Wild Ideas Worth Living: Mark McInnis


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Mark McInnis on turning his love of the outdoors into a photography career. 

I enjoy interviewing photographers, especially ones who take photos of things I love, like the outdoors, and activities like surfing and snowboarding. My guest, Mark McInnis, is an accomplished photographer who works with some of my favorite brands and publications. A lot of his work takes place along the Pacific Northwest, and he loves shooting pictures of freezing cold climates, empty waves and stunning landscapes. 

Mark’s wild idea: To become a professional photographer taking photos of what he loves.

Mark has a great personality and a positive outlook on life. In this episode, we talk about how Mark got his start taking photos, how he contacted his favorite photographer to be his mentor (who happens to be a guest of the show) and how he makes a living doing editorial and advertising work around the globe.

Not only does he have a great personal story (I’m going to let you listen to hear it for yourself), but Mark has great advice for those starting out. He shares how he’s made a living as a photographer, and how you can get started today.

Listen to this episode if:

  • You love photography or want to be a photographer.
  • You’re close to your family.
  • You love photos of nature, the outdoors, and empty waves.
  • You are trying to not sweat the small stuff.

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