Vineyard Grapes, Dutchess County, New York | 30 Day Blog Challenge | Day 12

What’s So Special About it? | Day 12 | 30 Day Blog Challenge

Vineyard Grapes, Dutchess County, New York | 30 Day Blog Challenge | Day 12

It’s back to back posts for me again, as I catch up after taking a break over the weekend, but I just wanted to point out something from Natalie’s Day 12 post that really made me stop, think, and smile:

I’ve encouraged you to be yourself by reminding you that nothing can compare to you or how you can build a thriving blog by being yourself. – Natalie Sisson


When it comes down to it, I think that many of us are limited, downright crippled, by the idea that we are not good enough, that we don’t have anything else to add to the dialogue, to the industry, to the community, to the conversation. And that has to stop.

Self-portrait with a camera I loved but have since parted with, the Nikon D7000 | 30 Day Blog ChallengeTo answer Natalie’s question, my USP, my Unique Special Proposition, is that through 15 Second Photo Tips, I will NOT be helping people become “pros,” or teach them every single little technical detail; instead I will get to the bottom of things: tell them what to do and how to do it, nothing more, nothing less. I’ll be helping regular camera-owning folks to take better pictures, simple as that.

So many resources for photographers on the internet are geared towards professionals seeking ongoing training, as well as aspiring professionals or advanced amateurs. I want to give easy to understand, simple to implement lessons to anyone who wants to learn how to just take and edit a decent photo on anything other than Auto. I’m not going to be promising riches through photography or create fine artists out of people who aren’t looking for anything like that. I’ll be helping people to take advantage of their camera’s advanced features, whether it’s a DSLR, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, or an advanced point and shoot with manual controls.

For that segment of camera owners out there who are not aspiring pros or advanced amateurs (or for those who are just completely brand new to the photography world and need a stepping stone before moving on), and are simply looking for short little tips and tricks to help improve their candids, vacation, and family photos, 15 Second Photo Tips is my answer.


30 day challenge

Since delving into #TSE30DC and reading Natalie’s new book, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, the resulting introspection and accompanying thoughts and ideas have forced me to take a step back and evaluate my personal and professional goals and dreams. It is a fantastic book full of actionable steps and awesome resources . . . it’s full of tips, info, and inspiration you can sink your teeth into- it’s not just a bunch of fluff! If you’re doing the 30 Day Blog Challenge and haven’t read it yet, I suggest you do!

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