I have to honestly say that it’s getting pretty sad out there in the world of photography. It seems anymore the moment a person gets a DSLR, discovers depth of field and picks up some software with wicked cool effects they’re suddenly a photographer, a PROFESSIONAL photographer. Even worse the next move they make is opening a photography business because you know, now that they have this artistic ability might as well cash in on in right?
Now the so-called business has to have a name. Nothing original or artistic, just simple and unimaginative. Always the same format it goes as such, *insert name* and then add the word “Photography” at the end. Make sure people know what you’re all about because photography is your business.
I could go on but it’s sad really. I see so many of these things popping up and it’s all about the money and I feel bad. I feel bad for the world of photography and I feel bad for the poor saps who are conned into paying many of these people good money for less than stellar work.
I’d like to see more people get to shooting just because. No real reason, it’s just something they enjoy doing. I’d like to see more simple shots where more thought was put into it than time sitting in front a computer working on post. I’d like to see just pure imagery created and not made because money was its driving force.
I thought I’d take the weekend to branch out more into social media. Some say it’s good, others say it’s bad. All I know is I’m not pushing the aspect of it down throats so here are the links if it seems interesting enough.
I guess not a normal post but I’m not sure what is and besides, this is a blog of what I’m doing with photography and I guess visual art so with that said here’s something else I recently did. It’s the beginning of a series I call “Chasing Clouds” where I time-lapse the sky above me and bring out the dance the clouds do but we are unable to see.
When it comes to Flickr and its social aspects I try to practice appreciation towards those that share their kindness with me. So when one comments on a photo in kind or adds a photo of mine as a favorite I try and do so back. When I do this I look through their photos and find one I truly like and that speaks to me.
Now with that said, many times I find photos that are quite interesting and curious as to how they got the look they got? At the very least I can look at their EXIF data to see how they started before any editing but more and more I find the data is not there because the user has turned this option off and I wonder why. I’m just curious because it’s nice to help one learn from. When you see something that sparks your imagination you wonder how such a thing was done and it’s nice to learn from others even if not directly. It’s also sad when one makes an interesting photo and they write nothing about it.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just a weird personal thing of mine but sometimes it interests me to know how but I guess it’s none of my business. Sure, I could write them and ask but on a day when you see so many lacking any information it becomes too much work.