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ERIC KIM PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION

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Happy Monday friends! I just wanted to send you some quick inspiration, tips, and ideas.

Inspiration from our buddy Henri Cartier-Bresson

First of all, I wanted to send you some epic PDF’s of some composition studies I did of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose photographic genius (has yet) been contested. The closest competitor is Josef Koudelka, but I still think that there is something about HCB which is a step beyond.

Also for your viewing pleasure, I made a YouTube slideshow:

You can also learn more about HCB here: 17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography >

PHOTO THOUGHTS

The great thought for this week: better shoot bad photos than no photos.

After studying 30+ years of Henri Cartier-Bresson, what I learned is this:

The point is to never run out of inspiration in photography.

The sad thing about HCB is this:

He gave up photography.

Why did he give up photography? Maybe he got bored. Maybe he stopped challenging himself. I’m not sure why, but trying to be too much of a perfectionist in photography is bad.

The practical idea:

Shoot a lot, every day, and in 30 years, of course you’re going to make some great photos!

Where to share your photos

Best to share your own photos to your own website/blog (start your own website using bluehost.com and wordpress.org). Second best is to upload your photos to arsbeta.com to get real feedback on your photos.

Screenshot from arsbeta.com

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Quick Photo Tips

  1. When in doubt, ditch. You have the rest of your life to make great photos. When you are reviewing (editing) your photos, only keep the photos you consider great.
  2. To become a great photographer, aspire to become GREATER than the masters of photography you admire. For example it is my current ambition to become GREATER than Henri Cartier-Bresson (thus I study him in-depth, in order to learn his secrets, and to become more than him).
  3. Enjoy the process: Let us assume you will live to be 120 years old in excellent health. Longevity is key. How can you stay inspired to shoot BEYOND 120 years of age? I think the secret is to enjoy the process.

SHOOT ON!
ERIC


Inspiration

Garden Grove, 2016 cindy project eric kim pink shadow

Never stop shooting:

Motivation

If you’ve hit “photographer’s block” or need some motivation, read these articles below:

Motivational Videos

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