Welcome to Michael Ainscoe Photography.
This blog aims at being your comprehensive photography resource, whether you are just starting as a photographer or are experienced in photography, and whether you dabble in photography as a hobby or as a profession.
Photography is one of the most dynamic art forms and has managed to evolve with technology and remain relevant. From the box camera in the 1500s to colour photography, film developing and digital photography, the art and the equipment one can utilise to perform the art, constantly changes. In the new digital age, it has also become easier for people with a passion for photography to experiment in the art form and develop a hobby or a career.
In the same way that music records are seeing a resurgence in popularity, traditional film photography too is experiencing a recent growth in interest. Traditionalists love the art of using a film camera and developing the film in a traditional darkroom.
Modernists, on the other hand, have a range of new software at their disposal, allowing free reign of editing solutions to meet a variety of needs. The internet, social media, and online sharing platforms allow easy distribution of photography, as well as constructive criticism from potential fans or clients. We look at the pros and cons of both of these forms to help you find what best suits your needs.
The art form is also so diverse in that it allows the artist to capture various different subjects – as a photographer you can specialise in nature and animal photography, engagement and weddings, events, food and culinary photography, travel, the list is essentially endless.
Finding your niche in hardware and subject will help you grow and develop your skill and success as a photographer.
What You Will Find on This Blog
Undoubtedly the purpose of this blog is to help aspiring and established photographers to expand their knowledge of photography as a skill.
Some of the topics that you will find on this blog are:
- Photography as a pop culture icon;
- Famous photographers and what you can learn from them;
- How to find a photography course that suits you best;
- What type of photography and hardware you should utilise;
- How you can use the internet to improve your photography skills and sell your works; and
- How photography is a diverse art form that has a wider application than you may think.
In particular, this blog will help you implement your skills in practice. As an aspiring or amateur photographer, there may be certain legal and copyright issues that you may not be aware of. It can be vital that you understand your obligations in this regard before 1) photographing people, and 2) trying to monetise or sell your works.