I had to major realisations today about my future regarding photography (my hobby and part-time income) and marketing (my degree in progress and possible career) and how they are connected.
Firstly, I realised that fashion photography sells a product, clothes, a lifestyle or brand image. it is known as “commercial photography”, while the art side is what you do in your own time or with creative open briefs.
In that area of photography, it seems my the purpose photos on my computer, in print or online portfolio have main purposes… to attract other talented people to work with; an invitation so I can do more test shoots, or to get me hired (do more shoots and make me money). It lacks the part of art for the sake of art, or emotion, or creativity.
I guess I can ask someone to convey an emotion in an expression or pose, but…
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