Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

LightBox Photography Cards Provide a Deck Full of Photo Inspiration and Challenges

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Photographer Paul Michael Kane has created a clever new product that’s designed to inspire and encourage photographers in their creativity and shooting. It’s called LightBox Photography Cards, and is a deck of 52 cards that can help shuffle things up in your photography and “get you out shooting in new and exciting ways.”
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James Nachtwey on the Power Photography Has to Change Our World

Photojournalist and war photographer James Nachtwey received a Lifetime Achievement Award this past Monday from the American Society of Magazine Editors. The 3.5-minute video above is his acceptance speech in which he talks about the power of photojournalists to create positive change in the world.
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Shooting the Streets of SF with Photographer Travis Jensen

Here’s a 4.5-minute profile of street photographer Travis Jensen, a man who documents life on the sidewalks of San Francisco. It’s a look at how Jensen approaches his photography and people on the streets. (Warning: there’s some strong language.)
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‘I Am Different': Short Videos That Offer Glimpses Into the Lives of 5 Nikon Photographers

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Nikon and The Telegraph recently partnered up for a campaign titled “I Am Different.” It’s a series of short videos showing how 5 different photographers are using their Nikon DSLR in various niches of photography.
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What If Clients Don’t Really Need ‘Professional Photography’?

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Author’s disclaimer: This article is aimed toward commercial, business-to-business photographers. Consumer photographers may get something from it as well, but there are different market forces at work in that genre.

Yes… it is sort of a “link-bait” sounding headline, but I worked hard trying to figure out how to say it without sounding like I was tricking you into reading something far off the mark.

And here is why I think it is on the mark; photography has become ubiquitous. It has become the ordinary and the mundane, the avocation and the whimsical. With the advent of digital, 80-90% of the tools photographers needed to make photographs were eliminated. The learning curve was now no more than a bump for those wanting to simply record what they see as a photograph.
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24 Tips by Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog

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German filmmaker Werner Herzog is considered by some to be “the most important film director alive.” Writer and fellow filmmaker Paul Cronin recently published a book of conversations with the legendary film director, titled “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed.” The back cover of the book features 24 pieces of advice by Herzog — words of wisdom he picked up over the decades.
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Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as photography. It’s easy to become frustrated (and even give up) when you experience “the gap” between your skills and your tastes, but the important thing is to never give up.
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10 Photography Resolutions for the New Year

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I love New Year’s. Halloween, Christmas and National Cat Day (obviously) are high on my list too, but New Year’s holds a special weight for me. It’s the resolutions that I’m so addicted to.

I love making them. I love hearing them. The idea of a clean slate, filled in with good intentions and exciting possibilities just makes me bubble with anticipation. Yes, I realize I sound like a delirious 12-year old, but my entire personality is a bit like a delirious 12-year old…plus the New Year is here and I’m all sorts of giddy!
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An Inspiring Video About a Landscape Photographer Hunting for a Perfect Moment

23-year-old videographer Nejc Miljak created this inspiring short film about Slovenian landscape photographer Janez Tolar. It’s titled, “Before You Wake Up”.

In the early hours when you probably sleep and dream, he discovers the world around us. His passion is nature and it’s landscapes. With his camera he capture it’s magic.

“I wake up early so I can wake the sun up, not the other way around,” Tolar says.
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Photographer Jakob de Boer on Being an Artist and Using Images to Tell Stories

Ryan Freeman has been creating a short film series called The Guild, which features interviews with some of the “creative minds of our time.” The video above features photographer Jakob de Boer — a guy who also tests prototypes for Leica and Adobe — talking about his creative process and relationship to photography. “My advice to people is to walk softly but speak loudly with your art,” he says.