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Real Photographers by Chocolatier-Mihael Real Photographers by Chocolatier-Mihael
Okay, so there seems to be this little problem nowadays where everyone thinks they're a photographer. The problem is: these "photographers" are showcasing poorly shot images, using terrible lighting, having myspace angles. Yeah, photography this does not make, kids. You can enjoy taking your pictures all you want, but it's not really too artistic.

Photographers actually set up an image in order for it to be aesthetically pleasing. There's a lot of work behind getting that perfect shot.

Hobbyist photographers, while they may not take everything into consideration, still use at least composition, lighting, and exposure.

If anyone cares to know what the faster frames say its:
composition, lighting, line, value, shape, form, space, texture, contrast, colour, movement, emphasis, pattern, proportion, unity, perspective, balance, exposure, quality.
These are factors taken into consideration when the photographer is behind a camera. They are the elements and principles of photography, along with a couple other miscellaneous points.

I, personally, want to get into the photography field, but I feel as though I'm not going to be taken seriously due to my age and the various "photographers" in my age bracket that really don't pay too much mind to how things are set up. It's depressing really.

So I decided to make this stamp for my own personal use as there were no other ones that I could find with this sort of message. I hope you guys can find use for it, as well. :)

Oh, and if anyone goes to look for my photography to see if I have the right to say this and only finds crappy snapshots, that's because this isn't my photo account. XD It's *Mih43l.


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Hours taken to compile this: +10


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queen-arianna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Photographer
i love you so much, thank you for posting this!! <3
Kurosantchi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it does. All people who take photos are photographers. All people who draw are artists.
Chocolatier-Mihael Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
No it doesn't, and no they're not. The word photographer has connotations to it, and those connotations are professional in nature. This means that a photographer is a person who can, and often does, make money with their trade. A person who exclusively takes selfies and terribly executed snapshots does not fall under this category, and thus are not photographers. They could be considered hobbyists, though, I suppose. The artist issue is a different topic entirely as the word "artist" does not carry the same expectations.
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Photographer
As a student photographer, I thank you for this stamp. It's so very true. :)
FluffyUnicorn96 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with everything in this stamp! I'm not very good at photography right now, I'll admit that, since all the pictures I take right now are pretty amature looking. But I'm really wanting it to be my career some day, and my family all tell me I have a natural talent for it. I'm going to technology school next year to learn photography as well. So, I may not know everything about photography now, but i keep my fingers crossed for the future. :)
MissLoony Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you sooo much for this stamp!:huggle:
Snowstorm-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure whether I am good at making pictures .... D:
Eccetra Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It irritates me so much when I see cellphone photos of shirtless teenage girls on here...
This is an ART site.
There is nothing ARTISTIC about your poorly-lit breast & duckface combo.
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sigh. I try really hard with what I have, camera wise.. Canon Powershot - some number I forgot... And I try to take decent pics.. Lighting? I don't use lighting! I take pictures outside :la:
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I agree.
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