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Let's Go Over A Recap of Our 2020 Milestones

   2020 has been a wild ride for sure, but nevertheless, we have focused to make it an opportunity to help and grow our Scopio and community of artists and to advance humanity's visual understanding of the world. We have been able to do so much in this crazy year we’ve all had. So let us go over our biggest wins, roundups and future projects. Let's go over a recap of our 2020 milestones. Find the 2020 Podcast on Spotify: "The Authentic Photographer". This includes the full uncut recap of 2020. Listen now!  Or if you have a moment, watch the full video on YouTube!     This Is How Our Year Started  We started the year by making "Forbes...

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Our Favorite 2020 Quotes by Our Photographers

  2021 is around the corner! So how about we take a trip down Scopio lane, and look back at some of our favorite quotes said by our photographers. Here are some of our favorite 2020 quotes by our photographers:   “If you follow your passion, if you are doing what you love, this is great to begin building it up successfully. This is how your voice, your inner voice, and your values, rise; only when you really love it” – Anastasia Casey "Reminding yourself the reason you started allows you to keep fighting at the hardest moments, and if you have that purpose, you also learn to be better at your craft as you continue your purpose” – Adam...

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The Vision of A Portrait Photographer and Volunteer

Eveline, mostly known as Effie, therefore, the Instagram username is A Girl Called Effie, is a portrait photographer based in Amsterdam. Effie studied Media Communications, and in 2008 she moved to Shanghai for 4 months. There, on the electronic market, she bought her first Nikon mirror camera. She took her first courses in photography at her university. However, she sees herself more as a self-taught photographer. After a career in video productions, she decided it was time to discover the world through the lens of her camera. Now, she works with international nonprofits in Africa and Asia.   Inspiration in The World "I capture images of some of the most beautiful projects around the world that share love for each individual in...

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An Indigenous Community Photographer

Joey Montoya’s journey started with using photography to share the issues of indigenous cultures, when he saw that there was a lack of information and narratives being shared. As a Lipan Apache from Texas, he cares so much about indigenous people and their cause. Being raised in San Francisco and surrounded by all those industries and tech, his culture drowned out. So as an indigenous himself, he wanted to share with people the stories of indigenous people. “Using photography and design to show that we’re not invisible and that we’re actually still here.”   Learning and Sharing   Joey Montoya is a multimedia artist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur whose work is aimed at increasing the visibility of indigenous people. He...

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What is stock photography? Plus advice from seasoned photographers

  Stock photography is for the freelance photographer who wants to earn money with the photos they take. Overall it is a great way to earn extra money (passive income) on images or photos that might just be stuck on your hard drive collecting (electronic?) dust.  It takes those otherwise forgotten images, finds a home for them, and turns them into a profitable resource for the photographer. But that being said, there are some stock companies that make the process a bit more difficult for the creative than we think it should be.  How to maintain your style as a stock photographer Every day more photos are taken than in history combined and the majority do not receive the full recognition...

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