Without a doubt, Eric Kim is a photographer that pushes people’s buttons. Some people find inspiration from him, others find a reason to roll their eyes. But one thing that is interesting is he came from nothing, and now he is living his dream, a dream to teach others about photography. Continue reading article
Have you ever heard the argument that digital just doesn’t have the same look as film? Well, let’s put that argument to rest. I Have pain stickily made my own Lightroom preset that I believe is 96% the same as my favourite film Kodak Tri-X 400. Now, this preset is custom made for my camera specifically. So let’s dive a little deeper into how I accomplished this preset and put all those subjective arguments to rest. Continue reading article →
I am a firm believer that we are born with a certain capability of intellect. But that we can also improve and learn beyond our natural limitations. But for some reason, I often hear the compliment “Your so lucky to have a natural talent.”, as if your DNA had something to do with all your years of hard work and practice. A comment people say so they don’t feel bad about their own accomplishments because, in their eyes, you have to be born with a talent. So are some photographers born to become masters?
What gives your photography and for that matter your life meaning? Is it God, Family, Shopping, Money, Work, Fame, Football or Twilight fan fiction? You might already have your own purpose in your life that gets you out of bed in the morning, or you might be reading this post in hopes that you find meaning in your photography. Everyone strives to have meaning in our lives, and no one would consider this a fault in one’s drive if you got up every morning in order to find it. We all crave it, and some of us even need a meaning to keep going. So how do we make our lives meaningful? How is existentialism and photography related? Continue reading article →
Today I went out into the streets to create some images and I noticed everyone was going to stores or holding shopping bags, then something hit me. All this consumption is selfish and unproductive. We need to start producing and stop consuming. Create content that helps people and gives value beyond just material possessions. Continue reading article →
I don’t want to be another Instagram photographer because your images are only seen in the context of a social media feed. The images on Instagram are pathetic when compared to the printed equivalent. Even seeing a photo essay on a website or blog is better than Instagram. So why am I against the grain with this so called platform for photography? Continue reading article →
What does success in photography really even mean? It might be to make a living at photography or to get 10k followers on Instagram. Or perhaps you want to become a part of the Magnum photographers agency. But when we take a closer look at the dictionary meaning of ‘success’ the meaning is open. So what does it really mean to become a success in photography? Continue reading article →
All you have is time. Time is everything, time is money, time is a memory, time is relevant. In physics, time isn’t a measurement, but in our lives and in our photography it’s how we capture the human condition. If all we have is time, what are you going to capture with yours?
Longer shutter speeds
When it comes to photography it’s the shutter speed that captures time, opening and closing to the settings you wanted. It’s funny how some of the most famous photos have a little movement in them, they aren’t sharp. I’m sure the sensor size pixel pushers would ridicule these photos if they were taken in today’s world. And because of that, I feel photography has lost a little soul from being obsessed with specs instead of the art of photography. We have lost that serendipity caused by time, from capturing life as it moves. Nothing in this world is free of entropy. Everything has its time. Continue reading article →
Finding your personal photography style
So how do I find my photography style? Let me tell you that finding your personal photographic style is like finding Zen or the Holy Grail to photographers, it rarely happens with a quick 15-minute tutorial. For a lot of photographers, it can be a never ending struggle. I have found the key that unlocks the door to your photography style. This door, or should I say process and formula isn’t for everyone, but it worked for me and it might fast track the journey for you. Continue reading article →
Motion in photography is largely overlooked when taking a photograph in the respects of freezing time. We can do it by multiple exposures, using a longer shutter or capturing a gesture. Be it a bird, or sports figure mid-air. For me, motion in photography is captured through longer shutter speeds which record movement, a moment, or emotion expressed through abstraction. Let’s dive a little deeper into how you can incorporate motion into your photography. Continue reading article →