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  - Closing the creative gap: "Get it" and "Practice"   - Closing the creative gap: "Get it" and "Practice"
    * if you know how to recreate the photo - your creative gap is small - if not, the gap is large. Always work on closing the gap! Practice!     * if you know how to recreate the photo - your creative gap is small - if not, the gap is large. Always work on closing the gap! Practice!
-    * “Our jobs as photographers is to show the world to people in a different way”.+    * “Our jobs as photographers is to show the world to people in a different way”.
    * Be objective, edit vigorously, get portfolio peer reviews     * Be objective, edit vigorously, get portfolio peer reviews
    * are you good enough? submit your work to judgement:     * are you good enough? submit your work to judgement:
      * camera club competitions, magazines, online, stock agencies, photo books, etc       * camera club competitions, magazines, online, stock agencies, photo books, etc
  - Gift of rejection:   - Gift of rejection:
-    * "Your strength as a photographer doesn’t come from working on your strengths. It comes from working on your weaknesses."+    * "Your strength as a photographer doesn’t come from working on your strengths. It comes from working on your weaknesses."
      * rejected based on quality of your work -> now you know what needs work!       * rejected based on quality of your work -> now you know what needs work!
      * rejected due to timing: some shoots need photos 6 months in advance!       * rejected due to timing: some shoots need photos 6 months in advance!
    * School vs. Learning (Getting it)     * School vs. Learning (Getting it)
-      * School is tests and credits and notetaking and meeting standards. Photography, on the other hand, is ‘getting it’. It’s the conceptual breakthrough that permits the student to understand it then move on to something else. Photography doesn’t care about workbooks or long checklists. Experimenting, making mistakes and learning more about photography and technique is something else. It is the ‘getting it’ part of the quote above.+      * School is tests and credits and notetaking and meeting standards. Photography, on the other hand, is ‘getting it’. It’s the conceptual breakthrough that permits the student to understand it then move on to something else. Photography doesn’t care about workbooks or long checklists. Experimenting, making mistakes and learning more about photography and technique is something else. It is the ‘getting it’ part of the quote above.
      * While passing your subjects is important, remember that no client will ever ask for your report card.       * While passing your subjects is important, remember that no client will ever ask for your report card.
      * A client will ask you for your portfolio.       * A client will ask you for your portfolio.
-    * “There isn’t a magic formula. There are no secrets. You have to make the images, and then manage to get them in front of the people making the assignments. That hasn’t changed for as long as I’ve been looking to get published. It’s all about hard work.- [[http://www.aphotoaday.org/apadnews/2007/06/interview_bill_frakes.html|Bill Franks]]+    * “There isn’t a magic formula. There are no secrets. You have to make the images, and then manage to get them in front of the people making the assignments. That hasn’t changed for as long as I’ve been looking to get published. It’s all about hard work.” - [[http://www.aphotoaday.org/apadnews/2007/06/interview_bill_frakes.html|Bill Franks]]
  - Learn the value of your work - not "free"/photo credit   - Learn the value of your work - not "free"/photo credit
    * "No, you cannot use my imagery for free. I am a working photographer and I understand the value my imagery brings to your requirements. If you wish to use my imagery, then you will need to license my imagery accordingly".     * "No, you cannot use my imagery for free. I am a working photographer and I understand the value my imagery brings to your requirements. If you wish to use my imagery, then you will need to license my imagery accordingly".
    * Website Perfection - focus on the photos, SEO optimize, CONTENT is KING     * Website Perfection - focus on the photos, SEO optimize, CONTENT is KING
-    * “In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away…”+    * “In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away…”
  - Get Your Name Out There   - Get Your Name Out There
    * If you _expect_ the phone to ring -> you need to get your name out there     * If you _expect_ the phone to ring -> you need to get your name out there
 
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