Introduction

I rarely, if ever, read the introductions to books. Now I’m writing one. Oh, the irony.

I have stuff to say about the stuff I have to say in this book.

This book was born from a Q&A Tumblr blog that I started during the summer of 2012. I began with a goal of answering 1,000 questions. I have since surpassed that goal. As questions come in from folks, the blog is a random brain dump of my thoughts and experiences as a photographer. My editor, Ted Waitt, and I have sifted through hundreds of pages of material to create this book. We started with the original blog posts and have edited and expanded that material for this book. The blog is the rough draft, the framework this book is built on.

I feel this book is going to be the grout ...

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