Ten Types of Photographer

1) The Business Photographer
 
For this type of person, photography is a means to earn a living and they are very effective and efficient. This is not just reflected in their images but also the competent and organised way in which they run their business. Constantly thinking of new ideas and services to offer, as well as ways to promote their work, the Business Photographer is sharp, focused and works incredibly hard.
 
 
2) The Technician
 
This photographer loves the nitty-gritty; they don’t just want to create the perfect picture, they have 
 a driving need to know how to reproduce it at will. The Technician is intimately aware what every function on their camera can deliver and practices incessantly with lighting, both natural and studio, in order to make sure they have a thorough understanding of photograph composition.
 
 
3) The Social Photographer
 
Although taking photographs might be a passion of theirs, what this type of individual enjoys even more is hopping onto online internet forums and joining in a discussion.
 
Social photography at work:
 
 The Social Photographer likes to feel involved, and thrives on being an active and integral part of a wider photographic circle. You will probably also spot them on social media as well as at meet-ups and photographic clubs.
 
 
4) The Studious Photographer
 
For the Studious Photographer, it’s all about the minute detail and if you take a squint at their bookshelves you’re likely to see a wide number of tomes. Everything from the history of photography to manuals on technical content, or even collections of artwork, this happy snapper revels in discovering how the craft was created and being submerged in the subject.
 
 
5) The Artistic Photographer
 
A deep thinker, the Artistic Photographer never fails to stop and consider exactly what it is that their image is portraying. You can be certain that every snap is designed to convey a meaningful message. Photographs are taken in order to connect to a feeling and the audience is intended to have an emotional response to the picture.
 
 
6) The Stealth Photographer
 
Have you ever been looking through photographs of an occasion and seen a picture you didn’t remember posing for? This will be the Stealth Photographer at work. These type of snap-happy individuals love to take photos when no-one is watching and dislike traditional ‘posed’ pictures. The ability to get up close without subjects realizing and capture the moment when emotions are written all over their face, the Stealth Photographer has an uncanny knack.
 
 
7) The Samaritan Photographer
 
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the Samaritan Photographer certainly embraces this concept to broadcast their chosen cause. Passionate about what they believe in, these types of photographers use their camera as a means of changing the world and making a difference. The power of a picture is something not to be underestimated in the eyes of these individuals.
 
 
8) The Document Photographer
 
Whilst memories are made in the mind, a well-placed photograph or two certainly help to preserve events, at least according to the kind of person. The Document Photographer likes to ensure there is a record of every occasion, and will be the individual taking pictures at family gatherings or events, to make sure it is formally recorded. Years of memories will be held by this individual and even in the age of digital media, the chances are they will have the photos printed out and held in an album for all to enjoy. 
 
 
9) The Experimental Photographer
 
Not one for safe landscape panoramas or snugly family photos, the Experimental Photographer likes to get out there and explore different subjects, angles and aspects. Looking for an unusual and unique outcome, this type of snapper likes to think outside the box and has the ability to visualize the final picture when it’s not immediately obvious to others in the same vicinity. 
 
 
10) The Everyday Photographer 
 
We all know someone like this; the person that takes photos constantly of the most mundane moments in life whether it’s their lunch, the traffic on the way to work or their progressively drunken friends on a night out. Different from the Document Photographer, they’re not just interested in the formal occasions and certainly wouldn’t hold any albums, the Everyday Photographer likes to share all their experiences from the trivial to the magnificent, usually via social media.
 
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A few tips for a good photo

1. Take photos

This might sound stupid, but I know many a photographer who wants that perfect shot, but instead of continuously taking photos they will just look at things. The more photos you take, the greater the chance that there is going to be of capturing that perfect shot.

2. Lighting

The number of photos see, browse and receive that are ruined by light is almost un-counter able. When taking a photo never have the light source directly in the center, if possible try and have the light source either to sides of the photo, or simply not in it. If you are able to utilize the light source in a photo, every capture that is taken by you will be enhanced greatly.

3. The rule of three

This is a fairly common rule within artists, but personally I feel it is not used and followed enough. In art it is important not to follow rules to much, but when taking a photo I believe that the rule of three can be exceptionally useful. If you are not aware of this rule I would suggest reading this link.

4. Learn from others

Most are progress’s from the study of others, ideas, innovation and creation all arise from what other people have to say, paint, describe and show. Simply study the photographer that you like, see what aspects you like about it and try to replicate this with your photos.

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Thank You,

Charlie. 

The Power of Social Networks

Social networks have changed the face of internet business and marketing forever. It used to be that to advertise your business or product you used a billboard or newspaper, both these ideas are positively medieval. A bright new entrepreneur simply wouldn’t decide to create traffic to his online shop selling his new contraption, based around the idea of a sliding chair by printing a huge and expense poster next to the M4, no he would market it online.

Of course there are many ways to do this, here are just a few:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr

The list is almost endless….

All of these online social hubs are both brilliant and deceptively challenging to the young entrepreneurs that dominate the modern age, they provide publicity, but not all of it is good. For example a page with 10,000 plus likes is what is known as a honey-pot, I will like it as another 10,000 people have because then I fit in.

