As a portrait photographer, have you ever wondered what it’s like for your models to be in front of the camera? In this super-amusing video, Manny Ortiz and his most photographed model – his wife – walked in each other’s shoes. Manny became Diana’s model for a day, and she was the photographer, and they show us what it looks like when a photographer and a model switch roles.
If you hang around other photographers enough, whether it’s online or in real life, you’ll likely encounter some of the types of photographers mentioned in this video by The School of Photography. I know I’ve certainly encountered more than my fair share of each of these. If you haven’t yet, then be careful, because it might just be you!
Instagram is a useful tool for photographers who want to share their work with the world. While this medium can be great to reach out to your viewers, it hides potential traps you can fall into. In this video, Jamie Windsor discusses one of his problems with Instagram and explains how it can negatively affect your work if you limit yourself to it.
As photographers, I believe all of us frequently look at other people’s work in order to admire it, to learn, and draw inspiration from it. But many of us also compare ourselves to others, and it can become toxic. In this video, Manny Ortiz discusses why we should stop comparing our work to other photographers’, and suggests what to do instead.
I don’t think there’s a photographer anywhere in the world who hasn’t been asked to work for a miserable sum, or even for free, ‘for the exposure’. According to recent research, there’s a reason why photographers and other artists are often exploited. The answer lies in your passion for photography. In other words: if you love your job, you are more likely to get lowballed.
If you have decided to start a photography business, it can come as a shock to your friends and family. Especially if you give up a steady day job to become a freelancer. It can be hard to convince them that this is your calling and something you want to do probably for the rest of your life. If you’re struggling with this right now, this video from Chris Hau will help you go through it and convince your parents, family, and friends that photography is a real career you want and should pursue.
There are plenty of ways to make our photos better, and in photography – there’s always something new to learn. However, there are some traps we can fall into without even being aware of them. In this video, James Popsys warns you of four traps that you should avoid if you want to advance your skills and enjoy photography more.
We all have our “dark secrets” and do things that we would never admit to our clients or fellow photographers. And Instagram account Industry Confessionals brings them all out in the open. It’s a selection of anonymous confessions and secrets from the photography industry, and it will make you laugh, cringe, but sometimes also relate.
Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a police photographer? If you have, then this video by Auckland Police will answer some of the questions you might have about this type of job. It follows a police photographer named Rhonda as she takes you through a typical day of the Police Photography Section in Auckland, New Zealand.
What if you had the same camera, lighting and subject matter as everyone else. A groundhog day for a photographer so to speak. If we all have the same gear what would make you different? “Imagine you had no way of visually showing someone any of your work, and they ask you to describe what you’re about, not your genre, but what is the essence of what you’re trying to achieve?” This quote from Katy Niker is something we should all think about and consider when pressing the shutter button. What is it that you’re trying to achieve beyond visuals?