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One of the Most Important Traits of Any Photographer

Being a photographer, whether you are an amateur or a professional, is a complex thing that takes knowledge of and experience in a multitude of factors and scenarios in order to find success. And though all of those factors are undoubtedly crucial, there is something else that all successful photographers share in common, and this great video essay discusses how you can embody it to become a better creative.

Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this insightful video essay discusses the importance of having the right attitude as a photographer. It can be easy to become mired in the many issues that tend to come along with the craft, and certainly, those concerns are valid and not meant to be diminished by the message here. Rather, the idea here is to remember that none of us were forced into photography. Whether amateur or professional, we all first picked up a camera because we loved the craft and the creative process, and reminding ourselves of that once in a while can be a good way to re-center and put some of the problems we experience into perspective. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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