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Posted In Inspiration

It’s About More Than Just The Image

Kyle McDougall | September 24, 2016

What is it that you really want from photography? That’s a question that I believe we don’t ask ourselves often enough.

Without having a conscious understanding of what brings you satisfaction, it can be easy to let your journey trend in directions that really don’t matter that much. Over the years I’ve tried my best to consistently stop and reflect on where I’m at with my craft and what things are bringing me enjoyment. I believe developing this habit can have a big impact on your consistency and enjoyment and is something that all photographers should try and take the time to do.

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Are You Aimlessly Chasing Achievements?

Kyle McDougall | September 10, 2016

I recently stumbled across a post titled “The #FOMO Epidemic” by a blogger named Eugene Phoa. “FOMO” is an abbreviation for the “Fear Of Missing Out” and according to Eugene “has become so rampant in recent times that it was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.”

The definition of FOMO is as follows: Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.

Eugene goes on to talk about how a lot of us are so easily affected by what others are doing that it can leave us chasing dreams or goals that we might not necessarily want. While reading through Eugene’s article, I was constantly drawing connections to similar thoughts that both myself and other artists I know of have experienced in the past.

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The Creative Journey
Erin Babnik

Kyle McDougall | July 21, 2016

For this week’s instalment of “The Creative Journey”, I’m excited to feature Erin Babnik. Erin is a full-time landscape photographer with home bases in both California and Slovenia. I’ve always been drawn to the connection, passion, and depth Erin displays in her images and writing. On top of her impressive imagery, she also teaches photography workshops and is a member of the Photo Cascadia team. Make sure you visit Erin’s website and Facebook page to view more of her work!

 

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Helping Each Other Grow
The Launch Of A New Movement

Kyle McDougall | June 16, 2016

We all have ideas, dreams, goals. Things that we think about day in and day out that we constantly promise ourselves we’re going to get around to pursuing. In my case (and most likely yours), a number of those ideas and goals are centred around outdoor photography. It’s a passion, that for many, influences a number of actions throughout life, and oftentimes can play a large part in shaping a person’s identity.

Like many other hobbies or passions, what typically starts out as a curiosity with photography, quickly erupts into many other things that were never expected.

A lot of these things are good: relationships, self-discovery, travel, purpose, and growth to name a few. Unfortunately, every passion also comes with a sometimes overwhelming side order of negativity or wasted focus that can stunt growth and even end up influencing people to give up on their dreams completely.

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