Photo Wisdom

What we are searching for in photography? Not tips … wisdom. Deep wisdom — pragmatic ideas which can actually help empower you as a photographer. Some thoughts:

Just shoot it.

One of the most important things:

The purpose isn’t to make good photos … the purpose is to never run out of inspiration or motivation to make *new* photos.

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New photos is our life-blood. No new photos, no new life.

Go back to the fountains!

There is an insane amount of wisdom when we study the past photographers. I say:

Rather than reading boring photo theory books, and rather than going to photography school … just look at the work of the old masters of photography, and just pick and choose the photos you like, analyze and dissect it … and figure out *why* you like them!


Dear friend,

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RICOH GR II selfie in mirror, double eye surreal. Prague, 2017
RICOH GR II selfie in mirror, double eye surreal. Prague, 2017

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Learn From the Masters of Photography


“He without a past has no future.”

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The Masters of Photography

Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos
Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

Classics never die: