Whether we like it or not, Instagram influencers are a thing and they can make some serious cash from… influencing. But some of them “fake it till they make it” and use all sorts of cunning tricks to appear way more popular than they are. In his latest book, photographer Trey Ratcliff has decided to expose these fake influencers and reveal the tricks they use to create the fake following and get companies to pay them for sponsored posts.
Apple have taken a lot of criticism over the last year or so, especially from working photographers, editors and designers. Partially because of new dongle requirements, and due to the limited amount of RAM. Some blame this on Apple’s dedication to the iPhone and iPad above all else. Personally, I think they’re just turning their laptops toward the more lucrative market. General consumers.
With cameras getting higher and higher resolution with each new generation, and 4K video becoming more pervasive in our lives, many just want more power. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about making the switch, and quite a few very well known photographers have done so. One such photographer is Trey Ratcliff. Who now offers some tips and advice for those looking to make the switch.
The advent of the Internet was a momentous occasion, one which afforded me a litany of new ways to continue doing what I have always done best but now with a much larger audience — open my mouth and say things I probably shouldn’t. I know, shocker. Consider yourself a gem from Heaven if you are unable to testify to having done it at least once. Go ahead, cast the first stone.
As an aspiring photographer, like many artists, I had a tendency to find masters of inspiration and just latch onto them for all I was worth. I would follow their work, I would follow their lives, I would live vicariously through their utter awesomeness. But, as anyone who has idolized anyone can tell you, eventually your idols let you down, sometimes through no intentional fault of their own.