Welcome, Friend

Updated on April 15, 2018 in Photography
0 on June 18, 2017

Hi Eric, I am looking forward to participating in this great forum.  I live in Seattle (at the moment) and my two great passions are photography and travel. I visit your site daily.  Sometimes, with the pressures of work and daily life it can be challenging to stay inspired.  I come here to renew that passion and help keep the fire burning.  Thanks for providing this place to share ideas.

 

 

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1 on June 22, 2017

Hi Eric & Cindy…my comment comes a bit latter than previous friends but I would like to express my appreciation for the creation of this forum…I follow since long time your posts and everyone of them is full of encouragement and joy about this great passion of your which is photography…many thanks…love from Brazil to you two and all friends of this remarkable forum…

on September 15, 2017

Thank you <3 much love to you all the way in Brazil!

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0 on June 30, 2017

Hi hi, and Ema says hi

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1 on July 7, 2017

 

Hello everybody!

I read your blog and enjoy it very much. I like what you are talking about and how you want to empower all of us.

You say we have to produce work everyday. You write a lot but what about the pictures?? I would be interrested to see more of your work…

Cheers

on July 7, 2017

Hello Kim and everybody!

I read your blog and enjoy it very much. I like what you are talking about and how you want to empower all of us.

You say we have to produce work everyday. You write a lot but what about the pictures?? I would be interrested to see more of your work… on your blog it’s always tthe same few pictures on every posts. I think it would be also interresting to see the work you’re paid for by companies.

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1 on July 9, 2017

Eric/Cindy,

I’m not sure if it is me, but the new threads in forums are in date order: oldest first.  If I understand correctly this means that I have go “>” n times until I reach the date I last read.

IS THIS CORRECT?

If so, after a while we are all going to be clicking like crazy just to get to the “whats new”.

Alex.,

on September 15, 2017

Hi Alex! Thanks for your message and important observation.

New threads are listed from newest to oldest (in the home page).

But inside each thread, there are pages which are sorted from oldest to newest. The quickest way is to click to the last page to see the newest response in the individual thread.

As the forum continues to grow, more people will post newer threads and they are on the home page. We will also create new categories as more trends in topics emerge.

 

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0 on July 10, 2017

Thank you !

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0 on July 10, 2017

Thanks Eric and Cindy. I have learned lots from your blogs and videos. This forum is a wonderful way of escaping the aggressive one-upmanship that pervades many established social media platforms, and to elicit mature discussions and feedback. Really useful forum and a brilliant idea.

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1 on August 2, 2017

A bit late to find the forum but its always better late than never! I always enjoy your blog and video’s and its helped a lot!

Its already a great forum with a real community feel about it, spot on! 

Look forward to joining in some the discussions and assignments!

Cheers from London, UK!

on September 15, 2017

Glad to have you!

 

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2 on August 8, 2017

I just joined today and could use some help in finding a local source or class to teach me the fundamentals of properly understanding my camera. I recently bought a Leica Q at a friends suggestion, my interest is street photography and was told the fixed lens was optimum. All my other cameras in the past were either too big or complicated, I just wanted a ‘point and shoot’ that did not overwhelm me when trying to use all the features. I am dyslexic and have some difficulty in translating basic instructions from a manual or a blog, but learn quickly when doing hands on learning. I live in north west New Jersey and retired, so I can travel a reasonable distance for instructions. I’m prepared to pay a fair rate to the instructor. Any suggestions or guidance would be welcome. Frank Allocca

on August 8, 2017

hi, one from Spain. regards!

on September 16, 2017
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Hi Eric, Cindy and all,

as a long time follower of Eric and his blog I still wonder why it took me so long to sign up to this forum. There is so much inspiration here. Looking forward being part of a great community!

Marcus

on September 15, 2017

Welcome Marcus!

 

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0 on September 18, 2017

The Beauty of Stuck Records

When Eric started writing about the philosophy of photography and art and life. I thought he’d run out of gas very quickly and stop. Because we’d stop listening. Because regardless of how important the psychological of art is, we have very short attention spans and Eric’s message is often heavy and repetitive.

But I was surprised when that didn’t happen. His message hasn’t gotten old. It’s actually become more relevant. Whenever there’s a lull on his blog and I don’t get a daily dose of positivity…I kinda miss it. A lot. That’s when I realized how valuable his message was. And more importantly, the repetitive nature of it. The repetition seems to be the key.

Apparently some things bear repeating and some don’t. Knowing the difference can take a lifetime. We truly do need to hear words of encouragement every day in order to make it through the day. And very few of us actually have access to that encouragement. Encouragement from other people is the best kind and very few of us have the friends and family who are willing to do it. It’s not easy to find someone who really cares whether you live or die. It’s not easy to find someone who will ask you not to give up and do it in a way that is personal and believable. Eric and Cindy (and their crew) actually seem like they care what happens to everyone in the world.

There is also precedent for what Eric is doing. Many people have made careers out of empowering others. It’s a growth industry because life and the struggle that comes with it…is a growth industry. Eric really could become a millionaire by just chanting a simple positive message of hope and self-empowerment. And we could feel like a million bucks by just listening. The latter could very well be the better deal.

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0 on October 18, 2017

Hello everyone,

I found Erics photos via Photographic Mercadillo fb page, then googled his website and… whoa! So much inspiration! I tried a little bit of street photo, and met all that ‘silly’ problems. I also know ‘GAS’ (i have 5d and bunch of glasses and i’m using only 40mm because it’s the smallest one – but still too big…) and I know how it feels to be tired because of photography – I had some few-months gaps when i didn’t make a single photo. But it’s better now 😉

So perhaps I’m in deciding moment in my photographic life. Perhaps this site/forum help me to choose right direction 😉

Hopefully you’ll understand all this above, english isn’t my native language, and I don’t care about grammar when things become more emotional 😉

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0 on October 22, 2017

Lovely to see a forum here! I’ve been inspired by your blog for a long time. 

 

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0 on April 15, 2018

A message to Mr Eric Kim;
I have been trying to open a new topic and can not , because the captcha is not working.
I have seen that others do not have that problem, i even tried with a different browser and it’s the same results.
So i am thinking that i must have done something wrong to have been censured, or rejected, i am not sure this is the case, that is why i am sending this message and hope it gets to you.
I believe i read somewhere that your forum is an open forum, not subjected to censorship, so i am trying to reach to you so you can tell me what’s going on.
If for some reason i made a transgression or make a mistake, please let me know what it was so i can repent from my wrongdoings and be accepted back, if its possible. If you do not wish to use the forum to let me know what the transgression was please use this EMAIL address to let me know  juanortegaphotography@gmail.com 
Thank You

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