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In Pursuit of Magic

If you're not having a good time when you're out shooting, what are you doing??? I mean seriously. Going out and taking/making photos is a gas! I'm a big fan of experimenting and making so-called mistakes. The element of chance is always a factor. Did you miss something one day only to see it the next? Were you not in top visual mode? There are always challenges along the way. A battery dies or a memory card fills up right in the middle of your stream? It gets easier to move beyond those things on good days. Some of my best mistakes turned into styles. Experiments as well, There is so much possibility and any given moment I only hope to catch as much as possible. It's a great exercise in rising above the mundane and seeing even familiar surroundings in a new light. And maybe there are days when you just nail something beyond your expectations. When you're passionate about it, you don't give in or give up no matter if the conditions aren't ideal. Maybe ideal situations don't produce the best photos. Just a few thoughts on my process and thinking about photography. This is a double exposure photo taken 9 March 2017, Dumbo, Brooklyn. In Pursuit of Magic, I have a creative photography workshop if you're in interested in doing something different with photography.

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Leanne Staples