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"No Secrets"

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 09:56PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in | Comments4 Comments | References1 Reference

Today I had the great opportunity to attend PhotoCamp Utah 2009. It was very special to me, and I also gave a short presentation in the part called "Ignite". Since it was more meant to inspire then to teach, I choose one short theme before my slideshow, NO SECRETS! Today's image is the main slide my wife made for me for the presentation. One of the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to photography is to be completely open about my Photography rather then having "secrets". When I moved to Utah for the first time in 1983 it was to work as a Stills Photographer at The Osmond Studios. One day one of the owners took me to visit a Photographer in the valley who was " The Photographer " in the Valley at the time. I remember how protective he was about what he was doing and didn't even let us into his camera room from what I remember. For the next 7-8 years I just assumed Photographers don't like other Photographers! Oh how wrong I was! So for the next years I was not very involved with other Photographers, but one day back in Norway I got involved with an association and learned how wrong I had been. I also decided to become a "No Secrets" Photographer. That decision has truly helped me soooo much to progress in my profession, get so many great friends, teach in so many countries etc. to truly be a happier and better Photographer. It is amazing how other Photographers open up when you do! When it comes to the Photographer I went to in 1983, he is still in the Valley, one of many, I think even his logo is the same as in 1983, his Photography is about where it was then. I wish he could have enjoyed the blessings of "No Secrets" and enjoyed all that comes with it, maybe someday? Thanks to everyone involved in PhotoCamp Utah 2009, it was an emotional thing to me, to see and enjoy so much sharing and openess among Photographers in the very same Valley. What a great bunch of people, THANKS!

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It's great that you want to take the "no secrets" approach. I hope that all professionals that no so much about what they do are willing to share. We all grow as people the more we share with others. Thank you!

Pat Wright

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat Wright

Hi Kenneth :)

I attended photocamp Utah and was so inspired and taken aback with you and your work. Thank you so much for being someone I can be inspired by and look up to in my photographic journey. Your words and works truly inspired me and I can only hope to one day be as inspiring as you are to many now.

Thank you Kenneth~

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen olsen

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your presentation. Your work is truly inspiring. Being an amateur hobby photographer I am grateful for photographers like you that are so willing to share the techniques they have learned. Thank you!

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Coleman

What a refreshing attitude. I really enjoyed your presentation at the Photowalk camp. Thanks for sharing your time and know how with us.

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanette5

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