If you like to make photos, videos, poetry or words, you’re a content creator. Here are some tips I wish I could have given myself if I started content creation all over again:
Archives for April 2018
Greetings from Kyoto! I wanted to give you a life update, and to share some brand-new and very cool stuff, and also life lessons I’ve learned while I’ve been here!
The world is a beautiful place. The greatest blessing is the blessing of being alive!
To advertise my new online course, “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography Entrepreneurship“, I wanted to share why we should all be photography entrepreneurs, and also why you’re probably (already) a photography entrepreneur (without even knowing it!)
A small epiphany: Make photos that affirm life; not negate life!
One thing I believe in is ‘calculated’ risk-taking. What does that mean, and how can we harness this principle to succeed/thrive more in life? Let’s talk more:
Dear friend, a practical tip: if you see a good street scene, don’t just take 1-2 photos then run away. Instead, keep ‘working the scene’ by continuing to shoot the scene, for you to continue lingering, and for you to keep discovering the best composition. Keep shooting and clicking (take a step forward, left, right, crouch down, get closer, go backwards). When you’re shooting look at the edges of the frame (don’t get tunnel-visioned), and when you’re home, THEN choose your best photo.
I love life a lot. Personally, I want to live life to the fullest, and share that joy with you.
A practical idea for you: don’t invest in stocks, bitcoin, property, houses, and finances: invest in yourself!
I want to share with you some personal musings on ‘happiness’ — what exactly is happiness, how to feel “happier”, and how to live a more fulfilling life with more achievement.
I want to share some personal ideas on moonshot thinking — why we must always shoot for the moon, and attempt the “impossible” and the crazy/foolish ideas we have!
Don’t let the fear of trolls/haters prevent you from doing cool/epic shit in life. Here are some of my thoughts and philosophies on the psychology of trolls:
An essay for you: Why we should all be photography entrepreneurs; and why you might already be a photography entrepreneur without even knowing it!
Is photography your passion? Do you want to make ripples in the world of photography? Do you desire to share your life experiences as a photographer to empower others? Do you want to learn the secrets of effectively monetizing your passion for photography, or do you just want to learn how to build a loyal following? If so, I cordially invite you to my brand-new (first ever) online course on entrepreneurship titled, “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography Entrepreneurship“, now live on Udemy!
Dear friend, a key to success in entrepreneurship and life: Don’t wait for permission before you take risks and try something epic in life!
If you want to create more dynamic street photos, shoot layers in street photography, and also integrate the ‘bookend technique’ in your photos.
A fun epiphany I had in photography: SHOOT MORE COLOR to thrive more in your photography!
As humans, we have a bias for the new. We love NEW! But why do we love the new, and is it even a good thing to like the new? How do we balance the new and the old?
Realize, photography is essential for your thriving in life. Don’t just treat photography as a superfluous luxury. Photography is good for your soul.
Another key to success in photography, business, entrepreneurship and life: focus on being a producer, not a consumer!
Dear friend, as a word of encouragement and truth: if you’re a photographer you are an artist!
My GoPro Hero 3 was getting too old, so I went to the GoPro website and saw this new camera called the “Fusion”. At first I thought it was gimmicky (I didn’t really believe in 360/virtual reality stuff), but after using it for the last 3 days, I can confidently say: this is the future of photography, video, and visual storytelling.
Dear friends, if you’re passionate about street photography and want to meet some other phenomenal and passionate street photographers, don’t miss out on StreetFoto San Francisco 2018!
Dear friend, I made you (yes, another) epic GOPRO POV STREET PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO in the streets of Kyoto. This time, I show you how to get close, fill the frame, and use the golden diagonal composition.
New fun street photography techniques you can apply when shooting on the streets: The 3D Scan/360 Degree Technique (Shooting Head-on) and Holding Your Camera High in the Air and Point Downwards (and Use Your LCD Screen to Frame the Scene). More info below!
I want to share a new street photography technique with you: This technique is called “The Walking Alongside Someone and Shooting Until They Notice You” Street Photography Technique. Yeah a mouthful, but the best title I have so far.
Dear friend, I am SUPER EXCITED to share with you my brand-new street photography POV video on YouTube! I think it is the most innovative video so far!
If you want to unlock your artistic potential in photography, I am excited to offer you two brand-new courses I am now teaching on Udemy:
- Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography
- Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography Entrepreneurship
Another fun GOPRO POV portrait/street photography video in Kyoto, for your viewing/education/learning pleasure.