I spend a lot of time following some of the forums on Facebook where new photographers gather. I've also spent a lot of time talking directly with "newbies" and there's a common theme that comes up too often. Too many of you are fighting with friends who don’t support a change you want to make in your career path.
So often I hear how much somebody loves imaging and wants to make the break to photography, but it's an uphill battle and their family and even friends aren't particularly supportive. It's interesting how we always find parallels in other people's challenges in life. Whether family issues, competitors, even watching the news often brings us back to our own personal situation.
Over one hundred years ago Mark Twain summed it up best....
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
That kind of says it all, with one exception - don't let anybody grind down your dreams!
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ClickCon 2020 Circle the Dates!!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry this past August.
The dates have been announced for 2020 at the Palmer House in Chicago. August 11-14!
What a kick!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.