Isn't it astounding how much life we have inside us? How much we can give and create and imagine and share? Our power lies in the ability to provoke change or to change. To recognize our power gives us power.

I had a vision of this image - a red field, a red stool, a red dress. All of it so clearly illustrated in my mind. I had to deconstruct why I was so drawn to it. In my process, an image...
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Isnt it astounding how much life we have inside us How much
Gemma Wood
Deborah Bisley
Monica Gallardo
Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. I have Fibromyalgia and feel the effects daily. For me it manifests as fatigue, joint paint and nerve issues. However, let me say loud and clear, that I have a great natural pain management routine and I'm feeling good overall. I keep this part of my life largely hidden because I don't feel that it needs to define me or be omnipresent.

I created this...
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Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day I have Fibromyalgia and feel the effects
Angela Fernandez
Julie Blichmann
Edith Cameron
#FailureFriday inspires me to be honest and vulnerable in a time when things seem a little too glossy and polished. This week I share about my anxiety, and how I worked to overcome it through creating and community.

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"I never anticipated that my anxiety could be something good. You never do when you are in the throes of it. But there I was, shaking from nerves,...
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FailureFriday inspires me to be honest and vulnerable in a time when
Gaudy Aur
Brittany Kathleen Edwards Baillie
Sandra Corrigan Kehoe
"Balancing", self-portrait
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Do you more often feel balanced or balancing? I am a very grounded person. I really like having control over everything in my life. Sometimes that goes too far in my desire to control the people around me, the future, and my success. These are not things we can control, nor should we try to such an extent. But still I do, and I...
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Balancing selfportrait Speed Edit Do you more often feel balanced or balancing
Andrea Holroyd
Ali Stewart
Simon Pole
Today brings a new edition of #FailureFriday where I encourage everyone to be open about failure to build a stronger and more honest community.

I photographed this five years ago. I never hated this picture but never could quite finish it. I couldn't bring myself to delete it. Today I opened it up and started editing again, like I've done countless times over the years, and it felt a little...
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Today brings a new edition of FailureFriday where I encourage everyone to
Vanessa Skotnitsky
Debbie Turner
Karen Gomersal
The best part about reaching a point of confidence in your craft is the privilege of sharing it with others. To be able to teach, inspire, motivate or just plain show your way of creating to someone else can help that person to find their own style or voice. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a teacher. I always thought I would go for high school English. I just wanted to show people all...
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The best part about reaching a point of confidence in your craft
Jeroen Hindriks
Teddy Stokes
Virginia Dell Arciprete
Yesterday I started editing some images I had shot a few weeks back with no notion of if they would work out or not. I pulled old stock images I had taken years ago combined with one that I purchased online as well and started playing. My friend Dave Junion is always telling me to play in my craft. It is too easy to be too serious. We put such pressure on ourselves to create something good...
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Yesterday I started editing some images I had shot a few weeks
Sandra L McMartin
Scott Hewitt
Alisha Jurgens
"Right now I see my photography as a wave I am trying to catch. I paddle hard and fast but each time it comes I miss it. The wave isn’t right. That wave was meant for someone else. I sit and wait, I try again, and still it is wrong. I feel like I’m not on water at all, but some dried up space that leaves me wedged between rocks. There is maturity in recognizing this process. There is peace in...
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Right now I see my photography as a wave I am trying
Maciej Jach
Scott Hewitt
Anjela Em
Thinking about my connection to this beautiful Earth is where my inspiration has always come from. The cycle of life and death that is ever-abundant fills me with enough ideas to last a lifetime. I have always marveled at the dirt on a forest floor, wondering how many plants and animals long deceased I was touching with my bare feet. I've sat looking at so many rivers knowing it is never the...
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Thinking about my connection to this beautiful Earth is where my inspiration
Alena Kosciuk
Gallagher Patrick
Claudia Trierweiler
I spent the last 10 days in Brazil. It is an amazing place absolutely full of life. And while I had many adventures there and met incredible people, something even more amazing happened. I got to spend 10 days with my dad. Together we adventured through Brazil on his first out-of-country experience. We hiked a waterfall, explored a cave, drove through a massive city as well as winding dirt...
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I spent the last 10 days in Brazil It is an amazing
Liat Aharoni
Maciej Jach
Onno Veerman
Dear ones of California, I'm coming to you so soon! I get to be the keynote speaker for the Belly Baby and Beyond: A Collaborative Conference and I've added a little something special to my trip. For the last year I have wanted to host charity dinners but never got around to it. On May 5th, please join me for an intimate dinner and conversation about how to give back through your passion.

