Student Stories: Healing // by Lindsay Ritchie

Over twenty years ago, my dad handed me his old Minolta. I’ve been enchanted with the art of photography ever since. I was just beginning to turn it into a business a few years ago when I received severe criticism from someone I trusted. The words were too much for me – I shut down

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What I Have to Say: Jeremy + Ash Parsons

It’s been 650 days (and some change) since we quit social media. A one week hiatus for an off-the-grid spring break trip turned into a year that turned into almost two years now. What happened in the weeks and months following the decision could fill a book. Suffice it to say, our lives were affected

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What I Have to Say: Whitney Chamberlin

How much did you pay for college? If it was within the last eight years, you paid at least fifteen thousand per year. If you went to a private school, you likely paid upwards of forty thousand per year — before your text books, housing, food, and everything else required in collegiate life. Let’s assume

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Student Stories: A Conduit For Human Connection // by Tricia Ramsay

I have always been creative, but as so many creative stories go, I suddenly found myself sitting at a plastic desk in a sterile office under blinding florescent lights doing what they call “work.” Every day for seven years I went to “work,” and bit by bit lost my identity in that hollow, colorless routine.

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Left Brain: Two Steps to Secure Your Data

Do you have a solid back-up system in place for your images? We’re always surprised to hear how few actually do. It’s always one of those things you mean to get to, but usually don’t put into place until after you experience a major data loss. By then you’ve shed many tears (and probably just

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Student Stories: The Very Best Parts of Me // by Peta Hood

Imagine if you were gifted a perfect little package, a gift that represented all parts of you, that celebrated who you are, and when you opened it, there emerged the most powerful and much-needed parts of you that you never knew existed. That is what taking this class felt like to me. It continues to

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Left Brain: What is Street Photography? // by Michael Dees

Street photography by Michael Dees

What exactly is street photography? In my reading, I have seen no definition that is satisfactory. I’m glad to say that my view of street photography is quite liberal. These variations shared below are not so much necessary rules or essential attributes of our art, but some examples of images that we’ve all seen that

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Student Stories: Meet Kristin Kobza

“The fleeting beauty of baby-ness, our daily mess of sweet dysfunctions, and the sensitivity of motherhood itself are what has brought me close to photography. What at first seemed to be the only way to simply capture my kids has become a creative outlet that had long been missing in my life.” Along Kristin Kobza’s artistic

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What I Have To Say: Press On by Brian Schindler

One of the biggest things I’ve come to learn is how important claiming your stake in this industry has become. And by that I mean you, yes you, claiming that stake. Allow me to explain. For years I let myself wait for that validation to come from other people, to match other people’s styles, to

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Announcing: Our Online Photography Classes for July

School may be out for summer for the little ones but summer plans – whether relaxing by the pool or adventuring with the ones you love – make it the perfect time for us big kids to get our learn-on. We have a fantastic line-up of classes scheduled for this July including a brand new class for

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