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

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Chapter 5. Expanding the Portfolio

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you will only hear about it.”

— JAY MAISEL

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Mike Tittel taking a break while mountain biking on the Wasatch Crest Trail near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Improving as a photographer involves hard work, experimentation, and having a vision for where you want to take your photography. It takes a lot of energy to flex your creative muscles, and it isn’t always fun or easy. As quoted in the opening of Chapter 1, Henri Cartier-Bresson declared, “Your first 10,000 images are your worst.” I’m not sure this is completely true because some of ...

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