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Dear Young Photographer, Just because a lens is fixed doesn’t mean your feet are. Learn to use your 20mm like a 200 & your 200mm like a 20.

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Dear Young Photographer, What are you going to shoot for YOU this year that’s going to advance your vision, career, clients? Find something.

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Dear Young Photographer, If you constantly set the bar higher for yourself than your editors do, you’ll never disappoint them (or yourself).

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Dear Young Photographer, There are 3 things that make a good photograph: moment, light, composition. Start with one of those & build on it.

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Dear Young Photographer, Everytime you chimp, and look at the back of the camera, you’re playing editor, not photographer. Stop that. 

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Dear Young Photographer, If you want to spend time talking about what ISO & what lens it was shot with, you know nothing about photography.

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Dear Young Photographer, Do not date your kind. I’m telling you this now to save you years of awkward moments. #lessthan6degreesofseparation

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Dear Young Photographer, If your reputation precedes you at 23, let’s hope it’s a good one. If not, you are your biggest liability. #change

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Dear Young Photographer, If someone cares, they’ll tell you when a photo sucks. If they don’t, they’ll tell you everything is good enough.

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Dear Young Photographer, When giving feedback to friends about their work, don’t just tear them down to build yourself up. It helps no one.

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Dear Young Photographer, If you think someone got an internship because of who they know, then you should work on knowing better people (or making better pics).

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Dear Young Photographer, Your reputation matters more than you think. On a related note: this field is a lot smaller than you think.

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Dear Young Photographer, Everyone can be ordinary without even trying. What are you going to do to be extraordinary? #setyourselfapart

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Dear Young Photographer, Opportunities present themselves in different ways. The key is being open to seeing them and seizing them. Love, -m

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Dear Young Photographer, Be more like this guy. http://bit.ly/oiwzwE

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