The Biggest Photo Myth Ever

There's a huge myth in this industry, and it's time it was exposed. This is a myth that we photographers have been feeding you for years, maybe since professional photography began. We've based entire businesses on it, we've based our professional organizations and...

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Pets are Hurricane Victims Too!

In 2012, more than a year after the Joplin tornado, I adopted a cat. She was a tiny kitten I found while staying at a church camp outside of town. The shock came when I tried to take her to the animal shelter. They said they were still, more than a year later,...

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You Live the Story You Tell Yourself

If you have for some reason missed the title of this post I want you to stop. Go back up there and read it again. It's been two days and I'm still trying to get my head around it: that not only did I finish the Arkansas Traveler, 100 miles of sometimes very rough...

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Fall is Family Photo Time!

Fall is coming fast and that means it's prime time for family photos! At Mariposa Studio we have the same offer as last year, except this year I'm purchasing a set of premium Holiday Cards for everyone who books before October 15! That means that for only $275 you get...

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Learning to Run in the Dark

I have been cleaning up the basement and ripping out that nasty carpet that my ex would never get rid of, and I finally found my journal from last fall. And, I found something I wrote that I love. I'm going to quote it, word for word. November 28, 2016 I ran this...

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What’s Your Vision?

It started with a picture. And a mountain. 2010: I started up Pike's Peak for the marathon. Mile eight, I turned around, defeated and discouraged. But, on the way home I bought a plaque, with a picture of a mountain and a saying. "Now is the time. Climb your mountain....

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Values

I'm going to challenge you here with some truth. I just saw the most ghastly family photo. I won't go further than that, but it was obvious that this was some cheap drive-by type place that doesn't bother putting out either a good product or good art. Maybe it was one...

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