Should I Be Out Taking Photos Right Now?

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Dear friend,

We are currently going through a very epic time in human history. The question:

SHOULD I be out shooting photos right now?

Some thoughts:

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Follow yourself

First of all, if you don’t want to go out and photos, don’t. Only go out and shoot photos if you want … of course, legal laws permitting.


Right now is history in the making!

Right now is a decisive moment in human history. It can be your unique chance to make some truly epic photos. 

Your duty as a photographer — not just a snap-shooter of random stuff. No — you are a documentarian, a historian. Someone who is creating something epic for future generations of humans.

Your photography is legitimate, important, and great.


What are REALLY the laws of where you’re at?

I don’t want you to be put in handcuffs and thrown in jail. But laws permitting– what is the maximum you can do in terms of outdoor experiencing, and outdoor photography?

For example:

  1. Can you shoot photos inside a grocery store or supermarket to document the chaos?
  2. Can you still go to the park or the forest to make photos there? Maybe photograph other people enjoying nature?
  3. Can you just walk around the block real quick, and just shoot around the block?

Selfie project at home

Another idea:

Pursue a photography project from home.

This means shoot selfies of yourself. Selfies of your shadow, your hand, feet, face, body, whatever. You don’t gotta share these photos with anybody. Just do it for fun, and to kill time!

Also, photograph your house-mates, your family, roommate, or anyone else.


Do it for posterity sake!

Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war, and more worthy of relation than any that had proceeded it. – History of the Peloponnesian War

Now is your chance to take a meaningful personal risk for posterity sake.

You got your camera, your sword, and your courage. Go forth and shoot!

ERIC

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By ERIC KIM

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