Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

I Am Not A Wildlife Photographer…

I’m not a wildlife photographer…

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But I love to shoot the birds and bugs in my backyard. Read more…

Video: On Fear, Photography Books and Asking Yourself Why You Take Pictures

The folks over at F8 Photography recently got a chance to sit down with well-known, love-him-or-hate-him street photographer Eric Kim. And whatever your opinion of the successful street shooter, the advice he offers in this short video interview about fear, book recommendations, and figuring out the ‘why’ behind your photography is well-worth 4 minutes of your Saturday. Read more…

“Work Hard, and Be Brave”: An Inspirational Message from Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat doesn’t believe he is the best looking, tallest, most talented, most capable, best funded filmmaker. In fact, he’s pretty convinced he’s not, and there’s nothing he can do about those things. What he can do is be the hardest working person in the room, and the way he sees it, “the hardest working person will always win.”

These little nuggets of wisdom and a whole lot more are all shared in the inspirational video above, which Neistat created a couple of months ago for National Geographic and their $50,000 dream expedition giveaway called Expedition Granted. Read more…

“Actual Photography is a Solitary Pursuit”: An Interview with Fred Lyon (Part 2)

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Editor’s Note: Part two of Rfotofolio’s interview with San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon Read more…

Confessions of a Colorblind Photographer

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I’m colorblind.

There it is, I said it. I’ve been holding it back for years, before I even knew I wanted to be a photographer and it feels good to put it out there. I’ve told exactly two photographers about my handicap before tonight but I feel like its time to put it out there publicly. I was ashamed of it but I’m not anymore. It’s part of who I am. Read more…

Photographer Surprises Sick Fan for His Birthday, Shows Up in a Box on His Doorstep

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Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently took some time out of his incredibly busy schedule to warm our hearts and give a talented, chronically ill fan of his the birthday surprise of his life. Read more…

A Letter to My 18 Year Old Self: If I Started Street Photography All Over Again

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Dear Eric,

You are 18 years old. You just got a point and shoot digital camera from Mom as a high school graduation present. You are super excited, as you never had a camera before. A lot of exciting things will happen in your life surrounding photography. I wanted to write this letter to you and give you some advice I wish I knew. This is coming from your 26-year-old-self. Read more…

Video: Inspirational Advice on How to Attain Creativity Through Diligence

It may seem as though creativity is an innate trait, passed down in the genetic code from generation to generation, but that’s just not the case.

It’s been shown over and over again that with the right mindset and ideals, creativity and success can indeed be taught. And in the above video, writer Shawn Blanc shares his insights on the abyss of creativity and how proper time-management, focus and routine lead to creativity and success. Read more…

Stop Hiding: Show YOU and You Won’t be ‘Just Another Photographer with Pretty Images’

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In the world of photography, we typically hide behind our cameras and our images. Many of us are shy and would prefer to stay behind the camera, not in front of it. And then that starts to extend into our online brand as well.

I can relate. I’ve done this for a long time. But I recently had a meeting that changed everything. Read more…

Video: A Must-Watch Commencement Speech for Creatives at Every Stage in Their Journey

Neil Gaiman is an author, a writer whose work you have probably read at some point or another, but the advice he offers in this 20-minute commencement address is as applicable to photographers as it is to any other creative who is embarking on (or currently in the middle of living) a life whose goal might be best summed up by the phrase ‘make good art.’ Read more…