- Creating a blog to present all notes from lecturers, guest speakers and trips away
BOOK: Ibbotson, J & Thomas, G (2014) - Beyond the Lens, Association of Photographers.
Note: Gain experience by understudying/shadowing photographers in favoured industry.
QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? - Travelling abroad on commissioned shoots
What skills do you need to achieve this? - Being able to talk to and communicate with others in the industry
What are the business skills needed? - Being able to negotiate with customers over costs
How? - By finding links in the industry as early as possible
TO THINK ABOUT:
- What are you selling?
- What is your aspiration?
- Who is your customer?
- How do you reach the right customers?
- How do you keep your clients?
- Write up a brief blog post on today’s lecture.
- Collect a range of photography-related websites and blogs, screenshot from page and write up what you think their branding says.
EXAMPLES OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S WEBSITES:
I specifically like this website as it involves full-screen, high definition images which presents the photographer's work from the moment the possibly client looks at the website. It has a slider on the homepage allowing multiple images to be showcased.
This website is probably one of the most interesting that I have ever seen and has already become a discussion point between me and some other photographers I am in touch with. The simplicity of the website makes it so easy on the eye and the video on the website of the animals are not only relative as he is an animal photographer, but is very entertaining and keeps the viewer watching and therefore on the website for large amounts of time.
Another very interesting and aesthetic website. This website has an amazingly simple yet effective layout. The homepage allows you to scroll through lots of information and photos on the website and it also incorperates the slider image on the homepage allowing him to showcase a variety of images from the off.
ARTISTS TO RESEARCH:
Phillip Lorca diCorcia, Film Noir films, Quentin Tarantino films, Murdo MacLeod, Henri Cartier-Bresson
NOTES FROM LECTURE: