Chapter 3. Discovering Your Personal Project

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Vermont, 2010

Do what you like to do. It’ll probably turn out to be what you do best.

WALLACE STEGNER

Some photographers have multiple personal projects that they want to accomplish and actively work on them day after day, month after month, year after year. They know exactly what they want to do, and they are moving forward on their way to achieving their goals.

Other times, when I ask photographers about their personal projects, they shrug their shoulders, look defeated, and sigh. So I ask them what images they would be excited about making, but the most common response is “I don’t know.” At this ...

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