Are we inches away?
The world of photography is changing every second. I went to the local book store, which by the way there only a few out there, to pick up a book that I was looking for, and decided to make the run at the magazine stand. I picked up a few of the how to make better pictures magazines to see what was new in them. I was totally surprised since I have not looked at them in over four years. The first thing that I noticed was that they are all about Photoshop now.
Has the photography world just forgotten about how to make a great image in the camera? Is it all about just getting something in the camera and then fixing it afterwards? I know for a fact that this would not work for me on many ways. One, a lot of my clients want the images within seconds of you taking them. Some images are posted instantly to websites without no color correction, no cropping, and no removal of spots or anything else, so I ask myself why are they not teaching the fundamentals in these magazines.
The next time you get a chance to look at the world of magazines, check for yourself how things are changing. Keep clicking away until then!
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About Kent SmithKent Smith is an award-winning director/photographer who started as a photographer capturing images of some of the most prestigious people and companies in the world. He had long been a fan of cinema and decided to pursue the moving pictures to his arsenal. The first feature film that Kent directed, The Last Passport, went on to win Best Director and Best Actor at the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis. He decided to work around as many film projects as possible to gain knowledge of the business side as well as learn from the very best directors, writers, and producers. This path has set him on a course to work on some of the best tv shows including three seasons on Homeland, and two seasons on Outcast and two seasons on Mr. Mercedes. He has also worked on many different feature films including Max, Tusk, Racing Dreams and American Animals. He has worked with some incredible talent over the years including Claire Danes, Barack Obama, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Brendan Gleeson, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Evan Peters, Patrick Fugit, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, and Haley Joel Osment. Kent has worked for Showtime, HBO, Under Armour, Shell, Electrolux, Bank of America, Pepsi, Food Lion, and many more. He is currently working on two features of his own at this time. www.kentsmithphotos.com
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