The Beauty of Challenge

Do you see the beauty in the challenges we face? How they allow us to improve? Last week I wrote about criticism and the positive impact it can have. You can read that post here: Feed(back) Your Enthusiasm. Feedback and criticism will often pose as a challenge to us, they're signs that something we're doing …

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A Year Long Photography Project – A #WiPW Guest Post

As you may well know, photography is something very dear to my heart (I'm one half of Level Up Photography after-all!) and, if I'm being 100% honest, I've been dying for a photography project to hit Work in Progress Wednesday. Like with all skills and talents, photography requires a lot of practice, it takes a …

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Little Changes in Art

Have you ever noticed the subtler things we do with our art? The little changes we make that hold a bigger impact? When creating art, be it writing, photography, or anything else, it can often be improved with little touches. That doesn't mean to say that big changes can't help, perhaps you're working with a …

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Weddings, Passion and Self-Conscious Creativity

Do you create without a need for recognition? Or does a little support go a long way? Do you hide your work away, self-conscious of it, or do you show it off for all to see? As you read this I'll be at a Wedding as a weird cross between Photographer and Guest. The Wedding …

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Unexpected Appreciation

Don't you just love it when someone appreciates something you do? When it wasn't your intention but receive it anyway? At the weekend I had some downtime, I had no plans for an afternoon besides the usual household chores and tidying. So, I got to editing some photos. It's been awhile since I've edited anything …

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2016: A Thursday Thought

As we usher out 2016 in a hurry, and lovingly embrace 2017 as a welcome change, I wanted to use todays Thursday Thought to reflect back on what 2016 did right. All years have their ups and downs, but it’s the ups I want to remember and celebrate. Arranged in a somewhat-but-not-really chronological order (which …

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Those “Perfect” Highlight Reels

Did you know that, when you look at a portfolio for an artist, you’re looking at their best work? It’s a shocking revelation, I know. I’ll let you sit down and take it in. Did you know that, when you read a book you’ve bought, whether from highstreet or Amazon, you’re reading a fully edited, …

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