What is computational photography, and why should you care? And how can it help your photography?
I was taking a nap the other day and I had this random idea: What would it be like to make photos on an iPad?
Dear friend, Remember, “You are not your pictures; your pictures are not you.”
Aesthetics: what makes a picture look “beautiful” or aesthetically pleasing to our eye, mind, and soul?
Composition: how you arrange visual elements in a picture.
Photo by @NicolaiPT Receive constructive feedback on your photos from other photographers and Eric Kim in STREET CLUB. Thanks to HAPTIC, best photo & best critique receives the grand prize of VITRUVIAN CAMERA ARTWEAR & HAPTIC PRESS BOX.
MEMENTORI MORI: remember that you will (and must die).
My theory: the secret to happiness as a photographer is to CREATE MORE PICTURES!
The secret to your beginning development as an artist and photographer is to IMITATE artists you admire.
Barbara Kruger, one of the most innovative contemporary artists and photographers who blends graphic design, typography, anti-consumerism, and social critique through her pictures.
Dear friend, What hesitations or fears do you have when sharing or punishing your work?
Dear friend, Why be creative everyday? In photography, to shoot the pain away. When skies are Grey, to know that today will be a better day.
Currently experiencing the Zen streets of Kyoto, camera phone in hand.
One of the best tips I have when it comes to traveling and photography is this: move as little as you can.
Thank you to Mubeen Mughal from the FORUM for compiling this great resource of documentaries on Photographers on YouTube. Join the ERIC KIM FORUM to learn more about photography, receive photo critiques, and discover new resources for learning about art and photography.
New things brewing in the KYOTO HAPTICLABS Office:
I love taking photos on a phone, because it is so carefree, fun, and liberating.
You are a PHOTO GOD, you can CREATE pictures purely from your own skill, power, and your own control.
With photography, shoot spontaneously. Shoot from the gut. Don’t think too much before shooting.
Walking on the streets of Kyoto, I feel photo zen.
I am currently borrowing the OnePlus 5 from my sister Jennifer, and just went on a walk with it on the streets of Kyoto.
László Moholy-Nagy was one of the main drivers in the BAUHAUS movement, who focused mainly on photography.
My theory：the reason why we like to make art and photos is to assert some sort of control, agency, and freedom in our lives. To mold reality according to our own will. Essentially with photography, we want to play (visual) God.
Ayrton Senna is perhaps the best driver who has ever lived, with a beautiful life philosophy.
Does a “timeless” camera truly exist?
Don’t desire anything besides what you have, better yet— don’t prefer anything from what you already have.
Dear friend, Photography and life is fleeting.
Alexander Rodchenko, the master photographer (largely unknown in the West) who innovated with design, art, and photography.
Ok, if you are reading this, you might want to make money from photography, and possibly workshops. But… don’t just think of it from your perspective. Why would someone else want to attend your workshop?