A friend of mine reached out to me a few days ago. She wanted to know the proper way to export a photograph from Lightroom. I was a little shocked she was asking that question, since she’s an experienced photographer, but I walked her through it none-the-less.
One of the things I told her was to export the photograph at 60% quality, so it can take up less space on her hard drive, bu also because 100% might make your photograph look overly sharp. This was a tip I had heard from a YouTuber a few years back. I then told her to choose JPEG of course and explained to her how a TIFF could also be beneficial for future projects. She thanked me, we hung up the phone and then I forgot about the whole ordeal. Read More
How many people remember my interview with Eric Kim? This was a huge deal for me! I remember when I first started shooting street, his blog was one of the first that I came by. It was filled with so much information, but what was more interesting to me were the interviews he did with other street photographers. These interviews helped me discover so many photographers, Brian Day, Damian Vignol, Josh White... I could name so many. I just remember thinking, my work is going to be next to theirs... again it was just really exciting for me.
He sent me a series of questions and I analyzed them for days... I was like this is my moment, everything needs to be perfect. For those wondering I completely butchered this moment as there were so many typos and statements that didn't make sense... but that's beside the point. Once the questions were answered I scrolled down to the part where Eric had requested photographs... Read More
We live in the hyphen era, a phrase coined by Chase Jarvis (I think). It basically means we have a bunch of titles. We just aren't photographers anymore, instead we're photographers, videographers, YouTubers, Bloggers... you get the point.
Being able to identify yourself with all of these creative titles is amazing, but it can also bring on a lot of stress. This typically happens when it comes to gear. It's easy to call ourselves all of these things, but how many of us invest in each of them individually? Not many is my guess. Read More
I watch a lot of motivational speeches, you know those hour long compilations that are posted to YouTube. They help me get out of ruts and remind me that I have a mission, a goal... and that I'm far away from it. One recently came on and I believe it was Tai Lopez who was speaking, he said something along the lines of "You want to act, but how many hours did you spend acting yesterday? You want to be a dancer, but how many hours did you spend dancing yesterday?". Or something along those lines... Actually, I just made those up, I'm not sure which activities he mentioned, but what I'm trying to say is that if Tai Lopez was talking to a photographer or a street photographer he'd ask "You want to be the best photographer, but how many pictures did you take yesterday?". Read More
It's hard to grow your social media presence as a street photographer... Mainly because the majority of people who enjoy looking at street photographs are, well, street photographers. However, there are a few ways to get your work seen, one is by tagging featured accounts in hopes that they share your work. Read More
They're certain things you see a lot of bloggers preach about, one of the more popular topics is spending less money on gear and more on experiences... It sounds like such bullshit, since we the bloggers, are constantly updating our equipment, but man it's so true. I'm not here to be long winded, at least not in this blog post, but I do want to ensure you all that experiences are equally, if not more important, than gear or perception Read More
My Instagram has been dying? Not in popularity, I'm actually getting the most likes I've ever had, but in terms of my actual interest level, yeah it's going to shit. The platform just doesn't offer much engagement. 100 likes, 200 likes, 500 likes, whatever I get it just doesn't seem satisfy me. Read More