Adventure with purpose

An Adventure with purpose – Capturing winter scenic images in Algonquin Provincial Park

A visit to Algonquin Provincial Park is always an adventure. When that adventure has a purpose of creating photographic art for sale and expanding and challenging the creative eye it is an “Adventure with purpose.”

Reid and I had planned

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On the other side of empathy is trust

If empathy is on one side of the coin trust is on the other. 

In my last post I talked about the importance of having empathy as a photographer and also mentioned that I was getting my own portrait updated. So if the photographer needs empathy what does

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I have empathy

Yes,  I have empathy,believe it or not. It’s because of attending a seminar of Leon Kennamer that I have it.

The year was 1982. A flyer at Sylvano Color Labs in Toronto informed me the Toronto camera club was presenting an all day seminar

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Good-bye old friend.

It was sometime around 2008 or 2009 I think, when I bought this used Epson 7600 printer from a photographer friend.  Since then every print that is 24 inches or smaller on the short side has been printed on this printer.

Long-time clients soon

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Friends make great subjects

Friends make great subjects — especially when they’re “furry.”

About 15 years ago I approached the Cambridge and District Humane Society with the idea of doing a fund raiser. If people would donate to the humane society I would give them a mini session and a portrait print as a thank you for their donation. That

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There are no accidents

John Mitchell Photography

There are no accidents. There may be mistakes, but there are no accidents.

I’m reading a book right now by Steven Pressfield – “NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH*T AND OTHER TOUGH-LOVE TRUTHS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER WRITER”.  The title would suggest that I’m wasting my time writing this because

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You are photogenic

Cookie – cutter photography is good for photographing cookies, not people.

You are photogenic. Cookie cutter photography says most people will look good with a short-side loop light set up. To do that you put one light behind the camera with a big umbrella and one light camera left raise it 6 feet off the ground and put another

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It’s for a select group of people. It may not be for you.

One of the people I follow on various social media platforms is Author Seth Godin. Among his bestselling books are:

  • Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers
  • The Dip: The extraordinary benefits of knowing when to quit (and when to stick)
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
  • Tribes: We need you to lead us

I saw ads for his altMBA course and The Marketing Seminar in the past couple years. I

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The Portrait

If telling the story of you, who would you be telling and what would that story be?

I’m John Mitchell and putting that story into a picture or series of pictures is what I do. Before I can do that I need to know you and your audience. The portrait

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July 23 must be a special day

Happy Birthday Mom.  Mom would have been 94 today.  

Today is also the birthday of my youngest nephew. 

Then there is a girl named Tara from Sarnia Ontario that is celebrating her quarter century today. Turning 25 is a big deal for Tara.

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