Can a photographer shoot video as well? Here are some practical lessons I learned while shooting video and the cinematography for “The Undeniable Force of Khó Khăn” by Cindy Nguyen.
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If you’ve ever wanted to learn practical monetization strategies in photography– this is advice I would have given myself:
This is a special feature post by Aaron Feser, a photographer and videographer based in Calgary, Canada. You can see more of his work here.
Shooting photographs with video has a difficulty level that falls somewhere between stills and video. It’s a hybrid tool that’s only practical for special situations. But if you like a challenge it represents a unique creative experience that might change the way you think about street photography.
I think a 35mm ‘full frame-equivalent’ lens is ideal for 90% of street photographers. Why a 35mm lens, and how do you shoot with it in street photography? Some practical ideas:
Currently in Lisbon, one of my new favorite cities in the world for food, colors, travel, light, photography, and living.
If you’re busy with a day-job, and when you leave the office and it turns dark — try out night photography.
The happiest photographer is the photographer who is cheerful — who is optimistic, looking forward to the future, excited to make new photos, and still has that child-like sense of wonder and curiosity.
You got your own style in photography; whether you know it or not.
I remember when I was 18 years old; I had no interest in making money from my photography, and I didn’t really have any ideas on making a living from my photography.
If you’re having a hard time finding inspiration in your photography and life, I recommend trying out shooting macro photography — or just photographing the details of stuff, very close.
Remember — the initial joy you had in photography, when everything was so interesting?
Postcards from the Darkroom Series
A mini epiphany that I had while studying the philosopher Democritus: true happiness in life is about living a DYNAMIC, changing, and evolving one —rather than a static, “safe”, and “comfortable” lifestyle.
If you’re interested in street photography, yet — you have hesitations or fears in street photography, this advice is for you.
Recently I’ve found a huge new spurt of creative inspiration for photography, and have been shooting more on a daily basis than ever. What has helped me? Let me share with you what has worked for me:
If you want to make more interesting photos, make more surreal photos:
If you’ve ever had ‘photographer’s block’, and felt creatively frustrated, and have no inspiration or will to shoot — I hope this advice can help you.