Tuesday’s Tip – Use a Filter

Last week, there was an article in our local paper about Len McGregor. He’s 82 and has had his photography business for over 60 years. 60 YEARS. That is simply amazing and I can only imagine the changes he’s seen in that time.

I loved reading the article written about him and agree with many of his statements. There’s been one quote he gave that has really stuck with me, so I thought I’d share it with you today.

“Photography still requires a filter, the grey filter, as in the matter between your ears.” ~ Len McGregor.

If you read this post a little while ago, where I talked about Business Sense and running a photography business, you may understand a little more about why this quote sticks out for me. In a ever changing industry where people are opening photography businesses at an alarming rate, it pays to remember that this is still an art form. It’s not a matter of “spray and pray”, where you take hundreds upon hundreds of images, in hopes that you get a few good ones. It’s about education, and practice and thinking. It’s about teaching your clients that less is sometimes more. That putting up an image on the wall to enjoy every day is better than having a disc full of images that sits in the drawer. That investing in having a professional portrait taken is worth it.


If you want to read the full article, you can find it here.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!

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