I can sum up my advice to new photographers in six quotes:
“There is an expiration date for blaming your parents.”
"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street."
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
"You don't get what you wish for, you get what you work for."
“A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan.”
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible.”
Nick Vedros has been a good buddy of mine for over 25 years, first meeting in my early Hasselblad days. He's one of the most creative and talented photographers I've ever worked with, but check out his work for yourself by visiting his galleries and his website!
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