Chapter Thirteen. Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

When I First Started Out in Photography

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So, why don’t pro photographers tell you about these things when you’re “on the way up?” It’s actually very simple, but you need to know the back story to understand how, historically, this has all worked. For as long as I can remember, there has been a “Secret Society of Photographers Who Have Taken a Blood Oath to Never Share Their Hard-Earned Secrets with Outsiders” (known as the SSOPWHTABOTNSTH-ESWO, for short), and this cartel of working pros (supposedly ...

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