7. SET PERSONAL GOALS

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THE REWARDING BUT elusive art of photography presents a lifelong learning curve for me. Every time I think I’ve mastered something, I realize that I’ve only leveled up to a point where I can take on new challenges. Sure, some things remain consistent and I have a foundation of knowledge and experience to rely on, but every level is a little bit harder than the last.

Becoming a more nuanced and sophisticated artist takes significant effort, but it offers an even more significant payoff, so I push myself, experiment, and explore. That is why travel is an unparalleled gift for a photographer. You never know what lies around ...

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