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    Philosophy of the passion for our trade

    This is a quote from the blog of Scott Adams, creater of Dilbert. No idea if it's his originally his older but it's just about the quintessential philosophy behind the love of photography, especially for those of us for whom it's already a day job...

    "So when people ask how they can find their passion, the answer is that your passion finds you, as long as you can free up your schedule from the "must dos" enough to let it in."

    I found it very powerful.
    I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz

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    Re: Philosophy of the passion for our trade

    Great quote Ben, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Philosophy of the passion for our trade

    Great quote.

    I never really understood it when people would say they love their job or loved what they did until I started doing landscape photography full time; now I can’t think of any I’d rather be doing.

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    Re: Philosophy of the passion for our trade

    Me i just want to shoot, at the end of the day it all that really matters everything in between is meaningless. You can quote me on that.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Philosophy of the passion for our trade

    Much like Joseph Cambell's, "Follow your Bliss...." Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.

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    I have just too many hobbies
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