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Mr Grimm wrote:
I absolutely love your transparency Mark. Nothing held back and no secrets to hide. That is the sign of someone who is truly confident in their work.
If only more pros would take the time to post untouched raw files. It might give more people the inspiration to look past the boring shades of grey prior to processing and see what hidden colours can be brought out. Im off to go look through some old files now Thanks!
Thank you very much for this compliment. I think it takes many years to develop confidence. I, like anyone else, did not have that in earlier years. It comes slowly, sometimes painfully and in time. I used to hold fast to every thing I learned as a secret to try to get an advantage over my competition (I have been admittedly way too competitive over the years) but as time went on I began to realize that I am not competing with anyone! There is a huge world out there and plenty enough room for everyone to do well in it. If someone benefits from learning a technique I share, great. I guess what I am saying is, I used to have it in my mind that we need to be careful not to create our own competition. That may be true in some fields, but I don't see that anymore in the case of myself and Landscape/Nature Photography. If someone else does really well in the field, it has no detrimental effect on my life whatsoever. Yet, if I learn to be more generous in helping others (and I, as much as any, am in process) then my life gets enriched. As an example, the other day I was going through stuff and found all my folders of past student/clients when I was living in Vegas. This is not including my growing Skype clients I had. I was totally stunned to see all the clients (relationships) I have had and all that they got taught! Some have even gone on to be professionals. Time flies and as I age (I'm certainly not old yet) I realize more and more it is really the giving that is meaningful.