Posts Tagged ‘inspirational’

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…

Video: The Life and Work of Iconic Photographer Robert Doisneau

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography is back at it again, taking an in-depth look at the life and work of another inspirational and iconic figure in the world of photography. This time, the subject is French photographer Robert Doisneau. Read more…

A Life With Leica: An Inspirational Look at One Photographer’s Photographic Philosophy

A Life With Leica is a short film shot by the creative minds over at Northpass Media that takes a look at the life and work of Denmark-based photographer Thorsten von Overgaard. In it, Overgaard shares his inspirational and refreshing outlook on how he approaches his photography and what it is that keeps him ticking.

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How to Photograph People When You Travel

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People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, usually with a language barrier, can be a daunting prospect. And how do you take a portrait that is creative and meaningful rather than just a simple snapshot of the person? I have developed approaches and techniques over the years to help become confident as a travel portrait photographer. Read more…

Capturing Every Moment of Our Lives is Changing the Way We Experience Reality

Television personality Jason Silva recently put together a poignant video with Shots of Awe that examines The Instagram Generation, and how this photo-driven generation sees their future as a series of ‘anticipated memories’. 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…

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 Words on Having Confidence as a Photographer

We are our own worst critics. It’s always the case. Naturally, we see the works of others and gawk in amazement, but when viewing our own work we can often only notice the flaws and imperfections. But, photographer Mike Browne is here to hand out a healthy dose of inspiration and speak to the power of self confidence.

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