You can go to school, learn concepts and theories, and do very well as a student. But there are some things that you won't learn in school about being a photographer and a creative. Because of this, you'll most often be learning as you go, and trying to adapt to the ever changing environment.
We talked to nine creative professionals about what they learned.
According to Gizmodo, hipsters "sort through the detritus of pop culture, appropriate what they find appealing in its quirkiness, cultivating an aesthetic that considers all, but allows surprisingly little. To be hipster is to hate." Indeed, there are photographer hipsters as well. Here's a list of some of their most common characteristics.
Vik Orenstein is a master portrait photographer who describes herself as a "mom with a camera". She says, "The mom part inspires the artistic part and the photographic part."
This longtime BetterPhoto instructor is also the author of a new book, The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business. Best yet, Vik loves to share her creative vision and her professional insights.
Digital technology has profoundly changed the way we create and experience photography. No one knows that better than the artist John Paul Caponigro, who combines his background in painting with traditional and alternative photographic processes. Exhibited internationally, his work has been purchased by numerous private and public collections. Caponigro's primary focus is the natural world, and many viewers find his work deeply spiritual. B&H sat down with Caponigro recently for this exclusive interview.
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