What is art? Is it objective-- the thing is called art, therefore it is art? Or, subjective: art is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps it’s intent-- putting in the work and engaging in the madness as many artists seem to think. When it comes to photography, it seems, the “what is art,” as well as the photographer-as-artist and photography-as-art debate is particularly fierce.
As amazing as the Vivian Maier story is-- one women’s body of work almost lost to time but rediscovered- most photographers don’t shoot photos with the intent of never showing them to the world. While it’s easy to self publish, or put images up on places like Facebook and Instagram, many of us like to push ourselves and actually submit our photos for publication
People of a certain age can no doubt remember the traditional camera’s heyday, when folks dutifully loaded film into such a device, waded through 12 or 24 or 36 exposures, drove the roll to a drugstore or photo kiosk and then waited several days, hoping against hope that their shots from the shore were in focus or that Aunt Thelma kept her eyes open when
Follow photographer and entrepreneur Marko Dimitrijevic on Instagram for #travelphotos and #globalvibes. Marko Dimitrijevic is the founder of Volta Global, a Miami-based private investment group. A pioneer in emerging markets investing, Marko has traveled the world while conducting due diligence for potential new opportunities. With more than 65,000 Instagram followers, Marko shares a glimpse of the world as he sees it. Here, his most popular post in March.
Obviously, film and digital photography have the same purpose: to capture a great image. But beyond that, how are these two technologies, which are vastly different in terms of their physicality, similar? Lighting Counts While both film camera bodies and digital camera bodies can take lenses that boast the ability to “shoot a black cat in a cave” no lens is going to fix the
Everyone finds a forgotten roll of film at least once in their lifetime-- in the back of a drawer, a box labeled “souvenirs, Niagara Falls,” or even in an old camera. What to do? Can it be developed? How can you tell, and do you need some sort of specialist or just any local place that has a dark room and can develop the film?
I admit I’ve run into unnecessary camera gear trouble. Let’s not talk about the time I flooded Canon DLSR because of a poor seal on my underwater housing. Equipment failures—or clumsiness—can lead to panic. Here’s what you can do to prevent such issues from ruining your photography excursion. First, come prepared Before you even leave your house (or studio) ask yourself: Do I have enough
Call it nostalgia, or maybe it’s just a new awareness of the wonders of physicality, but despite this being the digital age the world of photography was pretty print-focused this past few years. First, there’s the resurgence of Polaroid and other instant film formats. Once considered photographs relegated to albums from the seventies, or shoe boxes from the same era, instant film prints are making
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” – Robert Frank Street photography, which is generally defined as photography that features subjects in candid situations in unmanipulated public places, is an art like no
Good pictures, like good investments, don’t happen with luck, but require many hours of diligence, analysis, and grueling work. Since as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted not only to see the world, but capture it along the way. My fascination with photography was more than just your typical, childish infatuation; I didn’t “dabble” with a point and shoot and lose interest when tempted