Selling the Dream

"Sometimes the things we can't change, end up changing us." The times we're living in are certainly character building. Things are changing faster than ever before. It's almost a palatable hum. The kind of hum you'd find in a Stephen King novel. Most of it being generated by technology. From…

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Work:Life – Randy Kepple featured on Faded and Blurred

Faded and Blurred is a fantastic online magazine devoted to the art and craft of photography and the people who make photographs. Editor Jeffery Saddoris interviewed me for an ongoing series called Work:Life. The series focuses on creative professionals trying to balance creative, personal and business lives while pursuing their…

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London Calling – A Career in Transition

Life at a crossroads. "There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." —Winston Churchill At one point in my life, change was a constant. It's the one thing in life you can count on, right? In today's world, change is something you can't escape. And…

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Hang Time with the Family on Maui, Hawaii

"Somehow, the love of the islands, like the love of a woman, just happens. One cannot determine in advance to love a particular woman, nor can one so determine to love Hawaii." ~ Jack London All my life, I've heard of the beauty and allure of Hawaii. From the classic…

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Who Do You Work For? The Battle Inside Us

I remember an interview with photographer Gregory Heisler in which he said, "Work as hard for yourself as you work for someone else." I've always applied that work ethic to my business. The old adage of hard work pays off in the end. In the past six months, something fundamental…

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Keeping Up with the Kepples

Whenever I meet someone for the first time and they find out I'm a professional photographer with 3 girls, they always make some comment about how many beautiful pictures I must have of my girls. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily true. With one daughter in college, the other graduating high school…

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Physics of the Quest

Being married with 3 daughters, it's safe to assume that when we all gather to watch a movie, it's not going to be an action blockbuster. Not even a foreign film with subtitles or anything that requires more than an emotional investment. I'm not complaining. I'm more well-rounded and can…

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The Overuse of Adjectives

I get it. A self-employed photographer wears many hats. There is no marketing, accounting or human resources department. It's an army of one. If you don't tell the world how great you are, who will? (maybe your clients, but thus I digress) There is no denying the power of social…

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Advice from Drew — Who Knew?

"And though I'm now miles from what you would call a practicing evangelical, a lot of the teaching I received from that time in my life still sticks with me. After all, good advice is good advice. Doesn’t matter where it comes from. Nowadays I’ll take a spiritual lesson from…

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Confessions of an Errant Blogger

"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once." John Archibald Wheeler Apparently, even time could not prevent everything from happening at once. My absence is due to many things and I'm not about to make excuses. My intentions were good and then the month of May happened. Like a…

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