The Art of Photography: The Specialty of Not Specializing By Rick Sammon

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53 min
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4
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Join Mia McCormick for a fun and inspirational conversation with photographer and author Rick Sammon. Rick’s positive attitude and love of photography has led him all over the world pursuing the life he’s always wanted to live. If you can set your goals, create a plan, and never give up, you may just find you are doing the same.

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You've got to have a plan and you have to be prepared to take chances. You never know who's watching, so get yourself out there.
Setting goals works for everyone, and it changes the way you approach what you are doing.
Once you've set your goals and know what you want to do you need to stay true to your vision and never give up.
In photography, there is a big difference between looking and seeing. There are picture opportunities everywhere.
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Rick Sammon

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Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on the iTunes store: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet - an e-book that offers 24/7 access to Rick's best photo tips, tricks and techniques. Rick...

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  1. Profile photo of Ibelieve75 Ibelieve75

    Rick was great, great insight. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I try to be insightful! Thank you, Rick

  2. Profile photo of capsix capsix

    Excellent interview as always, very enjoyable and informative. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Mia brings out the best……. Thank you, Rick

  3. Profile photo of Ray Warren Ray Warren

    Hey Rick you looked so nervous. With all your experience you are the last person I would expect to be nervous. But I must say, if I had the gorgeous Mia McCormick asking me questions I’d find it hard to concentrate too! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of TXCqql TXCqql

    Exactly why I will renew my membership! Pros like Rick talking to me in my house. Just doesn’t get any better. Thanks to Rick and Kelbytraining!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Thanks!!!!

  5. Profile photo of AussieInLondonUK AussieInLondonUK

    I really enjoyed this interview. Gave me a lot of food for thought and inspiration. I am starting to photograph seriously at 59. I have been doing it while enjoying a 37 year career in show business. Now the second string is the first. And, Rick has given me the extra boost I needed to jump the last hurdle for my new business. Thanks Rick. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Cool! Thank you, Rick

  6. Profile photo of Martin Forest Shipps Martin Forest Shipps

    I’m not sure who this interviewer is, but she does an awesome job. It would be nice to post a bio on her. Thank you for another great learning experience. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of pmarsek pmarsek

    Very healthy attitude — thanks for sharing your spiritual side Rick! :-) —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I try to be healthy in many ways!

  8. Profile photo of caisue1 caisue1

    The right words at the right time! I needed a ‘boost’ as lately I have struggled in my learning process and Rick Sammon’s discussion of his own history was an excellent one. He gives a great interview and his tips and quotes are all very encouraging and helpful. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Glad you liked it!

  9. Profile photo of chickweed chickweed

    LOVED IT!!!

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Cool! Thank you, Rick

  10. Profile photo of dilipjoshi.boss dilipjoshi.boss

    Inspirational! Incredibly confident and positive – cannot think of a better advert for photography and his workshops! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Hope to see you at a seminar (more are free) or on a workshop. Thank you, Rick

  11. Profile photo of Bob Bell Bob Bell

    A pleasure to watch, very inspirational. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      At my age, I try to inspire. Thank you, Rick

  12. Profile photo of alanjsmith93 alanjsmith93

    Great interview and insight into a pro’s thought process! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      It’s all about the process. Thank you, Rick

  13. Profile photo of dragonstreet dragonstreet

    Yes, very nice to watch and motivating !

  14. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

    Thank you all for your kind words.