Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Brooklyn Street Photographer Andre D. Wagner Talks Us Through His Photographic Process

Here’s a short, inspiring video profile of Brooklyn-based street photographer Andre D. Wagner. We’re offered a glimpse into Wagner’s mind as he talks about his process for creating images, from how he approaches photographing people on sidewalks with a Leica 35mm film rangefinder to his love of making photos with his hands in his darkroom.

On his website, Wagner writes that his “love and true desire to capture his subject using traditional film is not solely based on the tangible textures and grains that’s visible in the final shot, but also the reality of shooting individuals from different backgrounds that are just as unpredictable as film can be.”

(via Leica Rumors via Reframe)

Steve McCurry: Don’t Focus On Your Destination So Much That You Miss the Journey

Here’s a short and inspiring video in which renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry talks about one of the big lessons he has learned over the course of his career: that photography is more about the journey than the destination.

“Some of my best pictures have happened as I was traveling to a particular place,” McCurry says. “The destination has long since been forgotten, but those pictures along the way end up being memorable.”

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National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards on Pushing the Boundaries of Adventure

Adventure photographer Cory Richards gave this inspiring talk earlier this year at National Geographic Live! He tells the story of his “lifelong quest to push the limits of adventure and storytelling.” After becoming the first American to summit any 8,000-meter peak during winter at age 29, Richards was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award 2012.

If you enjoyed this talk, be sure to check out the two other videos about Richards’ life and work here and here.

A Clean Slate: Why One of Instagram’s Most Followed Photographers is Deleting All 1K of His Posts

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Well known Instagram user, street photographer, and Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley Richard Koci Hernandez has announced he will be deleting all of his photographs from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service. Read more…

Make it Now: You Can Photograph It, Or Let It Pass You By, But You May Never See It Again

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This moment, this light, in Cape Churchill last week: it didn’t last long. You can photograph it, or let it pass you by. But you may never see it again.

Last week I was sitting in a tundra buggy not photographing polar bears. The bears, driven by a months-long hunger were out on the sea ice, hunting seals. If we’d been there a couple days earlier we’d have had more time with them. But you can’t do anything about the weather, and you never know these things in advance. What you do know, is what’s in front of your face, and that — at least for one day on this trip — was polar bears. Read more…

What Makes Photographers Click: Inspirational Moments with Iconic Photographers

Editor’s note: Some of the imagery in the video might be considered NSFW, proceed with caution.


Here’s an oldie but really goodie from Pix Channel, who put together a set of short clips of some of photography’s greatest names talking about their craft and what makes them ‘click’. Read more…

Video Profile of Mark Gee, 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

2013 was a fantastic year for astrophotographer Mark Gee. First, barely one month into the year, he went from amateur photographer to Internet sensation when his gorgeous video “Full Moon Silhouettes” went viral. And then, to finish out the year, he took home the top prize at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition with his beautiful “Guiding Light” photograph.

In the video profile above by New Zealand’s The Learning Connection, we get to know Mark and his history, hear about his meteoric (pardon the pun) rise to astrophotography stardom (there’s another one), and pick up a little bit of inspiration on the way. If you have 17 minutes to spare and you love astrophotography, you won’t regret spending them this way.

Vemödalen: The Fear that Every Photo Has Already Been Captured by Someone Else

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has put together an inspirational video that defines and elaborates on vemödalen, “the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist,” using a clever collection of photographs to do so.

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Story Behind the Image: The Best Time to be a Photographer is Right Now

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Today David Lama is one of the most successful professional climbers in Europe. But at age 19, his climbing career almost ended before it even began. Read more…

The Road to Wolfboro: A Cinematic Tribute to the Beauty of Wet Plate Collodion Photography

Skateboard company Element recently put together a wonderful little mini-documentary titled The Road to Wolfboro. In it, a dedicated film crew follows photographer Brian Gaberman around as he shares his fascination of wet plate photography and captures some of the most beautiful scenes across the east cost.

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