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Give yourself a gift of excellent photography

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Keywords: mastery, art, bgs

Manitoba Morning, 2004

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Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on November 1, 2017

One of the two c-founders, expert in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

Nathan, thanks for your kudos and thoughts. Many of our experiences are similar to yours, I think. Keeping ourselves inspired is one of the keys to progress. Do feel free to post your thoughts in the Café thread as well, so we keep our "common thoughts" in one place.

NATHAN FRISBY (natpat) on November 1, 2017

Humble thoughts could be much like the realization that I need to improve on my composer skills?? Great article, I enjoy the time and relaxation of photography more as I grow closer to retiring and the fact that my many years of spending countless hours pursuing game as a hunter. I have given much thought to what genre that I could consider myself being good at and reached "Nature" as my great theme of pursuit. Flowers, wildlife, and landscapes will all fall into my passion and I would find it very hard to select just one. Motivation seems to be there most all the time, finding time while continuing to work full time puts limits upon my chances to do just that. My need to improve is there and I know this, the desire to sit and process photos on the computer for countless hours is limited by the fact that I already spend 40 hours or more a week in front of split scenes. The recent trip that my wife and I took driving through, WV, VA, NC and TN gave me new refreshed motivation and I think this traveling might just lead to more practice and additional subjects. Keep the progression of this article going because inspiration is needed.

Joseph Tomasello (jtsnake624) on October 26, 2017


Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on October 21, 2017

One of the two c-founders, expert in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

Thanks for the kudos, Tom, much appreciated. Please do comment in the Café thread as well :-)

Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) on October 20, 2017

Awarded for his continuous knowledge and images sharing with community members Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level of skill in several areas.

Excellent article Bo, and well written. Enjoyed reading it, and I must say I do agree on the points you bring up. For me the #1 factor would be Motivation...it is something that brings out the best in us and we can use it to get better, even when we don't realise it at first. Looking forward to the next chapter :) Cheers, Tom