×

Survey: State of Mirrorless according to /r/photography by femio in photography

[–]frostickle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like owning one of each. I used to use both a Panasonic GX1 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1.

I prefer to have a bigger camera for professional event stuff (even going so far as putting a battery grip & flash on top), and a smaller camera for every day use & travel.

I like being able to use all my lenses on both cameras. And it's important to have a back-up body when doing paid work.

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get into a group exhibition first, I'd love to have an /r/photography group exhibition but since we're such an international audience... it would be really hard to do in a fair way (e.g. if it was run in Australia, that'd be great for me but most other people wouldn't be able to go see it), but I have a few ideas.

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Artsy version: Image

Everyone has different cones and rods in their eyes. Even identical twins with the same DNA will diverge during development. We all see a slightly different shade of blue, a slightly different shade of pink.

Nobody’s experience is exactly the same as anyone else’s, but that shouldn’t stop us trying to understand each other. We should seek out opportunities to see the world from someone else’s perspective. Movies, books, songs, photographs. Art helps us understand see the world through another person’s eyes.

Even when we stand side by side, shoulder to shoulder.

We still see slightly different skylines.

We still live in Parallel Horizons.


Photographer version:

Almost every photo has a horizon in it (except for some of my drone stuff lol), and we're always editing and cropping and adjusting colours. So it really does feel like I'm changing world as I work with an image. Is this the way I see the world? Is this the way you see the world?

I really loved the RAW Contest, because it was so interesting to see everyone's different takes on the same image.

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TAP Gallery is easy to get into. It’s run by artists, for artists. Lesley was sick of other galleries rejecting her so she started her own, that anyone can use, no matter how much experience you have.

You don’t need to have any reputation or hype about your work. You just need to help her pay the rent for the week, and she’ll help you get your work up :)

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I approached them, and paid $595 for the gallery space for a week. Which is quite reasonable because that’s how much rent in that area costs per week.

They provided volunteers to help run the exhibition 12-6pm every day, even on public holidays and weekends. And they helped me put up the works, repaint the room. Drill nails in everything, etc.

My place did not feel like a money grab, it felt like an artist’s collective helping each other out.

Galleries need to make money somehow. Rent needs to be paid. Some are lucky enough to get government grants, etc. so can be cheaper. Or if your work is really good, maybe someone else will pay for it to be shown. Maybe you can win a competition and have your work put up? But then they’ll probably want something in exchange, e.g. a bigger commission when the work is sold. (My place was taking a 25% commission which is very reasonable. A 40-50% commission is a big commission, but also reasonable if they’re footing the rest of the bill).

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok, so, I displayed the photos in 24x36 inch frames. Glass, with real wood and foam core on the back. This are $60 each

I used framing mats to fit all the different size photos to the same size frame. This makes the whole exhibition just a bit more professional looking. Those are $20 each.

The prints themselves were as big as my printer would let me have them before the pixels got too obvious. Usually around 18x24 but some were the full 24x36. Prints cost about $120-160.

Then charged me about $200 for a medium format film photo to be printed to 18x18.

These are all Australian dollars and I used Vision Image Lab for the prints and Sydney Art And Framing Supplies for the frames.

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Is this due to /r/Photography getting boring, or a photographer’s personal growth?

When you’re new, all that stuff is interesting. But after a while, you’ll have seen it all, and there isn’t that much fresh content coming out.

That’s why I ran the RAW Contests and things that could give more lasting appeal and interactivity. I’d love to build the community more and do group exhibitions or something, but I haven’t had time for reddit lately… thank you /u/clondon for running the print exchange!!!

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, you can just pin the photos to the wall, or use bulldog clips, etc. but I don’t recommend this because the photos can be easily damaged by people sneezing or whatever.

I got paint splashed on a few of my photos because the gallery I used hosts painting parties after hours. Luckily I was easily able to scrape the paint off the glass.

The photos would have been ruined if I just pinned them.

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m a bioinformatician by training, I work at a hospital, turning genetic sequencing data into lab reports :)

I want to do more research in future and eventually get a PhD (by publication, while working) but I haven’t published for 3 years now. I’m kind of content building this current software, it’s really useful and a lot of hospitals and research institutes need it. There aren’t really any good ways to manage lab reports for genetic tests yet, because it’s such new tech.

Hi! I'm David Ma, I ran /r/photography for a few years when I was at university and had spare time. Then I got a real job and had no free time 😢 Thankfully, having a job means I could fund my photography habit and I've just had my first solo photography exhibition AMA!!! by frostickle in photography

[–]frostickle[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I answered “no” to this… but it’s possible that after doing so much photography, it’s just become part of my subconscious and maybe it’s just part of who I am now.

I don’t need to actively think about photography to notice good light and rush for my backpack to pull out my camera, which is almost always with me hahaha.

This changes everything! by tabinom in tumblr

[–]frostickle 30 points31 points  (0 children)

The character Edna Mode is female, but her voice actor is male (Brad Bird, also the director of The Incredibles).

Official Monthly Instagram Follow Thread! by almathden in photography

[–]frostickle[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

Be sure to follow @RedditPhotography and use the hashtag #RedditPhotography to be featured :)

Our moderators are curating photos from that hashtag to that account!