“Photography” vs “photography”: A Big Difference
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“Photography” vs “photography”: A Big Difference

There’s a thought in our industry that gives me stress at times: especially when I go into meetings with manufacturers who try to push the idea of someone buying a camera and not at all pushing the idea of what they can do with light, lenses, a system and how to be an actual creative. Something that I often talk about on this website is the idea of “photography” vs “Photography.” To quickly recap, lowercase p refers to casual photos being taken such as what people share on Snapchat, the biggest accounts on Instagram, etc. They’re very personal and self-serving. Capital P refers to creating with the intent of doing something artistic. It too can be self-serving; but generally when you create art you do it to show it off. This is true of any art format. But the idea of Big P vs little p will help to define us as photographers in the coming years. Photographers (notice the use of big P) will have to survive and make potential clients understand that Uncle Bob, their son, their friend or someone else really possibly can’t do a better job than they can because you’re doing more than pressing […]

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