One of my favorite books is “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” by T.E Lawrence. This book got me thinking about pillars of being a photographer. Three things quickly came to mind. A fourth thrown in for good measure. When I think about the title “photographer” I think about a lifestyle, a mindset and a legacy. I don’t think about cameras, fame or followers. So if someone was thinking about their life, their mindset and their visual legacy what traits might come in handy? Oh, when I first start talking and I say “All of the best artists I know are creative.” What I meant to say was “curious.” You would think I would edit that, but not here on the old Shifter. We roll with it. E-ching!