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People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig

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23. Be Who You Are

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OPPOSITE Yvon Chouinard was an early climbing pioneer in Yosemite and made several important first ascents. Not satisfied with the available gear, he used his blacksmith skills to build his own. His gear and approach caught on like wildfire, and he started the company Patagonia. Chouinard is the real deal. Fifty years later, he stands in his original workshop and he is still as tough as steel.

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, the neighborhood group of boys defined a poser as someone who pretended or falsely played the part. In skateboarding that meant if your board was not scratched it was not authentic. And you ...

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