To bring positive change to someone’s life and be productive in our society, one must make time for meaningful pursuits. ~ Renée Phillips
The end of your photography portfolio review can also be the beginning of a long relationship. It is critical to follow up with reviewers, personally thank them for their time and keep them informed of your work. ~Elizabeth Brady Robinson
Attending national photography portfolio reviews can be great experiences for photographers seeking publishing opportunities, gallery representation or other possible exhibition venues. ~ Elizabeth Brady Robinson
It’s always better to get permissions or releases before the use of anything that does not belong to you. ~ Maria A. Savio, Esq.
In most cases, if the underlying work or reference work you wish to use is in public domain, you do not need to obtain permission. ~ Maria A. Savio, Esq.
The purpose of a clearance is to allow you to sleep at night without fear that someone will legally come after you. ~ Maria A. Savio, Esq.
Have confidence in your artistic ability and accept your viewpoint for what it is. ~ Elena Parashko
Developing your voice is not so much a matter of finding it, but rather allowing it to emerge naturally and accepting it. ~ Elena Parashko
Whatever your mission, remember that art has great power. ~ Elena Parashko
… Just as musicians have their own unique sound that makes their music instantly recognizable, we artists also infuse our artwork with our own distinctive style. ~ Elena Parashko
There are no guarantees in life or in art, but we can be assured that whatever gifts we have become stronger the longer and harder we work, and our chances of advancing professionally are multiplied over time. ~ Matthew Daub
Great ideas and good intentions are meaningless if they are not acted upon. ~ Matthew Daub
The best advice I can give to any artist is to set aside time every day for your creative work. ~ Matthew Daub
In the art world, where the prize often goes to the last person standing, persistence trumps talent every time. ~ Matthew Daub
View teaching as an opportunity to share your passion for art — not as a routine job where you impart knowledge or demonstrate technique. ~ Elena Parashko
Combining your skills of artist and teacher is especially rewarding when students voice their appreciation for helping them not only artistically express themselves but also improve the quality of their lives. ~ Elena Parashko
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It’s important for teachers to encourage their students, and to create a safe place where students feel free to explore, create and make mistakes without ridicule. ~ Elena Parashko
If you don’t want to share your ‘secrets,’ you will not enjoy teaching, and students will not enjoy being there. ~ Elena Parashko