Passion is what makes a photographer stand for hours consumed by their work in what most people would consider bad weather. Passion is sacrificing your social life because you would rather be pursuing your art. Passion gets you out of bed at 3:30 a.m. while everyone else is asleep. Passion doesn’t operate from 9 to 5; only jobs do. Passion is eating at odd hours because it interferes with the light. Passion consumes your thoughts day and night. Passion can’t be taught. Passion can’t be bought. Passion is not making excuses to get out of pursuing your passion. Passion is creating for the sake of creating. Life without passion is unthinkable.
Knowledge without passion is wasted talent.
A special thanks goes out to Tony Kuyper for providing me with a recent update of his acclaimed, TKActions Panel for Photoshop. His tools have enabled me to bring the images in my mind to life.
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