Black and White Photography Tips

It is often believed that good photos are ones with beautiful colors. However, there are other forms of photography such as black and white, monochromatic, infrared etc. There is much more than simple, shining colors in pictures. Photography is the recording of light regardless of color and outcome. Black and white has been popular since […]

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WHAT MAKES A PHOTOGRAPHER A “PHOTOGRAPHER”

WHAT MAKES A PHOTOGRAPHER A “PHOTOGRAPHER

 
Ansel Adams
 
I throw this question out once in a while just for everyone to think about:  Really, what makes a photographer different than everyone else with a camera?  
 
Say, this is a classroom.  If I threw this question out to my students, what would be the answers I would get?  Let’s list them:
  1. A photographer is one who seriously takes pictures for a living
  2. A photographer is more serious about the artistic side of photography
  3. A photographer is more into taking a lot of pictures than the other people with cameras
  4. A photographer thinks more like an artist, rather than an everyday camera person.
  5. A photographer has equipment to match his talent
  6. A photographer can take more types of photos than just snapshots
  7. A photographer has taken the time to learn all about composition and what makes a photo right.
  8. A photographer has a passion for his photos, and you generally don’t see his bad pictures.
I saw an article written by a photographer, where the same question was asked of him.  His response:  “Technology doesn’t change the way photography is. It makes it available to more people which means there going to be much much more really terrible pictures taken or pictures that are totally dependent on subject which is all right.”
 
“I mean if you there when the Hindenburg caught on fire and you took a picture – that’s a great photograph. But you are not a great photographer because you can’t repeat that in everyday things. What a great photographer does is that they are consistently able to make something in a style that’s personal to themselves.
                      — Ken Van Sickle
 

 

AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE IS A PHOTO OF PROBABLY THE MOST WELL KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER EVER, THE LATE ANSEL ADAMS.  HERE IS A QUOTE FROM HIM THAT I THINK EVERY SERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD TAKE TO HEART:

Ansel Adams

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

THE TOP 8 ANSWERS GIVEN IN A CLASSROOM ABOVE:
ALL ARE CORRECT.
A story on Facebook:  a person posts on Facebook:  I am looking for a Photographer to take a picture of my family.  Does anyone know a good photographer.  (This person knows you are a photographer).  They are hoping you will do it for free.  What should you do?
 
A good response:  If they want free pictures, they will get responses like this:  John:   I know my friend takes really good photos.  He took some great ones of our family with his IPhone 6.  Would you like me to have him call you?  
 
Another answer:  I had a friend that took my family photos, and he didn’t charge me anything.  They were pretty good.  His name is:  XXXXXXXX.
 
Or one more:   I know a student who is trying to earn a few bucks just to help him to earn some money for college.  But, he took a course in photography in high school.  He’s pretty good.  If you want someone real good, I could have him contact you.  
 
And then someone who knows you says:  Look, I know you want it cheap or free, but, if you really want good photos, don’t do it cheap.  It’s your kids!  Get a good photographer, and have XXXXXXX do it.  Yeah, he will charge you for it, but it will be so worth it because he puts his heart into every photo.  Do yourself a favor and just call him.  You know where he lives and his number. 
 
Finally you respond on Facebook:  I would be happy to do it for you.  Because you are my friend, I will give you a discount.  Give me a call.  (That’s what he was really hoping for)
 
Photo by Valerie Cox and MB Click It Studios
 
So, if you ever want to BE a photographer, you now know what it takes to do it.  There is a definite bridge between being a “Photographer” and just a snapshot shooter.  Which one are you?
 

 
 
 

WE EVEN HAVE A SCARY PICTURE AT OUR STORE FOR HALLOWEEN;  CHECK THIS OUT AT:  www.123photogo.myshopify.com

Photo by Aaron Cottrell:  Titled: “Who is that under the street lamp?”
Great variety of professional photos, photo accessories and fun things of all kinds at our store:  www.123photogo.myshopify.com

INTRODUCTION TO OUR STORE

INTRODUCTION TO OUR STORE

 

www.123photogo.myshopify.com

OUR STORE!!

So, what do we have in our store? Well,  We love photography!!  We love taking pictures.  We think that most people that would go into a store would like to see a variety of different types of photos too!  Right now we have 3 different photographers displaying their photos and selling them in the store.  Each has different photos and different tastes in pictures.  

LET’S LOOK AT A FEW FROM EACH OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Photo by Sandy Cottrell

Now this photo is unique and designed for the childrens room.  This little girl just decided to put her crayons in her front pockets.  All color coded in the same order.  Can’t you see that hanging on your wall in a childrens room?

