3 Tips How to Master Photography

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The goal is to master photography:

1. Study the masters, then kill them

Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography Composition Studies

Learn from the past masters, and once you have extracted all their wisdom, knowledge, and skills/technique … feel free to ‘kill‘ them (metaphorically).

This means:

You start off as a child, and you got the umbilical chord. But at a certain point, you must snip the umbilical chord, and continue to propagate yourself, on your own path.

2. Master one sword (camera)

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Your camera is your (samurai) sword. Which means:

If you truly want to master photography, you must master one tool.

For me, that is RICOH GR. I used all the cameras out there, including LEICA, and I am convinced (for me):

RICOH GR III is the perfect camera.

It takes a long enough time to master one thing … why keep switching? Keeping the ‘one camera, one lens‘ zen … you will reduce ‘decision fatigue’ when it comes to choosing your camera, and you can focus on what is really important to you … shooting!

3. Voracious for more.

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It is not enough to gain ‘domain expertise‘ in photography. The goal is to go further.

This means:

Find deep gratitude and joy for your past photos, but always be hungry for more.

The photos you have yet shot are your most important photos. I didn’t realize this until the birth and photography of my first child and son.

The future is bright for you and your photography!

SHOOT ON!

ERIC


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