Carpe diem. Seize the day. Today is the only day that exists, tomorrow might not come.
The other night I met one of my good friends Geoffrey for dinner, and he’s been having a tough time with his photography. He’s busy with work, traveling, and barely has any time to make photographs.
To me, creativity is all about cross-pollination of ideas in novel ways.
Just finished an action-packed weekend with my great students from my SF “Discover Your Unique Voice” workshop. I’m proud of how hard they worked to push themselves out of their comfort zones, as well as how they were able to hone their vision this past weekend. Here are my personal favorite images from the workshop:
After 10 years of shooting street photography, one thing I’m starting to realize is that I’m becoming a bit complacent with my work. I have a few projects behind me which I think are quite strong, and I think haven’t pushed myself hard enough to innovate in my work. I need to push my limits, and I want this letter to be a call for you to push your limits too.
I wanted to write you a letter on the amazing power of photography– how it can be used to empower ourselves. I want to make the point that the camera is a tool that helps us become more courageous, more creative, and more interested in the world. We shouldn’t be ashamed of our cameras, or the fact that we are photographers.
Let me share some thoughts on the importance of self-discovery in photography with you.
I wanted to share a thought with you: that rather than focusing on photography, we should focus on having a fulfilling, passionate, and fully-engaging life.
I met Peter Zhang at one of my SF street photography workshops, and was blown away by his up-close street photos (shot at 28mm with a Ricoh GR) of the changing neighborhood of SoMa (South of Mission in San Francisco). Check out how he got started, as well as his personal and vivid color street photographs:
The last day for submission to the contests is on April 20 (Today) at 23:59pm US Pacific Time.
Streetfoto San Francisco 2016 extended their due date to all of their competitions to accommodate more entries! I suggest you go ahead and do some last minute submissions and click the link for more info.