It is very easy to tell someone to "be true to yourself" but for most human beings, that flies out the door when wolves are at the door. The sad truth is that you can only be true to yourself when someone else believes in you. And will pay you. :)
Brilliant article. I've been doing this for 30 years and you've given me plenty to think about.
Kudos to Coeur d'Alene High School for assigning their photography students to write a paragraph on this article. I just found it on their blog site, and it was refreshing to see the responses by 45 high school students.
Thanks Cheryl. As a photographic educator in a local prep-school I am always curious what other strategies are being used with this age group. I appreciate the article, the thread and the link. I have e-mailed that teacher and hope to start a dialogue about what it is that we do.