$4 Million Photograph

mackguyver

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ajfotofilmagem said:
There will always be good singers, photographers, painters, but they achieve visibility amidst the ocean of garbage trying to steal our attention?
Is it any coincidence that the most successful photographers are the ones that are the best at marketing their work?

Here's an interesting take on this from someone with perspective (Interview with Steve McCurry of the Afghan Girl fame):

Q: When talking about change, many photographers allude to the fact that we're all inundated with images now thanks to Instagram and the web in general. Have you seen a change in the way we interact with photos because of that?

A: People are taking many more photos now, but we have always been inundated with pictures. 40 or 50 years ago we would have magazines and newspapers, but now there's Instagram, the Internet and all of that. It's an evolution.

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mackguyver said:
ajfotofilmagem said:
There will always be good singers, photographers, painters, but they achieve visibility amidst the ocean of garbage trying to steal our attention?
Is it any coincidence that the most successful photographers are the ones that are the best at marketing their work?
Here's an interesting take on this from someone with perspective (Interview with Steve McCurry of the Afghan Girl fame):
Q: When talking about change, many photographers allude to the fact that we're all inundated with images now thanks to Instagram and the web in general. Have you seen a change in the way we interact with photos because of that?
A: People are taking many more photos now, but we have always been inundated with pictures. 40 or 50 years ago we would have magazines and newspapers, but now there's Instagram, the Internet and all of that. It's an evolution.
Guess I'll have to hire a marketing specialist from Lady Gaga, vertir me raw meat and other crazy things to be a rich photographer.
 

CarlTN

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The only accessible way to make money in photography is to do weddings, or to do product photography, and to a lesser degree portrait, school, or event photography. And even then, there are plenty of others who are doing the same thing, competing for your customer. Certainly there are a few who have had long careers and made the big time in fashion photography, or for National Geographic or similar...or in the "photo art" world. But I have a hard time believing someone today can start along a similar path and ever arrive at similar notoriety after a few years. Digital has cheapened it but also made it too easy to do quality work. Not that I would want to change that, it's just that it's kind of like going to Alaska to look for a wife or something. Too many men...!! I think that, rather than trying to become a successful landscape photographer, a more realistic goal for myself, is to become the next President of the United States...:D
 

anthonyd

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almeida100 said:


Sure, the top half is a bit busy, but for just 1 million you can clone it out yourself.
This is an unmistakable masterpiece. Please post your bank account, I would like to wire you a million dollars. :)
 

unfocused

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CarlTN said:
...I think that, rather than trying to become a successful landscape photographer, a more realistic goal for myself, is to become the next President of the United States...:D
At least, that position becomes vacant every 4-8 years. Landscape photographers are still competing against Ansel Adams and the guy's been dead for 30 years.
 

CarlTN

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unfocused said:
CarlTN said:
...I think that, rather than trying to become a successful landscape photographer, a more realistic goal for myself, is to become the next President of the United States...:D
At least, that position becomes vacant every 4-8 years. Landscape photographers are still competing against Ansel Adams and the guy's been dead for 30 years.
Indeed, and the person who paid $4 million for the image that started this thread, would probably say "Ansel...who?"