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Allow Yourself to Shoot Both Color *AND* Black and White

In order to increase your photographic and artistic-creative optionally, just allow yourself to shoot both black and white and color! The post Allow Yourself to Shoot Both Color *AND* Black and White appeared first on ERIC KIM.

What is Your Creative Vision?

I love the notion of a ‘creative vision’– because it implies our creative sense (our ingenuity for visual arts) as well as how we see the world as photographers: No limits First of all I say: Do not put boundaries or limits on your creativity and creative vision. This means anything that has to do with your creative...

A More Dope, Prosperous Future for All Photographers

What is my personal ambition? To help foster a more prosperous, dope future for all of us photographers. What does it mean to prosper as a photographer? The post A More Dope, Prosperous Future for All Photographers appeared first on ERIC KIM.

Why Rangefinders Are Overrated

In praise and a critique of rangefinders: Rangefinders are great. Personally I have a lot of fun shooting rangefinders (f8-f16) both on digital rangefinders (Leica M digital) as well as on film rangefinders (Leica M6, film Leica MP). The experience of shooting with a rangefinder is unique in photography … but is it the best experience?...

Fun Photography

Photography is best when it is fun! In other words: Optimize all parts of the photographic process for fun, for you! Also: Don’t engage or entertain any parts of the photographic process which isn’t fun for you, or feels like “work” (toilsome labor). The post Fun Photography appeared first on ERIC KIM.

The Ultimate Privilege

To only pursue ideas and activities which interest you! And also the freedom to not do or pursue which you have no personal inclination or care for! The post The Ultimate Privilege appeared first on ERIC KIM.

ART & ADRENALINE

When I played football in high school, typically after practice I would have an adrenaline high, and get a ton of creative ideas I would want to write and blog about. Which makes me think: Perhaps adrenaline and art go hand in hand. More artists should become athletes, and more athletes should become artists Kai...

Adrenaline Seeking Towards What Ends?

What is the reason for our desire for fast sports cars, sports, music, action films, or any other adrenaline-boosting activities? The optimal human state? Mihaly C talks about “flow” as being the optimal human state. For me, feeling the apex of adrenaline is the peak. However — we cannot always feel adrenaline. Certainly...

DOMAIN FLEXIBILITY.

The cardinal mistake we make as thinkers: We allow our thinking to get trapped in certain domains. For example, the thought that all of our philosophies and thinking must be consistent across all domains. But there is no such thing as “one ultimate universal truth which applies to everything”. For example, there are certain circumstances...

PUT YOUR NAME ON IT.

What is your greatest gift? Your name. What is the most effective way to brand yourself, or your things? Just put your name on it! Entrepreneurship by KIM Become the change which you desire to see manifested in the world! Become you. A Life of Expansion SELF-ENTREPRENEURSHIP YOU ARE THE EXCEPTION. Use Your Life...

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