> “While the happiness from material purchases diminishes over time, experiences become an ingrained part of our identity.” Experiences also change your perception, which can make you a better storyteller/photographer. Food for thought before your next purchase.
Guy Tal can change your entire attitude towards your role in photography. This is a great paragraph: > “As time goes by, you become adept at operating your equipment, augment your kit with various items (whether you actually need them or not), visit some “must see” locations, make some copies of
Ugo Cei explains how he became sick of modern landscape photography (echoing my own journey). Perfect technique is meaningless next to personal connection. “How many other beautiful photos of Moraine Lake or Antelope Canyon do we have to see? Or of Mesa Arch at sunrise (yes, I too am guilty
From the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology [http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3518.104.22.1683] (via 99u [http://99u.com/articles/22557/7-habits-of-incredibly-happy-people?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=e4888a0352-Weekly_12_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-e4888a0352-148001737] ): > In two surveys, respondents from various demographic groups
> “You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson
It’s a lot of fun to hear two photographers from opposite ends of the spectrum hash out what’s important in photography. There’s some things we all share though: > “Going out and searching for a photo is the wrong way to think about it. You should just have
> “Choose wisely. Life is short. Nobody gives a shit about your photos, but yourself.” — Eric Kim [http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2014/08/08/nobody-gives-a-shit-about-your-photos/]
> The internet and smartphones have made us all tourists, gawking at our own lives.
> “An unexamined life is not worth living, but an electronically recorded life is not lived at all.” —Penn Jillette [http://pennsundayschool.com/]