If I started street photography all over again, and could give myself a guide on “how” to shoot in the streets— these are some ideas I would give myself:
Why is it that we are so interested in making money from our passion — photography?
If I started shooting street photography on a DSLR all over again, this is the advice I would give myself:
As humans, we are curious creatures and follow what rouses our curiosity.
If there is one genre of street photography I specialize in, it is “street portraiture.”
A while back, I read “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins and learned not only practical things about investing, but I also learned practical philosophy about money.
A while back I read a book on Jeff Bezos: “The Everything Store” — and was struck by a lot of the life principles Bezos applied to his business and life.
Dear friend, I want to write you this letter on the importance of living — not just photographing.
We all think that upgrading our cameras, getting newer cameras, with more megapixels, with more features, functions, and bells & whistles will make us better photographers.
If your life were a smartphone battery (without a charger), would you let anyone drain it?
Dear friend, I have been thinking a lot about the aesthetics of photography — why is it that grain is beautiful, especially with film?
The braver you are, the better photographer you will be.
A lot of people think that “happiness” is always feeling pleasure.
As each year comes to an end, there is the hope for a new year.
Dear friend, “Color Manual” is a brief (19-page) guide, to get you started off in color photography.
Dear friend, if you’ve ever wanted to create your own YouTube channel for photography — here are some practical tips and guidance I will offer you:
Dear friend, “How to Shoot Street Photography” is a new free ebook which will give you all the information how to start shooting street photography.
The three most valuable things we have in life are time, attention, and money.
I once read the proverb— “If you give a man a fish, you can feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a lifetime.”
This holiday season Cinderic will be taking some time off with family, and will not be selling and shipping international orders until February 1, 2017. Amazon orders will still continue to be accepted and shipped as usual.
Each photo you shoot doesn’t need to be a masterpiece.
I am attached to my old work, which no longer serves a purpose.
Dear friend, I’m one of the very few blessed people in the world who does what they love for a living.
Most of us live in fear— fear of not being able to pay the rent, fear of not feeding ourselves, or fear of not providing for our families.
One of the ideas I’m constantly obsessed about is innovation.
In a famous essay, “Software is eating the world” — internet pioneer Marc Andreessen professed that the future of technology was software, not hardware.
When I was a kid, I loved to tinker.
Have you ever felt stressed, shitty, and overwhelmed with life — and went out with a walk with your camera, and instantly felt much better?
One of the most challenging things in photography is to choose our best photos.
I remember when I was growing up — and was wondering whether I should follow my passion for a living or not.
I am excited to share my new book: “Street Photography Contact Sheets Volume II” — a behind-the-scene looks to some of my best (recent) street photos.
I have been testing the Olympus Pen F and Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens in Dalat, Vietnam for the last few days, and I am blown away.
We all know the feeling— when we haven’t done something for a while, we become “rusty.”
You never know when you will die — why risk the chance of dying when you’re doing something you don’t want to do?
In photography and life — less is more, when it comes to your projects.
I see negative space as a fascinating concept— both photographically and philosophically.
We are always told to photograph everyday.
I’ve been recently inspired by the Roman poet— Horace, who gave a lot of practical advice to other poets in “Ars Poetica” (the art of poetry):
One of the factors which makes or breaks a photograph is the eye contact.
I consider “urban landscapes” as a sub-genre of street photography.
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Nobody knows how to live— but we know exactly how we shouldn’t live.
What is the difference between a “so-so” photograph, and a great photograph?
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It is a pleasure to share my new book “Zen Photography” with you.