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The problem with life is that it can sometimes get in the way of allowing us to truly live. It is all too easy for to get wrapped up in our daily lives and forget about the dreams we once had or the beauty that surrounds us every day. As an artist and a photographer I am fortunate in that I get to capture the adventure of life on this planet through art. As I have continued down the road less traveled, I have been fortunate to experience much that this planet has to offer. From climbing mountains in the Himalayas to surfing breaks off the coast of Australia, exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu to sailing down the Mekong River into Vietnam. However at the end of the day, my best adventure yet is being a father.

"Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art." ~Maya Angelou

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As a species, we tend  to take more and more things for granted as life goes on. The challenges is to realize this is happening. As a photographer, I have been fortunate enough to experience and explore some of the most amazing locations on this planet. Throughout these adventures I have seen the sun rise over Mt. Everest, dove with Great White Sharks off the coast of California and walked through the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In the past these events have caused me to not truly appreciate similar experiences in my daily life, such as a sunrise here in my home of Denver, Colorado.

That all changed when my son was born. His child like sense of discovery re-opened my eyes to the beauty of a change in perspective. It showing me how precious life was. I learned to appreciate all the moments in life, big or small. I think any artist or photographer should strive to regain that child like sense of discovery, as it is only then that you can release your mind and allow for more creative freedom in your work.

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As an artist and a photographer there is no doubt that sharing my work, my passion and my knowledge helps define who I am. However the reason I am a photographer is because of my love for capturing and preserving various moments of life from all over the globe...not because I want to be famous. Too often I see photographers step away from the reasons they originally got into photography and instead fixate on the popularity game when it comes to being active on social media. Instead they fixate on their followers numbers or their anger that the guy/girl next to them is more popular then them.

The purpose of social media and social networks at their core is simply to provide the possibility and potential for interaction with other individuals from all over the world. Nothing more...nothing less. It doesn't matter if you are on G+, FB or Twitter to market your business or just find inspiration, that core principle doesn't change. It is the "social" aspect of the "social networks" we all choose to be apart of. Don't let your EGO get in the way. Don't play the "popularity contest" game. As a photographer or an artist, this fixation will take you away from your passion for the art. Instead enjoy the fact that today, you have the potential to connect with more people around the world then ever before...and tomorrow...there will be more then today. Get to know the followers you have, strike up conversations and take the time to engage your community as it is.

Thanks to +Ken Kaminesky for sharing this graphic with me :)

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Photo: Daily Inspiration - Understanding Creativity

As an artist and a photographer, I am always looking for Inspiration and Creativity in my work. Sharing that passion with others is part of what makes photography so special to me. This is why I am extremely excited to be working with +Jeremy Cowart  on a new project. I can't say anything else just yet....but be prepared to be inspired!

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep" ~Scott Adams

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As I continue to unpack from my last two photo workshops in Cambodia and Zion National Park respectfully and begin to prepare to leave for Jordan next week, one of my favorite authors comes to mind.... Jack Kerouac

"Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless, and don't be sorry" ~ Kerouac

Life is such a precious thing. Don't take it for granted. Don't continue to push things off onto tomorrow. Regret is a four letter word after-all  Every day I cherish my family (my wife and son) and every adventure I cherish the life that allows me to explore.

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Daily Inspiration

As an artist and a photographer there is no doubt that sharing my work, my passion and my knowledge helps define who I am. However the reason I am a photographer is because of my love for capturing and preserving various moments of life from all over the globe...not because I want to be famous. Too often I see photographers step away from the reasons they originally got into photography and instead fixate on the popularity game when it comes to being active on social media. Instead they fixate on their followers numbers or their anger that the guy/girl next to them is more popular then them.

The purpose of social media and social networks at their core is simply to provide the possibility and potential for interaction with other individuals from all over the world. Nothing more...nothing less. It doesn't matter if you are on G+, FB or Twitter to market your business or just find inspiration, that core principle doesn't change. It is the "social" aspect of the "social networks" we all choose to be apart of. Don't let your EGO get in the way. Don't play the "popularity contest" game. As a photographer or an artist, this fixation will take you away from your passion for the art. Instead enjoy the fact that today, you have the potential to connect with more people around the world then ever before...and tomorrow...there will be more then today. Get to know the followers you have, strike up conversations and take the time to engage your community as it is.

Thanks to +Ken Kaminesky for sharing this graphic with me :)

#dailyinspiration    www.colbybrownphotography.com

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