Inspiration Station: November 8

I’m Still Here: Back Online After a Year Without the Internet A fascinating read about one man’s year of living offline. A Love Letter to My Body A beautiful letter that serves as a gentle reminder that we all need to be a little bit more forgiving and a lot more loving towards our own […]

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An Ode to Autumn: 10 Reasons Fall is the Best Season

Oh, autumn. You sexy, sexy beast. I do love you so. Let me count the ways. 1. All the colors. Oh my God, all the sumptuous, bright, warm, eye-popping colors. Color me gaga. 2. Scarves. I have about ten, and my collection is definitely not big enough yet. I love wearing a different scarf every […]

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Side Projects: Poetry and Photography Challenges

I have been working on writing a novel, and, as is usually the case with large projects, I am finding my confidence and motivation flagging. (That happens to other people, too, right, not just me? Right?) So I sat down to brainstorm some side projects that I could do to help me continue feeling inspired […]

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Photo Tips: Creating Your Personalized Workflow

There are lots of books and articles out there on workflow (or digital asset management as it can sometimes be called). Most often, they’re giving you a recipe for a workflow that you might adopt. This is all well and good, but that workflow may not work as well for you as it did for […]

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Professional Photographer: Business or love? Or Both.


I consider myself a professional photographer. Having received a formal photo education, but seeing many other students turn away from being a professional has made me think long and hard trying to figure out what might be a decisive difference between the”professional” and “amateur/hobbyist” categories of photographers. Is it just the individual’s perception? Is it […]

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School’s Out For ..Ever – Should you go to Photo School?

all the peeps from photo school

My time as a student has finally come to a close. A core part of my identity, gone at the end of a meandering week consisting of a couple lingering assignments. And it was this anticlimactic thing.There was no specific moment where I said, “Yes, I’m done.” This is the way the world ends. Not […]

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This Mortal Coil | Creative Challenge

A quickie this week. We’re going to toss a theme out there, and you get to run with it. This is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. That I struggle with constantly. I know I’m not the only one. Maybe you can take some of your own existential angst and turn it […]

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The Brave Little Toaster | Creative Challenge

For this week’s creative challenge, personify inanimate objects. Write a story with a refrigerator as the protagonist. Do a series of photos of object characters. Have fun with it! As a bonus…what is your favorite movie/story/show featuring otherwise inanimate objects as characters? I have always loved Beauty and the Beast, as well as The Brave […]

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Organizing your Lightroom Catalogs for External Harddrives


Going to photo school involves a lot of post-processing work. The biggest issue of all is jumping from my computer at home to the computer at school and trying pick up from where I left off and staying organized. Lightroom makes things really easy if you know just a few little things about how the […]

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Color Me Inspired | Creative Challenge

This week’s creative challenge is very straightforward. Pick a color. Any color. One you love. One you hate. Center your creation around that color. Easy, right? So what are you waiting for? See you back here next week for another challenge!

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