I just don’t understand how some people can undervalue photographers. Why do one wants to get paid for taking “pictures”? Even some people that take “pictures” think that’s normal. Good photography is an art just like any other art, it takes skill, be it composition, knowledge of gear, lights, whatever it might be. I love what I do but taking “pictures” for free is a hobby, creating images with passion and love is an art. If you love it and value how much it took to create it you should pay for it. Value the artist in this simple way, by paying for the at they created.
Photography, music, and so many other things. Still number one is photography, this is what makes me happy what brings me peace. I know that’s sounds strange when I’m behind the camera I forget about all the troubles all the things that keep me up at night.
Few images from LP concert at the Lincoln Hall in Chicago 6/9/17
From the first time I’ve heard the music, I think it was her second album I feel in love with the music. The voice, the melody, the energy, just amazing, and I was able to be there with camera in hand.
It’s been a while since I last wrote anything and a lot of different things have happened. The bottom line is what I’m doing with my photography and where it will lead me.
The second part of the question I will keep to myself, there is a reason to my madness.I started shooting for http://beintheloopchicago.com/ online music news portal. I am a staff photographer for Vaudezilla burlesque, working with Namaste Rose Events and shooting burlesque with few different producers.
With all this going on I need to upgrade my gear and graduate to full frame beast that is Nikon D750. With the low light shooting that I’ve been doing this is the only way I can get images that will get noticed. I know I was always the one to say gear is not everything it’s all about your skill, but the truth is when 8 photogs standing next to you shooting the same things come out from the event with low noise and wide dynamic range images, your creative skill will only do so much. The next big move will be by the end of the month I’m excited and scared, wish me luck.