I firmly believe that to get great photos that will leave a lasting impact you must live your life to its fullest. Don’t question yourself too much, just stay active, follow your instincts and passion, and surround yourself with things that inspire you. Take chances! Nothing ever happens just by sitting around. Sometimes to discover these things you have to go out into the world and find them.

Firm advice from John Carey on how to improve the mentality you have with what you do with your camera. Imagine a travel writer anxiously wanting to piece together compelling travel stories without first having taken the chance to live through lifelong experiences first so as to validate what their talking about. You can’t.