Distinguish Yourself

You are distinct, one of a kind. To distinguish yourself, creatively isolate yourself from others, then follow your own internal promoting, pursue your own creative and intellectual interests, and learn to respect your own curiosity, and deem yourself as a searcher of personal truth. Why distinguish yourself? Distinguishing yourself means to proclaim yourself as different […]

Live on the Streets

I hate being indoors. For myself, I’m happiest when I’m out and about in public spaces, surrounded by other people, and when I have the opportunity to walk and think. Perhaps my ideal lifestyle is a “street lifestyle”; a lifestyle that maximizes my time outdoors (outside of the house), in coffee shops, at public parks, […]

Katil Var: Long-Awaited Photo Book on Istanbul by Charlie Kirk avaliable for pre-order

Charlie Kirk, one of my good friends and mentors has just released that his first and probably last photo book (Katil Var, “There is a Murderer”) is available for pre-order. About the book Written by Charlie Kirk: Katil var means “there is a murderer”. According to many, that murderer is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president […]

Embracing the Elements

The Canadian Rockies are notoriously cold in winter, say elopement photographers Afton and Liam of Film & Forest Photography in British Columbia, but that didn’t stop their Florida clients from braving the freezing temps for their honeymoon adventure session at Lake Louise in Alberta. “Every year, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hires artists to craft giant […]

8 Common Branding Pitfalls in Wedding and Portrait Photography

Branding has become a buzzword that no business owner can ignore, especially in 2019. While there is so much advice available and trends to follow, I would challenge every photographer to focus on the timeless ways they can elevate their own brand. Classic, honest and professional will always endure and ensure your business aesthetic isn’t […]

Create.

True Happiness and Human Flourishing is Achieved Through Creating: What do you do with your life once you have all the perfect tools and conditions? I currently have all of the ideal tools and living conditions in my life. What next? It seems for me — focus on creating, thinking, discovering new knowledge/truths, innovating, self-development, […]

4 Common Misconceptions of Shooting Natural Portraits with Artificial Light

I’ve been a professional photographer for almost 20 years, and most of that time, I worked exclusively with natural light. I used to tell myself, and others, that I preferred natural light because of its look—it’s soft and, well, natural. But the truth is, I used natural light exclusively because I didn’t know how to […]

Ricoh’s GR III Is a Potent, Pocketable Point-and-Shoot

Following the Photokina teaser announcement, Ricoh is ready to spill all the beans on the new GR III advanced compact camera. It’s a pretty significant overhaul from the previous model, including a new sensor, lens and image processor. The APS-C-sized sensor is now packing 24-megapixels and an ISO range of 100-102,400. There’s no optical low […]

Bathed in Light and Love

Maurice and Caro from Pic Fabrique Wedding Photography in Germany are still coming down from the excitement of recently shooting their first Thailand destination wedding. “It was a dream come true,” say the duo. “It’s such a magical place.” This image was taken the day after couple Sina and Nico’s ceremony on the beach of Koh […]

Express Your Gratitude towards Life (and being alive) through your Photography

The Gratitude of Life by the Photographer Artist Question: To what degree do you value life and being alive? Download pdf text: To what degree do you value life Gratitude Generally speaking, we are all grateful of being alive. But to what degree are we grateful of being alive? Some of us are mildly grateful […]

Eternal Photography

Continually create new photographs! What is the point of photography? Perhaps the point of photography isn’t to become a “great” and famous photographer (in the eyes of others) but instead, to just keep making new photos, for eternity (until our own personal death)? Perpetually creative activity Constantly make new photos, without regard for your past […]