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  • Life as a Professional Photographer

    "Brian Reilly, Professional Photographer" Damn I love saying that!
    How's the saying go? "Find something you love and you'll never work a day in your life"
    There's a lot of truth to that but lets be serious, it's not an easy life or a life that everyone is cut out for...but it is my life...LIFE OF REILLY
    If you have a passion for photography, if you have an appreciation for life, if you love your family and you value your friendships, if you're interested in learning and making plenty of mistakes along the way..... then we're gonna get on on like a house on fire.
    I'm going to do my best to keep it real; Share my successes and my failures on the road to mastering my craft and living life to the fullest.

Artistic or Trendy?

If you were to sit down and review a stack of images…. Wait a minute, who prints images any more? Actually, I do… but that’s a totally different post. I digress. Let’s start again.
If you were to grab your iPad and review various photographers websites or online portfolios, assuming you were a student of the craft or A part-time photog, you’d notice that most images could be put into groupings or virtual piles of like images. I don’t mean groups like: Portraits and Landscapes. I’m referring to styles or trends that seem to spread like the latest fashion trends across internet to the point of over saturation (no pun intended) ie: lens flare, tilt shift (miniatures), over saturations, muted color, textured, etc….
In my opinion this recent realization can be attributed to the age of information sharing and the ever growing popularity of Photoshop. I don’t think many people would argue that both phenomena have been major contributors in the photography world but are either or both having any negative effects? What do you think?

Lens Flare – There’s no denying that we’re seeing more and more images like these. Are they Artistic or Trendy? Your call.

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