The Art of Photography: The Specialty of Not Specializing, with Rick Sammon and Mia McCormick

Rick's positive attitude and love of photography has led him all over the world pursuing the life he's always wanted to live.

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: On Having a Plan (Duration 14:36)

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.

Lesson 2: On Setting Goals (Duration 15:25)

Setting goals works for everyone, and it changes the way you approach what you are doing.

Lesson 3: On Never Giving Up (Duration 11:58)

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.

Lesson 4: On Staying Positive (Duration 11:41)

In photography, there is a big difference between looking and seeing. There are picture opportunities everywhere.

Meet Your Instructor: Rick Sammon

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…

Meet Your Instructor: Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick works as a resident technology expert for Kelby Training and B&H Photo - one of the largest electronic retailers in the world. She also conducts a series of…


  1. 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!

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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