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Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer by Michael Clark

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Chapter 2. Chasing Shadows

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

— WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Jeremy Flores sneaks under a small wave at the 2010 Billabong Pipe Masters surfing competition on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

The life of a freelancer is fraught with suspense. Freelancing is certainly not a career choice for those who shy away from rejection or need a consistent paycheck. I never know where the next job will come from or what I will be shooting. In many ways working as a professional photographer feels like chasing your own shadow. There are always images to create, invoices and estimates to prepare, and ...

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