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Create Something Beautiful 🏜 I’m a professional Idaho photographer, specializing in Landscape Photography and writing from experience. Writing for Dorothea 💫

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Forest path going two directions
Forest path going two directions
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Robert Frost — 1874–1963

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! …


Essentials for starting out

Young woman sitting down in a field
Young woman sitting down in a field
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Here’s a common story:

One day you become enthusiastic about photography, and find yourself jumping at every opportunity to take photos and to improve your work. You keep this up for a while, but slowly the enthusiasm you once had starts to fade. You start feeling like you’ve stagnated in your growth, and that you’re just doing the same old thing, over and over again.

How can you rekindle the passion you once had for photography? If you haven’t hit the wall yet, how can you avoid running into it?

Well here are 8 simple tips for keeping yourself motivated in photography!

Let us get started!

1. Carry Your Camera at All Times


Weekly Poems to Motivate you in Photography.

A orange bird sitting on a wire with a blurry background
A orange bird sitting on a wire with a blurry background
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By Emily Dickinson

A Bird came down the Walk —
He did not know I saw —
He bit an Angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,

And then he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass —
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass —

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all around —
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought —
He stirred his Velvet Head

Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home —

Than Oars divide the…


Rainbow behind the house.
Rainbow behind the house.
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Rainbows are spectacularly amazing.

They have a hidden talent, the ability to make everyone stop in their tracks and take in their beauty. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, there’s something about those colors in the sky that never loses its intrigue. Part of what makes them intriguing, perhaps, is just how short-lived they are! Rainbows appear and disappear in a moment, giving us just a brief window to capture and enjoy them.

But rainbows aren’t just challenging because of their fleeting nature — it can be extremely challenging just to capture a genuinely outstanding rainbow photo. Often, what you see in…


Weekly Poems to Motivate you in Photography

a Misty green forest on a rainy day
a Misty green forest on a rainy day
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by Rudyard Kipling.

THEY shut the road through the woods
Seventy years ago.
Weather and rain have undone it again,
And now you would never know
There was once a road through the woods
Before they planted the trees.
It is underneath the coppice and heath,
And the thin anemones.
Only the keeper sees
That, where the ring-dove broods,
And the badgers roll at ease,
There was once a road through the woods.

Yet, if you enter the woods Of a summer evening late, When the night-air cools on the trout-ringed pools Where…


Asking Idahoan creators thoughts on issues, creativity, and where they hope to go in the future.

Idaho creative people’s answers
Idaho creative people’s answers
Vol. 2 of Gem state’s Creatives’ Answers.

Put pure and simple, Martha’s star is here for Idaho creatives. we know that we can’t meet all of these creatives here in the gem state in person though, So, we went to social media (twitter, reddit, and Instagram) to ask who some of these creators are, and some questions on creativity, their favorite Projects, and how we can help others to follow their passions! Today we speak to Hannah who does flow art.

here are some of their answers.

(NOTE: Letter Q stand for questions, meaning what we asked each Idahoan Artist, and The A stands obviously for the answer they gave. Each persons answers…


A photographer’s seasonal playground

Beautiful spring flowers with snow on them | Click, Click, PHOTO!
Beautiful spring flowers with snow on them | Click, Click, PHOTO!
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As the snow melts from our rooftops, and our flowerbeds wake from their winter slumbers, photographers get their cameras ready to snap the change of the seasons.

Personally, I found that it is one of the most exciting times of the year, where a new world is there for the taking — taking of photos that is.But how do you go about taking photos for this new season? A new season means new possibilities, so you gotta be sure that everything goes right for a first photoshoot. So as a photographer, how do you approach the spring?

Today, I wanted to go over some photo spring tips; some tricks and good advice how to take some awesome photos when everything starts to warm after the hard winter…


Weekly Poems to Motivate you in Photography.

A single cloud in a blue sky
A single cloud in a blue sky
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by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such…


Child being held by a woman in the fall. Child is wearing a mask.
Child being held by a woman in the fall. Child is wearing a mask.
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Journalists write — photojournalists snap moments.

Both fields are important when reporting the news, but as a picture is worth a thousand words, photojournalists have a leg up on most all other kinds of media. They often travel to places of particular note or may live in a certain area to catch events as they unfold. You could be a war correspondent, or capturing events in your home town. Wherever you are working, your job is to bear witness to events and capture them in a way that will evoke something in the viewer.

I think anyone aware of this line of work is aware of…

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