Photography 101: Shooting in Black and White

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Our last Photography 101 installment focused on color, so it’s only fitting that today we talk about black and white! If you’ve developed your own film in the darkroom, you know that working with black and white is a fun, rewarding experience. These days, many of you use digital cameras, so we’ll focus here on digital photography.

Over on The Gravel Ghost, photographer Merilee Mitchell wows us with her moody and evocative black and white images and photo stories: she captures vast desert landscapes, particularly in Death Valley and around California. In this post, she talks about her passion for black and white photography — and the power of telling stories in monochrome.

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Steven Pressfield says “Put your ass where your heart wants to be”

Who is Steven Pressfied? He is the best selling author of The War of Art, Turning Pro, Gates of Fire, and many others. The movie The Legend of Bagger Vance was also based on the novel written by him. He has gained a lot of popularity the past few years for his writing abou the creative process, overcoming resistance, and pursuing your passion. So much so that he made it onto Oprah’s channel… His words are so simple, but so true. As I sit here and write this blog post I’m telling myself “just sit down and start writing”. And this applies to whatever you are pursuing in life… An artist? Get in front of a canvas. An actor? Go out and do some auditions. A basketball player? Get on the court. Movement creates momentum and if you just get started on something the ideas and creativity will begin to flow. You will be “in the zone” and immersed into the activity. Being in that state of “flow” is when you lose track of time and the lines are blurred between work and play. This is similar to how Pressfield mentioned how children playing have no sense of time and are just in the present moment. When you put yourself in the right enviroment, when you “put your ass where your heart wants to be”, you will tap into something great inside of you. It’s as if you already had those talent and abilities, but it was up to you to challenge yourself and bring them out. And that’s where life is… It’s that uneasy feeling of challenging yourself to do something great, not knowing what the outcome will be. Just acting on faith and on the possiblity that through your craft and passion, you could contribute something great to the world. I’ve embarked on a journey to pursue my passion and make a living while doing it. I love blogging and writing, and I have faith that I can create an abundant lifestyle while doing it. And this his how… Blog Beast Here at Empower Network we’ve launched a new blogging platform. It can be for personal or business, and it’s simple and user friendly. Do you love writing? Or maybe you like making fitness videos? Would you like to share your cooking tips or recipes online? The Blog Beast platform can do it all. Just check out this video to see how. The Empower Network is here to help you pursue your passion and share your talents with the world. We connect with like-minded people who help us reach for our dreams rather than pull us down. So if you’re ready to “Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be” as Steven Pressfield would say, then click one of the links on this post. Take the chance of challenging yourself to do something great. Pursue your passion, use your talents, and share your story with the world.

Blogging the Right Way


How writing affects your unconscious outcomes:

Your memories, and awareness aren’t what really happens, they’re internal representations of what is going on around you. For example, you might spend a majority of the day focusing on what you want, and interpreting experiences in a way that focuses your unconscious outcomes towards what you want – or you might spend the majority of the day focusing and acting unconsciously in the way that you not want.

Whether your unconscious, or conscious of these processes – and whether it’s what you want or not want determines the ways you’re responding to the world, and both directly and indirectly affects the way LIFE responds to your intentions and actions.

So… they say to ‘visualize’ and ‘make affirmations’.

I’ve got a better way.

Blog daily. Make videos every day. Learn to interpret your experiences for the magic that your finding in them as you focus, and realize that this directs your unconscious processes in creating magical outcomes. Write about your memories in a way that sheds new light and understanding on pain, and your unconscious will re-write your memories and representations in a way that forges a new unconscious outcome.

This is the blogging system I use. It’s only $25 – and easy.

And as you pay attention to what you’re creating, and the way you’re interpreting your experiences as your blogging now – you’ll be sharing your new discoveries, and new insights with the world – and you can’t observe the world in a certain way, without changing it. (more on that later)

By blogging daily, you can re-frame your own experiences, the things your learning – the information coming at you, and you can now create a new path for your life – getting you what you want.

In addition – the more you blog daily now, and share yourself with the world, the more people will like, and be attracted to what you’re writing – and why not make money now as they do?

That’s how I’ve sponsored people online – without any paid ads, by re-writing my own unconscious mine to create what I want simultaneously, earning income I enjoy, as you go deep down inside, and ponder.

It’s my goal in 2013 to spend more time reading, writing, and sharing in videos, and as your reading, watching, listening, and following, I’ll be sharing with you insights on breaking through now, here’s where you can pay attention, and learn:

3 places you’ll be following (to keep you guessing):

This blog – you can put your name and email in the form below, right after you comment.

Earn To Learn Quickly company blog – You can read and watch the daily show and insights here.

My Empower Network personal blog – now, I haven’t written a ton there now, because I’ve been writing and making videos. But I’ll be doing something interesting there soon – because I now have people around me to help me get more done, in less time.


Empower Network Review: Single Mother Earns $3,000 in a Day in this Review of Empower Network

In this Empower Network Review video I introduce you to a friend and fellow Empower Network affiliate earning thousands online from home. There are tons of Empower Network Reviews that show people making legitimate money online from home. Earlier this year in 2013 my teammate Carmen experienced her first $3,000 day in Empower Network. This Empower Network review reveals how she did it.

Empower Network Blog Secrets

The Empower Network Blog secrets I am talking about are covered in this video about Empower Network. Empower Network is a top rated direct sales/MLM opportunity and makes me the most money I have ever made using internet marketing as a platform. My history is in sales and I have sold cars, houses, and even toilet accessories and have made high six figure incomes doing so. But Empower Network blog tools are enabling me to surpass all that and finally make a magnificent living online for a chance. Watch the video I listed above to learn how to join Empower Network correctly with the right team. otherwise you are left fending for yourself and your chances for success are less.

Empower Network

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for visiting! Today I want to talk about Empower Network. Some of you may have heard about it, some have you this could be your first time. I look at the Empower Network as either a MLM business tool or a business to make money. Before I start talking about the company, what they do and how the business works I want to mention one thing with every home business out there today you will see people calling it a scam. They do believe it is because they couldn’t make it work for themselves. Be positive, be in the right mindset, believe in what your doing, and don’t give up.

Empower Network is in the simplest word a blog. Much like WordPress, in fact their back page from what I saw is quite similar. The difference between WordPress and Empower Network is that Empower Network will tell you key things to put in your blog to optimize search results.

They attract people to sign up for the blog by telling them their product/service or business will gain more exposure through the blog. For many people it has. But like other home businesses it isn’t a get rich quick scheme. I think its a great tool to work with using your own business because the extra exposure you can gain especially if you are using other social networks to attract people to your blog and website.

If you are a person that doesn’t own your own company or your not involved in another MLM that you can market on their blog, you can sell their products and services instead. But keep in mind a lot of people are selling these same products and using the same tools so it may be easier said than done.

To sign up with Empower Network it is very little investment of only $25. However, there are other things you will need to obtain like an email auto-responder which costs about $19 a month. If you want to sell their products and make 100% commission on them you have to become an affiliate which costs about $19 a month as well. So keep in mind those costs when you sign up as well. If you would like to maximize your earning potential with Empower Network you would do some marketing of your own through other social networks to get people to sign up under you.

For anyone who is in an MLM company I think its a tool that can help you and you can use it to do both market your MLM as well as get people in your business to sign up and use the blog too. It’s all about using all your resources the best you can.

Hope this is helpful for anyone looking for a great business tool or a business to get into!

Come back for some more reviews soon!