Hi. I’m Steve.
I’m a photographer and author. Welcome to my home on the internet. ^_^
It’s wonderful of you to stop by and look around. I’m glad you’re curious! Just so you know, I’d much rather have a conversation than just sit here and tell you about myself. I believe I have quite a lot to learn from everyone I meet.
In fact, I suspect we both have a lot to learn from each other.[sc:homeFreeCourseHeader]
In the Summer of 2013 I graduated college with a degree in photography and too few “practical” life skills. I was headed for unemployment like 50% of my fellow graduates.
I took my education into my own hands. Since that moment I have:
- Read hundreds of books
- Seen Dubai, Shanghai, and Beijing
- Driven 10,000 Km all over the U.S.
- Lived on my own in Hong Kong
- Gotten paid to go to Germany
- Prioritized family and friend time
- Written and published a textbook
- Taken hundreds of thousands of photographs along the way.
I can take credit for exactly zero of those opportunities and none of those achievements. Most were lessons I learned from other people, and a few were even gifts. So many people have helped me along the way!
I’ve had the most fun of all helping my friends figure out how to really dream big and then watching them turn their goals into reality.
Now because I’ve had so much help from generous people along my journey, and I’ve seen how well dreaming big can work, I want to help people set inspiring goals and achieve them quickly.
I’m going to continue exploring the world, and I’m going to work to find the best ways to keep learning and growing along the way.
Here are the highlights:
- My Best Photography Advice.
Take it from someone who’s taken 1.2 million pictures in the last decade.
- How to learn anything.
The same way I learned philosophy as I got my degree in photography.
- How to teach anything.
Effective teaching is the best tool you’ll get in this whole course.
- How to make new friends quickly.
…and keep up with old ones.
- How to be a best friend.
…now that you’ve got so many. My favorite tricks for keeping up with people in a way that’s enjoyable for everyone.
- How to love your work.
(even if you hate it)
- How to discover work you love.
and how to get any job you want.
- How to write a book.
You’ve always wanted to, right?
- How to travel.
Even if you don’t like traveling, have responsibilities, don’t want to, or just can’t afford to.
- Where to go from here…
A list of my favorite online classes, blogs, resources, tools, apps, techniques, life cheat codes, freebies, and more!
The huge space in the page is just so you can appreciate the background picture.
These are the Grand Tetons in Wyoming USA! I took this during sunrise some time in July 2014.
When you’re happy, scroll up to the form and hit “enroll now” 🙂