12/10/16

notes

John Spinks

  • first inspiration from magazines – caught his attention – 1987 he was 17
  • Matt Mchvwan – stark – minimal – unusual images
  • photo poche – entry point into history of photographers work
  • inspiration behind his work – taking ideas from other photographer – on original ideas – but bring own style to the work
  • Lee freelander – contracted well – familiar now – seeing villages obscured by branches
  • To begin with he stayed within rules within photography – but then stated breaking the rules – the began to dissolve
  • John practice a lot to become a good photographer
  • paul Graham – documentary photographer one of the first documentary images in colour
  • slow down when looking at image and take you time
  • started working in studio – slowly got commission for magazines
  • want to find not the normal model wanted to disrupt the normal flow and use teens
  • August sanders – his portraits look like
  • the nee village – by John Spinks
  • Herbert read – the green child – told it would be useful to read – book showed him the way he took images and helped him finish his project (the new village)
  • George sure – painter  – but painting look like photographers
  • different people have different views on the worlds – even if they are right next to each other
  • the book – new village took 15 years to make

29/11/16

Professional practice

Toby Cobley Photography

  • Went to plymouth college of art
  • showing work when he was studying and now
  • Showing his personal and commercial work
  • photographic since age 12
  • Went to college at 30
  • Started his business in April 2005 when at PCA
  • Changed career went back to college
  • Landscapes photographer to begin with in first year
  • Then went to structured photography
  • teachers wanted him to come out of his comfort zone and take pictures of dark side/ the bathings
  • By doing this he changed his style
  • Looked at fine art seems with street photography
  • Old formal black and white images
  • Started experimenting with studio
  • Camera movements playing around with in 3 years
  • Documentary photography moved on to with film photography
  • Film photography slows your process down
  • his work base working
  • Commercial- assisting Trevor Burrows
  • Portraiture- assisting at venture portraits
  • Location/Property – SW screen
  • My freelance work- stating his business
  • Bursary work at PCAD
  • Wanted all his income to come from photography
  • family portraiture- building portable  studio in family house
  • Wedding – rural wedding photograhy
  • Commercial marketing photography
  • BIPP associateship
  • What is commercial photography to him?
  • creating images to promote organisation
  • understanding the brand messages establish and reinforced their brand
  • Editoral photography
  • Environmental photography
  • Public relations
  • Life style photography
  • Does work with national Trust
  • Interior
  • Medical and scientific photography
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health Care
  • Tourism
  • It is about what the client wants
  • Products on location
  • Build studio on locations
  • Ariel/ Drone photography
  • Stock photography
  • Personal projects/ the dark side
  • Interesting compositions
  • gritty images
  • Around union street
  • seaside
  • informal compositions

18/01/17

Editorial photography + The Publishing industry (Steve Pancroft)

  • Professional photographer for 15 years
  • First worked for BMX magazine
  • Extreem Sports photography – mostly on Location
  • Did a HND in photography
  • Love sports
  • Travled and wanted to document it
  • Need to get your foot in the door
  • Make connections
  • Moved from BMX magazine after changing of management
  • Started a free magazine (Albiuon)
  • Life magazine is a popular magazine about 1000,000,000 readers
  • Rankin+life magazine video
  • Life magazine show big moments in history by single photos to photo essay
  • Their need to be trust between the photographer and subject

24/01/17

Andy Whale

  • Andy Whale
  • Commercial photographer
  • studied at Bournemouth- all on film not digital
  • got a placement with still life photographer and was then job
  • Really likes the work of Richard Averdon
  • Been doing photography for around 30 years
  • Need to be good at lighting, composition and talking to people
  • Does film as well
  • Better to just go down one route
  • Did freelance photography working as a assistance such as Spencer Rowell- for 4 years
  • Done underwater photography
  • Lighting is very important
  • Look at adverting agencies
  • Not about then equipment
  • Make your photo your own
  • Do research into other photographers to get inspiration

07/03/17

Holly McGlynn

  • Does Editorial, fashion and campaigns photography
  • Started as a fine art photographer
  • Award winning fashion photographer
  • Works for companies such as Mulberry, Levis, Cosmopolitan etc
  • Career Lessons:
  • Treat your photography like a business
  • Marketing, accounting, pitching, sales, know your customer, Tailor your product accordingly
  • be absolutely relentless
  • Don’t compare yourself to other photographers
  • Network
  • Embrace failure
  • Say yes to opportunities- and they say no when you are in a position to do so
  • Create your own opportunities
  • be brave
  • 35 images in her portfolio- but should be 14 but to start out have about 5 to 10
  • Working with models:
  • Working with models is an intimate job, treat everyone with respect
  • Prepare and research
  • Freelance photography
  • Favourite company to shoot for Primark
  • Assist photographers to learn how to work and speak with models
  • Collaboration
  • Only as god as your team
  • Find a creative team that shares your vision and are nice to work with
  • Give everyone time to do their job
  • Shoot, shoot, shoot
  • Lighting
  • Can make or break a portfolio
  • Hire lighting and experiment
  • Look at other photographers work
  • It is your job to interpret ideas in novel ways
  • Your idea your currency
  • More important than technical abilities

14/03/17

Kirsty Smith

  • Sports wear and catwalk photographer
  • catwalk photographers are mostly men
  • Shoot lots of fashion weeks like Paris
  • No one gives you a wage to be a catwalk photographer
  • Worked for Harpers Bazaar – but is not payed for it
  • Assistance work long hours a long side photographers
  • Shoot a lot of skate board photography  and behind the scenes
  • Want to be a fashion photographer you need to assist
  • Good way to get into fashion photography is street style fashion photography
  • Under 10 and over 60 are the main money for fashion at the moment
  • Lots of different fashion photography jobs
  • Being able to talk about the product and the industry they are in it will intrigue them
  • You can’t just be a photographer you also have to know film and social media
  • Politics and how effects the fashion  photography industry

16/03/17

Ram Shergill

  • Works for lots of magazines such as Vogue, GQ etc for 20 years
  • Works for lots of the vogue magazine such as India, China, UK
  • Likes to bring narrative to his work
  • For his first project he used the street as his studio
  • (For the lecture with Ram Shergill I did not get any other notes as I was to busy listening to what he said. The lecture was very interesting and I learnt a lot about the world of fashion photography?

Lorna Commercial Photography

18/04/17

  • General Photographer
  • She fell into acting as a child
  • Then got some work as an assistant  for photographer who did head shots
  • Don’t be lazy with thinking you can sort it in photoshop
  • Assisted Charlie Wait
  • Landscape competition take a view
  • Learnt lot from assisting work
  • Decided to move away from assisting and setup studio in her living room to do head shots
  • Moved away from London to Devon
  • Then took lots of images of the area
  • Did an exhibition- sent lots of invites to people who could give her work
  • Lot of networking
  • Started a wedding photography business and did it for a good 10 years
  • Still does wedding photography but not as much as she did
  • Did family portraits
  • Started a business called Bang Wollop
  • But did not go well
  • It was very stressful
  • Wrote the complete guide to wedding photography + a book called the busy girls guide to photography
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