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Stop Giving Free Photography Services to Friends and Family

Fstoppers STOP. IT. Stop Giving Free Photography Services to Friends and Family Photography is a commodity; It’s not a secret, and we all know it. When I meet a new group of people, it seems that every time the conversation of “jobs” or “careers” is brought up, inevitably, someone is always a “photographer” by trade. Commodification is a process that happens to every industry,… Read More at Fstoppers

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

“Wow, you must have a great camera!” I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like “Wow, you must have a great camera!,” or “Anybody can take photos like these w Link to the full PetaPixel Facebook post

I bought a $200 camera and lens so people would stop giving credit to the camera for my photos

What cheap or old gear do you still use and love? I bought a $200 camera and lens so people would stop giving credit to the camera for my photos When I began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like ‘wow, you must have a great camera’ or ‘anybody can take photos like these with expensive gear’ or ‘I can’t take photos like these because I can’t afford an expensive camera like yours’. It breaks my heart when […]

Here Is Your Present… Now What? Seize Control!

There are gifts. There are presents. And then there is the ultimate gift which is the present.

You Say I Am Orphan; I Say I Am Loved!

By Greg Pai Inspired By Andrea Mani Photo Credit: Andrea Mani This is a time of the year where many feel lonely or empty.  Especially those who have no family to speak of. Our hearts have to place orphans at the top of that list. What we learn from this story inspired by Andrea Mani, is that we are all orphans if we don’t connect with and depend on God. Orphans have seemingly perfected that connection and dependence as a means of […]

Why Smile?

A smile is an expression of joy or delightful amusement. But it is also a way of giving that costs nothing. Smiling, like yawning, is contagious. This is actually a reflex God added to our design. We tend to respond to people with a like expression to theirs as part of our brain’s way of interpreting and understanding what they are feeling. So when you smile, you are gifting that smile and potentially lifting the spirits of another.