Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography made this 7.5-minute video in which he talks about a brutal truth of photography: the fact that “nobody is interested in seeing your photographs. Nobody cares about the work that you’re doing as a photographer.”
“The world doesn’t need any more photographers. It doesn’t need anymore musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists or actors either. We have enough. Its over-saturated,” Forbes says, “BUT, the world’s survival is completely dependent on work that matters.”
Forbes argues that instead of trying to make photos that a lot of people see, getting caught up in the “popularity contest” side of things, you should be striving to create “work that matters” — “creating something that means something.”
How Light Can Change Emotion in Your Portraits
June 29, 2017, 1:44 am @Lifeographies
It goes without saying that lighting is an incredible important aspect to any genre of photography. But in portraiture, light can be used to create, or enhance, emotion in a photo.
2017 World Press Photo Awards Fake News
March 1, 2017, 5:06 pm @Lifeographies
This year the jury of the World Press Photo (WPP) awarded Iranian photographer, Hossein Fatemi, the second place for his long-term project titled 'An Iranian Journey.’
German Photographer Sued Facebook for Removing EXIF Data, and He Won
November 23, 2016, 10:29 pm @Lifeographies
If you’re keeping track today, the score is Big Corporations: 1, Photographers: 1. Because while Carol Highsmith might have all-but-lost her epic lawsuit against Getty Images, a photographer in Germany came out on top when he took Facebook to court.
Sony Announces New Flagship a6500 Mirrorless Camera
October 14, 2016, 12:44 pm @Lifeographies
Sony continues to churn out quality mirrorless cameras with the latest installment of their flagship APS-C camera. The a6500, an update to the acclaimed a6300 released last February,
Microstock Expo is Back!
February 9, 2015, 8:57 pm @Lifeographies
Microstock Expo is back, bigger and better than ever! The big news is that Bruce Livingstone will keynote. We’re super chuffed to have the Godfather of microstock opening the conference!