A friend of mine told a story the other day about a man whose goal in life was to get love letters from strangers.
Specifically, he wanted to get a job to work on a product that would help people, so they, in turn, would write thank you letters to him.
He just wanted to be thanked for what he did.
It struck me because I realized that’s my life ...
Most people see me as a “professional”… as someone who is smart, who has their act together or as someone who knows what they’re doing all the time.
This makes me laugh.
Growing up, I never thought I could do anything, especially when it came to computers or cameras.
I took one photography class in college and on a ABCDF scale, I made a D.
Yesterday I posted this tweet and it stirred up some interesting conversations.
A couple people asked me for some extended thoughts on this topic. So here ya go.
I get emails all the time from high school students asking about what they should study, what cameras to buy, where they should go to school, etc. As I said above, I think if you're going to...
Photoshoots are kind of like cars.
Photographers are kind of like car dealerships.
People often want me to take their photos for cheap, thinking it will look like the expensive photos I take.
They think I just sell cars and that all cars are the same.
But sometimes I sell Ferrarris and sometimes I sell Hondas.
My ferrari has room in the budget f...
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About: I’m a husband, a dad to two (soon to be four), a photographer, entrepreneur, teacher and I try to give back as often as possible. I founded a global photography movement called Help-Portrait and also founded an iPhone App called OKDOTHIS. My goal in life is to use my voice, ideas and creativity to inspire and help others. I live the simple life in Nashville, TN with my wife and two kids and we’re in the process of adopting two more children from Haiti (they’re almost home!). Read my official bio here.