What I receive I must pass on to others. The knowledge that I have must not remain imprisoned in my brain. I owe it to many men and women to do something with it. I feel the need to pay back what was given to me. Call it gratitude . . . To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been there before me, and I walk in their footsteps.
I read those words and they spoke to a project I had been thinking about for a while. When it comes to photography, I’ve always been an enthusiastic student. Year after year I invest in education, using what I’ve learned to get better but then I fail to complete the circle by sending what I know back into the world. For some reason I just assume everyone else knows everything I know. But after attending styled shoots with other photographers, making new friends at workshops and conferences, and working with my own second shooters, I realize everyone is at their own point in their journey.
So, over the next 100 days, I’ll be blogging daily to share what I know about shooting, weddings, film, lighting, business, marketing and self care as an entrepreneur. My hope is to add knowledge and encouragement to your journey, wherever you are.
|Denise Karis is an Arizona wedding photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris|