Photo by Chris Leskovsek
I was going to title this post “Quality Vs. Quantity” but I feel like we’ve talked about it already a bunch. My usual schpiel is that if you shoot a ton your photos will get better over time, but now I am realizing this is not really true. You have to be learning from the results, but learning is only intentional if you have a goal.
For instance, let’s say you want to shoot for the New York Times. You will have have to “develop” all sorts of skills. But if you are just shooting for Tumblr, there really is no pressure to quickly learn to make better photos, it’s totally casual.
Most of the work we get for Hamburger Eyes is from photographers attempting to cross the border from hobbyist to working professional. Or people that cross this border back and forth all the time like me. In fact I pretty much live at this bordertown and sometimes I think I should run for Mayor.
Within the emails I get, I see the main problem that people don’t think about properly is knowing why they want to cross at all in the first place. They don’t have clarity. I think you get clarity through action. You have to go out there and play with cameras, play with assignments, and play with different techniques. But really here is the real answer: you want to make a living doing what you love to do. That’s it.
At minimum, let’s say rent and bills is $2500 per month. Can you sell enough products and services to make this much or more on a monthly basis? This should be your primary goal if you want to make a living doing anything besides working a regular job.
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HAMBURGER EYES No. 37
The Continuing Story of Life on Earth
David Molina Gadea
6.69″ x 9.61″
Black and White
Matte Cover / Text
Published by Hamburger Eyes
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David Molina Gadea
Somewhere near Barcelona
WEAPONS OF CHOICE:
Good shoes and a small camera
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The other day I read the following: “Clothes are important for me, they are man’s second skin, especially worn clothes, second hand clothes. Photographs are a little bit like that. Second hand visions” Paulo Nozolino.
These photos and lots more featured in our latest issue.
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Photo by Louis Fabries
Photo by Casey Jones
Photo by Samuel Liebert
Photo by Steve Panariti
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Once you go embroidered, it’s hard to go back. Finally upgraded the black hoodies.
Came out awesome. Get comfy.
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Photo by Joshua Zucker
It is a dream to have Hamburger Eyes come out once a month. 120 pages every month. We have tried it many times with no success. I have been in hyper attack mode about making a production schedule for this entire year. That schedule includes regular postings on this site. You guys who have voted in the last poll have helped steer us in the right direction which makes it easier to figure out what to post on a weekly basis. So a huge thank you for that.
Looks like we will be featuring more photographers and writing more articles. Then once a month for new zines and books and will sprinkle in other things like videos and batches of photos. Thanks again!
Photo by Johnny Salas
I started trying to come up with more content ideas for this here website. But then I thought maybe I’d just ask what you would like to see. I like the feedback. For instance while we get the most comments on the written articles, some just want to watch more videos on famous photographers.
Here are the basic categories on the site. Vote on which ones you would like to see more of. After this voting, we can see where we can expand. You can select more than 1 choice.
Also, I put zines and books in the vote. That means you don’t care about website content at all, you just want us to put out more zines and books.
Photo by Ray Potes
You may have noticed the forums were deleted. There was just not enough action in there. That’s ok. But there was some really good content and info and resources while it was going. Here are some of the photo related podcasts that were listed by multiple members. There was more but with the dismantling of the forums, these are what remained. If you have some that we should check out, put a link in the comments! Enjoy.