Journal

A Blurry Line

This is probably a constant topic of my entries but again I find myself asking what is the difference between a photograph and art?

Ignoring the very abstract and studio shots, how is one photograph artistic and not just another postcard shot?

Any opinions?

Like A Virgin

I don’t know about the rest of you but redbubble has made me act all youthful and excitable again.

I’ve never had much of a forum to display my perhaps mediocre photos but redbubble has roused emotions in someone like me who is otherwise quite difficult to affect with hype.

I’m acting like a teen with a crush on my first love, constantly logging onto redbubble to see what comments I’ll get next and to pray for that one messgae which says that I’ve made a sale. Not really because of the money and certainly not because I think it makes me anything more as a photographer, but it’s the feeling of the chase in the anticipation and the desire for valid, external recognition.

Am I the only one here who feels like that?

My Photography v 2.0

I’ve graduated from handling a P&S to an SLR for almost a year now.…

Boys being boys, I was at first, focussing too much time and energy on the technical aspects of cameras and equipment. I’m not an arty person by nature so it was in some ways like learning a fundamental skill from scratch as a relatively ‘old dog’.

My love of photography is not about getting right in an exposure the rules of the perfect composition of a photo or the correct exposure settings etc. I love it because a photograph reflects, in my own words, ‘a moment in time’ which deserves to be permanently captured and shared.

I love life for all its ups and downs and I love travelling the world and seeing how others live and being able to experience it for myself. I am thankful for the opportunity to have travelled as wide

What Price is Right

Although just a hobby for me, it would also be nice to get some ‘objective’ feedback for my photos by way of a sale or two. I think that’s the best way to tell whether or not my photos are actually decent.

I wonder however, what ‘mark up’ is appropriate? If nobody’s buying my photos, maybe they’re too expensive relative to their quality?

Exposure

I discovered Red Bubble only this week and so far I have very good impressions of the idea/site.

Somehow I was lucky enough to have one of my first few photos featured on the main home page which attracted comments (and obviously visits). I wonder how I can help my future uploaded photos get featured again?

Being on the home page really makes a difference.

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