The word gathering has many definitions but my favorite is, “to wrap or draw around, or close”. Here in the South, we gather many things. The toys in the evening before bed. The tomatoes off the vines in the garden. The people we love. We gather together a lot. We believe so much in the […]

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The Gathering Place

Finding a roommate for an event like United is actually easier than you think. I know that it can be intimidating to attend an event like United, especially if it’s your first time to a conference or workshop. You might not know anyone, or you know the people, but only from your interactions (or observations) […]

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How to Find a Roommate For United

When I first reached out to the Showit community and asked if we had members of the military for a feature for Veteran’s Day, I never imagined I would end up talking with so many amazing people. There are so many heroes in our community, and I’m honored I got to hear some of their […]

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Photography Veteran: Scott Kretschmann

In an interaction with another photographer yesterday, something happened to me. I was chatting with him and he said, “It’s refreshing to have realism. I mean you hear about the Mouseketeers or whatever being all happy and sparkly, and then when you’ve been in the industry for a while you realize that’s NOT what it’s […]

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More than Unicorns – Five Reasons Community Rocks

Com·mu·ni·ty kəˈmyo͞onitē – A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. There has been quite a bit of conversation lately regarding our community. There have been many Facebook comments like “it isn’t the same as it once was” or “remember the good old days?” and I am […]

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Rebuilding Community

Welcome back to Community Comment!! As you may know, this little snippet is focused on getting to know the cool peeps in the Showit community. The animals… the animals… If you know what song that is, then you may be just as depraved as I am, but it got me thinking- If you were an […]

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Community Comment-What Animal Would you Be… and Why?

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? 
-Katy Perry I've been there. I've experienced that solitary drifting feeling, wondering if I'm doing the right thing, wondering if I need to rebrand, restart, or just scrap everything. I've spent hours enviously pouring over other photographer's websites, drooling […]

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The Power of Community

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