Tuesday Links #3

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.

  1. Pep Bonet – One Goal – Amputees Soccer Dreamteam A constant lack of optimism can be discussed using all sorts of psychological paradigms however this is not the point. The link is not recommended to light-hearted individuals – expect to see some shattering images. However, it is an amazing story of people that compensate, that learn to work beyond their terrible fate and still acomplish the things that are important to them. An excellent photojournalism project, from Pep Bonet (first on the left).
  2. What It Takes To Be A Great Photographer Scott on Chase Jarvis’ Blog – Since all of us have a lot to learn about what it takes to be a great photographers, this might come in handy for some. (Even if it will seem obvious, I honestly recommend taking a look at the basics at least once in a while)
  3. The Aurora Borealis As You’ve Never Seen It – A wonderful timelapse displaying one of the most interesting natural phenomena on the planet. And one I cannot wait to see myself later this summer.
  4. Understanding Design – Johnathan Ive – Regardless of whether you’re an Apple fan or not, this video is mostly for those that want to understand design and the ways you can reflect the way you look at the world. Whether you’re a product designer, a photographer or not at all an artist, your life paradigm is instantly changed when you open your mind to the background of a design. For a photographer it tackles the endless thought of “what were you trying to share using this image?”. My advice on this note is stop shooting at random, try to figure out what are you trying to highlight, then press the shutter button.

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