If I were to offer you an all expenses paid trip to Paris and tell you to produce ten exceptional images during your stay, I have every confidence that you could do it.

Yet when I suggest the same assignment be completed right here, there are looks of shock.

Why?

You are not so much a student of photography but a student of life. Your life.

You have only one duty, the duty to oneself to be the best you can be.

This emerging state of self awareness comes from daily, consistent, explorations with your medium.

So celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Try this. Go have a coffee and as the back lit steam lifts seductively off of the hot surface, make images of this moment as it feels to you. Make your own Paris right here and now.

The simplest moments can uncover great truths about who we are.

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