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Taking myself seriously

It’s taken me a little while to come to this conclusion.  I apologize for my tardiness.  But it’s taken me a long time to actually take myself seriously here.  I actually thought I was and the other night I realized, no, I was just deluding myself.  I have Katie Humprehys to thank for finally bringing me out of delusion when she gave a talk Tuesday night at Mile High Photographers.

I do a lot of looking around the internet (and the real world) for advice on how to do this photography thing.  And I get inspired.  And I learn wonderful amazing things.  And I think that doesn’t apply to me yet.  I’m just starting, I’m just barely hanging on and what these amazing photographers I admire have to say doesn’t apply to me.  Because those folks have made it.  They’ve come out the other side from where I am.  Me, little baby photographer (to borrow and repurpose APW‘s baby bride term).  But then I realized something.  Something really silly and obvious.

The only way to get to the other side.  To get from being a baby photographer to a photographer who has made it is to act like I’ve made it.  It’s that simple.

Now to just implement everything I’ve learned and then written off as not applicable.

Photos from our recent trip to ABQ to visit my longtime friends Erika, Eric, baby Everett, and dog Esha.

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