Chapter 11. Keeping the Fires Stoked

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

— ROBERT CAPA

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Colin Shadill jumps off a 12-foot cliff while mountain biking at a top-secret, free-riding area near Nambe, New Mexico.

As discussed in the previous chapter, fueling your creative spark is extremely important if you want to continually create new and inspiring images. To that end, it is imperative to experiment on your own or while shooting on assignment, if possible. For the best results, you need the motivation to really push the envelope, so to speak, in terms of your own creativity, technical ability, and ambitions. By “ambitions” ...

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