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It has been a hard time lately for me. I think it happens to everyone from time to time. Failure is never a good thing, but I know I am a strong person and I’m resilient. Sometimes I just need time to wallow in self-pity to help me see what my next moves will be. Though the next step is still evading me somewhat, but I will get there.
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The other day I went to an event and it was about creative portraiture or conceptual photography.  I tend to call conceptual photography Fine Art Photography.  The event was to teach people how to do conceptual photography.  I didn’t stay for it, I realised after a while that it really wasn’t for me and is something I have been doing for many many years.
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Merrell Australia decided to have a competition for Outdoor photography in Australia. I don’t normally enter competitions, but they have always been a fantastic company and have given me a lot of support over the years. I really didn’t expect to get anywhere, just thought if I entered I could help support their comp, so it was a complete surprise when I received a phone call to tell me I had made it to the finals.
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Part of doing the whole Fine Art Way thing is to realise that I need to be working as an artist if I want people to take me seriously. I haven’t really worked as an artist for a long time, and I think it is time to get back to it. One aspect of that is approaching galleries.
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The last few months I’ve had a small number of members in my Fine Art Way group and it has been so rewarding. Not just for me, but for them as well. I love sharing the knowledge I have. I am going to be opening it up again for new members shortly, but I wanted to share with you some of the experiences that a few have had. 
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