One of the first things I noticed while talking with Fstoppers Co-Founder and Photographer Lee Morris, was that he is brutally honest with himself about his abilities, level of talent, and the validity of any goals he might have set for himself. He's always been creative, but it took him a little while to figure out where that creativity would lead him. At an early age, while growing up in the south, he had dreams of being an animator. When he had the opportunity to pursue that dream however, he made one of his earliest self critiques, and decided that he didn't have the level of talent that some of the other young artists had. This attitude would continue through several endeavors until he found himself armed with a camera, taking headshots on the college campus. That soon led him to the world of wedding photography and the slow build of creating a business and an easy going lifestyle based around it. One day while talking to his good friend and fellow wedding photographer Patrick Hall, the two of them decided it would be a good idea to try and start a website devoted to teaching some of the techniques they wished they could have learned sooner. That website would become Fstoppers and it would go on to become a very well known online photography community and education platform. On this episode of the podcast we sit down with Lee to talk about the future of online education, what he feels like is the best way to deal with commercial clients, and what he says is a guaranteed way to succeed in the world of photography.
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