As a photographer, it is your DUTY to make photographs, and to share your vision of beauty with the rest of the world.
HAPTIC INDUSTRIES: Creative Tools to Empower You.
1. You have a beautiful duty as a photographer
The world can seem like a pretty shitty and depressing world at times. It is your duty to uncover beauty, warmth, and love — with your lens.
You are a POSITIVE and OPTIMISTIC photographer, which means — you LOVE LIFE. You LOVE LIVING. You want to motivate, inspire, and encourage your viewer to LIVE MORE. You want your pictures to be an AFFIRMATION OF LIFE.
My personal critique on photography:
There are too many pictures of death, depression, and illness in the world. There are not enough life-affirming pictures in the world.
Images are powerful. Pictures are powerful.
2. Your pictures “prime” the mind of your viewer
When you subject a person to an image — it will subconsciously alter their thinking. Psychologists call this effect “priming.” This is powerful — because it means we think according to the images we look at.
For example, if you have a Lamborghini as your desktop image, you’re going to think more about money, influence, and power — than looking at a peaceful image of a seascape.
If you look at lots of pictures of muscular people, the image will probably be a stimulus to you working out.
If you see lots of depressing movies, you will in general, feel more depressed, nihilistic, and negative in life.
Therefore, as an individual: PROTECT YOUR EYEBALLS. Prevent diseases from entering your eye— that might pollute your mind. Only ingest images into your visual cortex which is consistent with your personal goals and visions in life.
3. Why I photograph laughing ladies
For example, I want to show more beauty, happiness, joy, and life in my pictures. Thus, I have started a “laughing ladies” series:
It isn’t just women who laugh, but men too:
5. How to never run out of inspiration as a photographer
I like the idea of why you “must” photograph — because it gives you a monster of a task, a responsibility, and a motivation why you must photograph.
Photograph for yourself, but also for a cause greater than yourself. Become a great, grand, and magnanimous (great-spirited) photographer.
Why do you make photos? Reflect in PHOTO JOURNAL:
- How to See as a Photographer
- How to Delete Your Pictures
- Your Camera is a Blessing
- Reality vs. Perception in Photography
- What’s Your Final Aim in Photography?
- If We Delete Our Pictures, Do We Delete Ourselves?
- There is No Truth in Photography; All is Allowed
- MEMENTO MORI PHOTOGRAPHY
- YOU ARE A PHOTO GOD.
- How to Gain More Control, Freedom, and Happiness in Your Photography
- The Will to Shoot
- The Art of Constantly BECOMING
- The Frame
- How to Increase Your Visual Perception
- Could an AI Shoot the Same Photo as You?
- A Photographer’s Guide to Seeing
- THE LESS REAL YOUR PHOTOS, THE BETTER.
- Photography as Experience
- SHOOT YOU.
- MAKE PICTURES, NOT PHOTOGRAPHS
- Why You Should Ignore Photography and Art Critics
- Do You Live to Photograph, or Photograph to Live?
- Living a Good Life is More Important Than Photography
- How to Start Fresh in Your Photography