The Path to Greatness is Along with Others

February 16, 2010

Learning, Wildlife

The path to greatness is along with others. – Baltasar Gracion

I am kinda big on quotes – because they drive home a point quickly. Lately, I have been having fun matching famous quotes with some of my wildlife pictures – as illustrated here by this picture that I took by the Mara River in Kenya.

This quote got me thinking about our fab DPE team. We are here for you! If you have a specific question, let that team member know. Don’t be shy. And, if you have an idea for an article, we are here to listen.

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If you are young and starting a business, or have been around and are looking to begin a new venture, perhaps the best advice any seasoned/sharing pro would offer is to do what the wildebeest and zebra are doing in this picture: working together as a team for a common goal (to get across the river uneaten in this case).

Find a trusting partner or partners that can help you along to the path of greatness.

Explore the Light,


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Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon has published 36 books, including Exploring the Light and Digital Photography Secrets.

When asked about his photo specialty, Rick says, “My specialty is not specializing.”

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2 Responses to “The Path to Greatness is Along with Others”

  1. Carolyn Fox Says:

    That’s what members of our photo club are doing, helping each other to become better photographers and to succeed in the business if that’s the goal. I’ll be president of the club beginning in April and we’re all looking forward to a great year. Let me know if you’re interested in coming to the area this year for a short workshop.


  2. Soren Hedberg Says:

    Great post Rick. I don’t have a business, I’m just a hobby photographer, but I have a good friend that is my “photography partner”. We go out shooting together most weekends, and I think by going together we really push each other to try new things and become better photographers. Having “accountability”, even in something as casual as this, really keeps you focused on honing your craft.


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