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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

Make sure that your life is always expanding by being courageous. Having your life shrink is no fun at all, and it does happen if you’re not careful. You can travel the world on a shoestring, start your own business, and find the love of your life all at the same time if you’re courageous enough. On the flip side you can see your friend list shrink, see your bank account dwindle, and end up with the wrong person if you’re not courageous enough. It’s a two-edged sword that you want to be on the right side of.

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“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

People believe that the best of the best are born that talented. But it like Malcolm Gladwell says. it takes 10,000 hours to truly master any endeavor. The people who have gained great success have gotten that far through dedication and years of practice.

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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is an oddly polarizing figure. She’s been loved and hated for her successes. She credits all of her success to positivity. When she speaks of her success, she rarely talks about hard work and determination. Rather she focuses on having the right thoughts and the right approach to life and work and values.

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“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” – Henry David Thoreau

In your heart of hearts, you know what drives you and what makes you a gift for the entire world. It is probably so much deeper than you give yourself credit for. If you live those beliefs and convictions, you can make major changes in the world. That’s how a few people with no jobs (like Emerson and Thoreau) shifted the entire thinking of a nation (Transcendentalism).

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We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare

If we allow ourselves to be contained by negative thought, we will never achieve our fullest potential. Shakespeare is right to say this in the sense that we constantly struggle with selling ourselves short. Don’t get stuck in your past. Where you are now, is not where you will always be.

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

If things aren’t going your way, you only have yourself to blame. You must be the one to enact the change that you need. Chances are, things are in constant motion all around you. Maybe you have become stagnant in your personal or professional life. You must be the one to take the first steps and welcome change.

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Here’s a nice breakdown of what it takes to get places. The brains in your head give your body the directions it needs to take you where you want to go. You just have to know where it is you want to go. Determining your destination is priority one. What the brain can dream up, the body can fulfill as long as there is a strong determination and a clear vision of what it is that is wanted. The great part is that this is all up to you, you have plenty of choices, and there are countless directions that you can head.

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“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz

Everything that is possible now was once impossible before. It took dedication and fortitude for those to create what others said could not be done. Believe that you can, keep moving forward and you will. Things might get hard, but keep your positive attitude at the forefront and things will work out fine.

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“Everyone wants to ride the train but not everyone wants to lay the tracks.” – Aj Joshi

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Everyone wants the perks of success but not everybody is willing to do the dirty, unglamorous work to get there. Aj Joshi compares hard work and success to building and riding a train. People will wish and complain about what they don’t have but won’t put in the work to get it.

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Photography as an art form by Edward Steichen

“The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself,” Edward Steichen theorized.

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He attempt and ultimate success to gain recognition for photography as an art form. In 1911 Steichen shot the latest collection of couturier Poiret for teh magazine Art et Decoration, which is now generally regarded as the 1st ever fashion shoot.

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 During the First World War, Steichen was posted to Europe to run the aerial photography division of the American Expeditionary Force, and he remained there until 1919. The clarity of the aerial photographs convinced Steichen to change his style and embrace the clear, sharp images that cameras could make.

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He abandoned the soft-focus and heavy retouching of his earlier work. In 1923, Steichen received his first major break as a photographer, when he became chief photographer for Condé Nast Publications.

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For the next fifteen years he took fashion photographs for Vogue and portraits for Vanity Fair, becoming hugely influential in both fields. His portraits of Gloria Swanson (1924) and Greta Garbo (1928), for example, have become icons in the history of photography.

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“Миссия фотографии – объяснить человека человеку и каждого самому себе”, – теоретизировал Эдвард Стейхен.

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Он пытался и в конечном итоге обрел успех,  получив признание фотографии как художественной формы. В 1911 году Стейхен снял последнюю коллекцию couturier Poiret для журнала Art et Decoration, который в настоящее время, как правило, считается 1-й фешн сьемкой в истории моды.

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Во время Первой мировой войны Стейхен был отправлен в командировку в Европу для управления отделом аэрофотосъёмки Американского экспедиционного корпуса, и он оставался там до 1919 года. Ясность аэрофотоснимков убедила Стейхена изменить свой стиль и обхватить четкие, острые изображения, которые могли сделать камеры.

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Он отказался от своей мягкой фокусировки и тяжелой ретуши которарая присутствовала в более ранних работах. В 1923 году Стейшен получил свой первый крупный прорыв в качестве фотографа, когда стал главным фотографом “Conde Nast Publications”.

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Следующие пятнадцать лет он создавал фотографии моды для Vogue и портреты для Vanity Fair, став чрезвычайно влиятельным в обеих областях. Его портреты Глории Свонсон (1924) и Греты Гарбо (1928), например, стали иконами в истории фотографии.

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