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Field Trip: Mumbai, India with Martin Prihoda

It's not often we get to point to something really cool in such a complete and illuminating way.

Not so long ago, photographer Martin Prihoda left the relative safety of a comfortable life in Vancouver (seriously, who leaves Vancouver?) to transplant his photography career to India.

Hit the jump for a BTS vid on the Cosmo cover above -- and links to two posts which show you his path to that moment.

If you have just watched the video above, I can guess what some of you might be thinking:

Cosmo model, a four-digit light modifier and a camera that probably cost as much as my car. How does this relate to me?

Actually, Martin does a pretty good job of connecting the dots for you on his own excellent blog Atomic Safari -- which I highly recommend RSS'ing. To that end, I offer two of Martin's posts (which will pop up in new windows for ease of back-and-forth navigation):

1. My Greatest Photography Milestone
2. The Power of Visualization

There you go.

So you can just sit there and be happy (or unhappy) with the way things are right now, or you can decide to change things up / grow / radically recast your life as a photographer.

You'll never see the transitions described more starkly than in the two posts above. And if you want a look at what Martin was doing back in his Vancouver days, check out this earlier post with a BTS video of him shooting Delerium.

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