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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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There are no accidents

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Bonnie Deekon 1941 – 2018

Bonnie Deekon 1941-2018 Cambridge has lost a great leader and advocate for animal well being. It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned last night of the passing of Bonnie Deekon, executive […]

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