Remaining Present

In Jenn’a interview with Erika they discuss finding meaning in your work, how to remain present in your work, and how to disconnect as you start the culling process.

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Mary Moore
Finding Your Niche

“Too many of us are concerned with making pretty pictures, and not with the messiness that makes photographs that really speak to people" - Oriana Koren

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Mary Moore
Achieving Financial Freedom

“I think we creatives need to revolutionize our relationship with money. I’m a planner by nature.  My idea of fun really is Netflix, a weighted blanket and spreadsheets!” - Charmi Patel Peña

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Mary Moore
Taking a Leap

“So often, we hear phrases such as "chase your dreams" or "just go for it" when people encourage us to pursue our passions on a full-time basis. I absolutely believe in chasing your dreams, but I've watched many people make this huge decision without adequate planning.” - Kelly Rehnberg

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Mary Moore
Canmore

There are those places in the world that are so remarkable, you know you’ll visit again and again, if only in your imagination. They bring a sense of awe, joy, and contentment that is so tangible you could almost hold it in your hands. We host the Real Life Conference in one of those places.

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Callandra Caufield
Our List of Inclusive Blogs

"I stopped contributing to blogs long ago, they all look the same." We hear this all the time. The question that usually follows is, "What blogs should I support?" So, with a collaborative effort the Real Life community helped us compile a list of inclusive blogs and publications, several of them are run by our very own members.

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Callandra Caufield
Let's get Real about Money

To kick off our 2018 Speaker Series we speak with ​Courtney Zerizef the founder of Homeroom. Callandra and Courtney talk about the mindset surrounding money as a photographer, some financial myths, and how to get financial systems in place.

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Mary Moore
Responsible Storytelling

In their 20 minute interview, Erika & Daniella dig into some very important topics. Colonialism in photography, responsible storytelling, and the importance of a diverse community of photographers to represent diverse stories & perspectives.

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Callandra Caufield
Welcome

Since the inception of Real Life in 2015 the core team has been just 2 people. We managed to pull off a conference that really connected with people, but there was so much more we wanted to accomplish. Now with the addition of the talented and enthusiastic Mary Moore, our team officially expands to 3!

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Callandra Caufield
Clarity.

This week we’ve been working away on a mission statement for the Real Life Community. Yes, I acknowledge that is backwards, something we should have done at that first planning meeting in 2015. Drilling down your intent in a succinct way is DAMN hard, which is likely why we avoided it for so long. Fortunately, three years in we have the privilege of being surrounded by women who not only want to be part of the community, but want to help shape it as well.

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Callandra Caufield