraits.  This is an EXCELLENT read, and as all my lifestyle students know, it is just as important to get in front of the camera as it is to be the one recording life behind the lens.  Pretty certain there are […]

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Ooh.  Some fabulous things to share!  Hope you enjoy! 1.  INSPIRATION.  This post made me cry.  Noelia lives in Spain and has just finished my Advanced Pro course.  What a delight to see this as her final homework submission.  I’m so inspired. 2.  CAMERA BAG SEARCH:  So I had an unfortunate disaster happen last week. […]

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1. ACHIEVING NATURAL EXPRESSIONS: This post by my fabulous friend Jessica was a breath of fresh air. I’m really studying the art of authenticity in my work right now and she gives some fabulous behind the scene examples of how to achieve that in a variety of settings. 2. KEEPING PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY…NOT A […]

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