It’s a new year — a clean slate. Last year is behind us and what lies ahead is a year of opportunities of new amazing editing technology, new AI stuff, new gear, and new techniques – we’ll learn lots of new stuff, and we’ll create some of our best images. There’s so much potential for this coming year. It’s a book full of blank pages ready for us to start creating – to make new chapters –to make new images, to do things we’ve only dreamed of, and go places we’ve never been. It’s really exciting when you think about it.

A couple of weeks ago, on ‘The Grid,’ our topic was: “The Secret To Better Photos In 2023 Is Not New Gear.” I know a lot of you caught the episode when it aired live, but for those who didn’t, I’m posting a link to it here but right at the spot where we get to the heart of the matter – the video starts right at the 14:57 mark where we talk about the secret – but for some reason, it would not embed into the blog today (it’s finicky sometimes), so it’s just a link. You only have to watch a few minutes to get what we’re talking about, but I really think it will help to hear this message this early in the year to set up 2023 for success in your photography. Here’s the link.

Hope you find that helpful.

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

Well, it’s more of a “shortly after Christmas miracle,” but it can only be a miracle that my 8-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the putrid NFC South Division this year (back to back, two years in a row, which is the first time that’s ever happened in Tampa), and they are headed to the playoffs. Now, we’re not playing well – not near to our ability or talent or how we should be playing, but I want to remind all the doubters out there. Three years ago, when we won the Super Bowl, we did NOT win our division. We got in as a Wildcard team and took it all the way, and won it all. Do I think that will happen again this year? I do not, but hey, miracles happen every day. :)

Here’s wishing you a fantastic start to 2023. May it be your best year so far! :)


About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.

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