The downside of a Facebook pages goes like this, a new company creating designer chairs sets up a Facebook page, it has 11 likes. I stumble upon this through the winds and turns of every social site. I look at it, and personally I have a great interest in design. This page is offering daily designer advice, do I like? No, as it only has 11 likes, I feel stupid and embarrassed if my friends notice on there wall that I have like this page, therefore I leave.

The point is that to be successful on Facebook takes a lot of hard work, dedication and money. Realistically the only way to get an interactive audience (which is what you want) is to spend money on Facebook adverts or wait. My only advice is to keep plugging away to any Facebook page runners, a daily contribution which will engage the audience is the best way to progress further.

So, before you setup that Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr account, just remember that the brilliance and economic uplift it can bring doesn’t come free, and may well take its time.

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Archie

Is there a forecast for art?

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Throughout a week, every day everything is predicted, we have a weather forecast for the next day in today’s paper, a schedule for work the next day. It is not only restricted to the world of work, predicted grades, timetable and lunch times also dominate a normal student’s life. Our life is set on presets, the radio for example I for one never have randomly pressed the seek button on the car radio and listened to 40 minutes of unknown radio, I simply can’t.

 There are very few commodities in life which we are not prepared for, which we can’t predict or forecast for. One of these commodities is art, no one ever predicts art, says when a new piece will be produced, shown. No one foresaw Hirst’s mental cow decapitation, but it was loved.

Personally this is why I think art never gets dull, everyone stays interested in art as you can’t predict it, no one has any idea what will next appear on the wall of the Tate or Saatchi Galleries. What phase of art will come next, what will the next generation want to see, feel, experience. The power that makes people interested in things is hidden, it keeps people hanging on, of course it’s mystery. It’s the mystery of what comes next.

The future of art is unpredictable, it’s not like a weather forecast or an economy tracker, this makes art never ending, people will always devote sometime to discovering the unknown, this is what drives art, and why it will flourish for many more decades.

So, Is there a forecast for art?

No.

Thank you, Charlie

 

Matt Cipollone.. Welcome

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On Wednesday night elation filled me and my friend as an artist, which we both thoroughly like agreed to join the site, his name was Matt. Matt is our fifth edition to the site, a number which when we came up with the idea for a gallery late one night after a few beers thought was impossible. Every business’s, start-up’s more than other business’s have milestones. these milestones differ in size and exceptional, when we started to attempt the gallery seriously our first aim was five artists. I have never had the feeling before of setting a target, and achieving it, it feels great.

Now about Matt, Matt is our second our artist from the states, he is based in Baltimore, Maryland. His photo’s our inspired by his unique view of the landscape along with the diversity of what lives off it. His passion for prints and his artwork is very clear, not only from his attitude but also from his exceptional work.

All his prints are fantastic for me, but together as a full portfolio they are even better, his diversity of different views on the world is brilliant, along with a unique skill with a camera creates pictures that very few can bring to us.

To find out more about Matt, or check him out in our gallery.

Thank You, Charlie.

Airships of Doom

This is some incredible Photoshop skill, complete admiration.

I don’t just love this piece due to its ability to transform a tourist laden ship into a futuristic war scene in the middle of the sky. I love it due to the fact that it says no to all those pessimistic, those who think art can only been done via a brush, easel or pencil, those who turn their noses up to the “contemporary rubbish” that is growing so fast in this modern age.

This video is brilliant due to a combination of things, firstly the ability to use Photoshop eludes me and the  majority of people, but the ability to manipulate a program like that is simply outstanding. The way he controls the colours, background, proportions etc is incredible. Secondly when I watch the classy time-lapse combined with an solid soundtrack I can practically see Alex coming up with new ideas every other second, one ship, two ships, people, smoke etc. the fact that imagination has run this piece makes it a non cliché piece of work, it is not controlled by any art history or books, it’s controlled by Alex.

For me this piece is the perfect advert for the contemporary art, the combination of imagination along with a modern technical program is exactly how a envisage modern art and what I would love for the gallery.

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Thank you,

Archie and Charlie

The Growth of Photogarphy

ImageI have noticed over the last couple of years the increase of photographers, specifically artistic photographers. I remember a time when photographers were people who would go out looking for a photo, to a wedding or corporate event and sell it back to the intoxicated people who think it looks “amazing”.

Nowadays photography has become it’s own medium of art, instead of photos being on print paper in a letter sized envelope which sits on your shelf collecting dust, they are presented on canvas’s throughout people’s homes. This is for a number of different reasons: Firstly the market has changed, people now want a stylish and modern piece of art, something that will catch your eye, a conversation starter., photographer fits this gap perfectly, something that looks clean and elegant with ease. Secondly I personally believe that the economic downturn has increased the sales of photographic artwork. Instead of spending hundreds of pounds on a acrylic paints which need to be framed, instead you can buy a Cityscape on canvas for 30 quid, which produces just as much impact.

Personally I welcome this change, I have always been a great lover of photography, you can create some many different feelings, perspective and imagery in a single snap.

But what defines it for me is the diversity of the field, one picture is contemporary, the next will fit into the fine art section of my brain, and that’s what I love about photography.

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