On Becoming a More Optimistic Photographer

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Dear friend,

In today’s topsy turvy world, being optimistic is hard. But my happy thought is this:

The future world will continue to exist, and you will continue to thrive as a photographer.

Just imagine —

What new photos have you yet photographed?


A simple formula

This is the basic idea:

You have MORE excitement for future photos and experience you have yet experienced, while also still having gratitude for your past events, memories, and photos.

In practical terms:

Spend much time looking at your old photos to re-experience the positive past memories but also spending today to shoot new photos, and also planning for exciting new photo adventures in the future!


Go deeper

  1. How to Become a More Optimistic Photographer and Human
  2. Hopeful Photography
  3. Photographers Are Artists; Artists Are Photographers

You’re a creative photographer

  • Composition
  • composition

To level-up your creativity, it seems wise to study more composition and geometry.

Many fun activities you can do like:

  1. Apply fun filters to your photos (like chromatic aberration).
  2. Focus on improving your visual acuity
  3. Cross-pollinate between mathematics, geometry and photography. Archimedes as my new muse.

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Filter assignment

Fun photo assignment for you:

Choose a photo you really like (of your own) and apply a unique filter to it, and upload your best photo to arsbeta.com

Screenshot from arsbeta.com

What I’m reading

The Joyful Wisdom by Nietzsche >


What I’m thinking

  1. On YouTube: Why weather is overrated // why California is overrated
  2. Working with nature, instead of fighting nature.

More thoughts on my podcast >


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Some books to get you going:

  1. MONOCHROME Free Black and White Street Photography PDF EBOOK by ERIC KIM
  2. Free PDF Street Photography EBook: ONLY IN AMERICA by ERIC KIM
  3. Free Photography PDF Book: SUITS by ERIC KIM

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