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December 30, 2017

Opportunity doesn’t always knock, sometimes it slips in the side door wearing a disguise.

Above: Image, Gina Milicia When I was a newbie to photography, I imagined opportunity would arrive at my front door, accompanied by an epic movie score, and beautiful lighting. I pictured myself ready, I had all the gear and knew how to use it, and was wearing my best “this is how I get my big break” outfit. The reality could not be further from the truth. In my experiences, there wasn’t a tadaaa or datadatadata moment like you see in the movies. Opportunity didn’t bother knocking; opportunity used the side entrance. There was no movie score, in fact, opportunity often spoke so quietly that I nearly missed the invitation. Opportunity is a master of disguise, the opportunities I met were rarely dressed in flashy gear and neon lights. I got a big break in event photography in the middle of renovating my new studio and moving out of my...

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