To...
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Dear ones of California Im coming to you so soon I get
Angela Corley Willis
Angelo DiFusco
Gini Bliss
I created this on the last of 4 days of workshops in Brazil. Even in a new place I bring my own inspirations, as with this, where I was thinking of a little music box I had when I was little where a tiny blue unicorn dances on ice. When someone pulled out this crystal it felt right to create with it.

I love being in new places and letting the inspiration of that place fill me. Sometimes it...
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I created this on the last of 4 days of workshops in
Diane Mastromatteo
Gallagher Patrick
Pedro Jovelli
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
― Herman Melville
We cannot live only for ourselves A thousand fibers connect us with
Alex Salinas
Angelo DiFusco
Misha Voguel
For this #FailureFriday, I wanted to share something that I actually don't think is so bad. But sometimes a failure of an image isn't an atrocity, it is simply "off" and no amount of editing will bring it back. I did this photo shoot in 2011 with darling Ashley Lebedev. She is a goddess so I wanted to do her justice in my own creepy way, and she photographed me that day, too. I bought a bed...
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For this FailureFriday I wanted to share something that I actually dont
Stephen McCall Art
Angela Corley Willis
Johnny Rempel
It is with great honor that I announce I've been chosen to be a Sony Artisan of Imagery, a title I will do my best to bring respect and creativity to!

Some may wonder why I switched cameras. This is my third camera body I have used since starting photography 8 years ago, but the first one that I chose based on my own research. I am a firm believer that the camera does not make the...
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It is with great honor that I announce Ive been chosen to
Steve Bunderson
Kristina Sumpthin
Rhonda Moodley
This is the story of memories I will never forget and pictures I don't really care for. I've started a new tradition around here called #FailureFriday where each Friday I will share a story/picture/etc. from a time when things went wrong. Share your #FailureFriday to create a kinder, more human online experience!

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"If you can’t say that you would still have done...
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This is the story of memories I will never forget and pictures
Angela Corley Willis
Vanessa Skotnitsky
Wendy Williams Baker
What is the point of creating if it doesn't make us feel something? Good, bad, ugly - it doesn't matter much to me as long as I am able to have an experience. This photo shoot was, thankfully, a joyful one. Actually, it was hilarious, and I laughed through most of it uncontrollably! I wanted to share this short behind the scenes video because while creating can be really serious and sometimes...
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Robin Spalding
Victoria McKay
Gallagher Patrick
"Awakening", self-portrait

Imagine this: I'm standing in my bedroom with a black sheet, a Disney princess kiddy pool, a jug of almond milk and a sneaky grin. Cue husband, who decides upon seeing the setup, it would be more futile to walk away than to stay and help.

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I created this image with the most pure creative energy and inspiration, wanting to do something...
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Awakening selfportrait Imagine this Im standing in my bedroom with a black
Johan Verhaegen
Jess Grinneiser
Sandra Ayala
I created this image in the first two months of beginning photography as a hobby. I remember so distinctly trying to figure out how to make it happen until my brain hurt. I ended up taping a white sheet to my wall and hiding behind it to create the effect of a figure coming through, and then blending those images with the wall itself. I remember debating, thoroughly, if it would be okay to cut...
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I created this image in the first two months of beginning photography
Janice Porter
Gina Brandom Rilke
Devin Schiro
The metaphor of jumping down the rabbit hole is beautiful. It isn't about stumbling upon something wonderful, or falling into a new life, but about actively choosing to jump. Sometimes I trap myself into thinking that Wonderland is where I'm headed and when I finally reach the bottom I will find myself in the life I thought I was headed toward. Fulfillment isn't about finally getting to that...
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The metaphor of jumping down the rabbit hole is beautiful It isnt
Janeane Rose Sanborn
Robert Roney
Claire Waldron