Photo by Sandy Cottrell

This is unique because she caught the sunset of train tracks going off into the sunset.  But, catching the light hitting the tracks makes it even more unique.  Putting that up on the right wall will certainly draw some eyes to your decorations.

Photo by Sandy Cottrell

This is a picture of the flag at night time, through a flowering tree.  Caught the flag at just the right time, and it makes it just that more beautiful.  I can only think that those people who love this country, would find this unique enough to buy it.

NOTE:  IT WOULD BE HARD TO FIND ANY WEBSITE THAT HAS THIS KIND OF VARIETY OF PHOTOS TO CHOOSE FROM ANYWHERE.  ONCE AGAIN, GO TO:

www.123photogo.myshopify.com

Photo by Aaron Cottrell

And how many photographers have Halloween pictures?  Here is one that is just creepy enough to think about.  Who is that hovering under the street light.  Come on, you know you want it.

Photo by Aaron Cottrell

Now everyone gets great sunset photos once in a while, but, what makes this one so unique, is that it hovers not only on sunset time, but on twilight as well.  Check out the blues in the sky, the purples.  And if that is not rare enough to catch both sunset and twilight colors at the same time, how about the strange cloud formations?  Worth the price for sure.

Photo by Aaron Cottrell

Winter is just around the corner, and this just reminds us all of the beauty of winter.  Tough to get this kind of exposure in winter….. real white snow, with the perfect pine cones.  Yeah, just  sets the right mood.  

Photo by Lanny Cottrell

The perfect rose, just after a storm.  The rich colors of this flower is great, and with the dark background, it becomes an outstanding photo.  

Photo by Lanny Cottrell

The winter scene of olden days.  The old barn in the background.  Just one of those great winter photos that everyone loves.

Photo by:  Lanny Cottrell

Capturing fall colors and being there at the right place at the right time.  The colors on the mountatin were perfect, the clouds, and of course knowing how to use the polarizing filter correctly makes it even better.

NOTE:  THERE ARE MORE PHOTOS BEING INTRODUCED EVERY WEEK IN OUR STORE.  IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THIS WEEK, FEEL FREE TO COME BACK AGAIN SOON. YOU MAY FIND SOMETHING MORE LATER.

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT HAS THIS CALIBER OF PHOTOS AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A WEBSITE TO SELL YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE, PLEASE CONTACT US.  OUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  WWW.123PHOTOGO@GMAIL.COM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

AND OF COURSE, WE THINK IT IS FUN TO ADD A FEW MORE THINGS FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO ENJOY.  WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AND PURCHASING GREAT PHOTOS.   BUT, WE HAVE PHOTO RELATED THINGS, PLUS A VARIETY OF MISC. ITEMS  TO BUY AS WELL:

A  COMPLETE LENS CLEANING KIT,:  BLOWER BRUSH, LENS CLEANING CLOTH, AND BRUSH:
ONLY:  $5.50  REG:  $10.00
OH NO, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS LENS !  IT IS ACTUALLY A CUP OR MUG TO
DRINK OUT OF.  WANT TO SHAKE UP SOMEONE?  DRINK YOUR HOT DRINK OUT OF YOUR LENS!!!
HAHA!  THIS IS THE PERFECT GIFT TOO!  ONLY $9.95  REG: $19.95
OH MY GOSH, THIS IS JUST TOO CUTE!!!  LOOK AT THIS GREAT ASSORTMENT OF CUTE RIBBONS FOR
YOUR LITTLE GIRLS HAIR.  9 DIFFERENT COLORED PAIRS OF RIBBONS, ALL READY IN BOWS FOR YOU.
AND THEY ARE ON SALE NOW:  JUST:  $5.50  REG. $12.95  FOR THE WHOLE SET.
“I SHOOT PEOPLE” T-SHIRT’S – IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS.  LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE A PHOTOGRAPHER.  AND HAVE FUN WITH IT AS WELL.  MADE OF HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL TOO.
AND A GREAT PRICE AT ONLY:  $19.95 Reg:  $29.95.

AND HERE IS JUST A FEW OTHER ITEMS WE HAVE IN OUR STORE.  UNIQUE ITEMS THAT YOU MAY NOT FIND ANYWHERE ELSE:

  • CAMERA FILTERS
  • DASH-CAM’S
  • MORE RIBBONS FOR GIRLS HAIR
  • STUDIO LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
  • FRAMES FOR PHOTOS
  • AND MANY MORE ITEMS COMING IN WEEKLY
 
ONCE AGAIN, COME TO OUR STORE.  AMAZON IS NOT THE ONLY ONE TO HAVE GREAT DEALS.  AND AMAZON DOES NOT SELL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS ONLINE.