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

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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 JEAraman JEAraman

    Great job at explaining the 5D “family”. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Eagleburger Eagleburger

    Great course. Can we please have an update based on the 5D Mark III? Thanks. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of easymaths easymaths

    I use Sony and they are also very, very impressive cameras. I still enjoyed this video as there are no videos explaining Sony cameras. I hope you will produce videos on Sony as well sooner as there are so many of us waiting. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of eneasgarcia eneasgarcia

    I liked this very much. This is a great class and Rick is a very good teacher. Although I’m using a Canon 7D, I’ve learned a lot with this class, specially how to deal with many features. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    Love it. Very good teacher. I only wish that he and all Kelby teachers would talk not soooo fast. Not everybody, using Kelby training, is a native english speaker. Thanks for the future. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of alanjsmith93 alanjsmith93

    Rick is a great instructor and makes understanding the cameras easy to grasp. Thank you Kelbytraining for another great course! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of Chivo101 Chivo101

    Great class. Maybe it is time to add a module with the Canon 5D mark III?

    1. Profile photo of Melissa Melissa

      Sure! View it here:

  8. Profile photo of Trv21145 Trv21145

    Hi Rick I just have one question : have you use the Canon 6D ?