Blog #177 Photato Premium Art Collection
I’m writing this blog post #177 on 26 March 2020. The world is in the middle of a massive a deadly pandemic. This is an every one hundred year occurrence and we’re living through the middle of it (or at least trying to). The economic reverberations have been felt across all sectors of society and across continents. It’s truly and amazing albeit scary as hell time.
Schools have been out in Hong Kong since January. Borders and travel have been barred. Events have been cancelled. Social distancing is the new normal, and they’re threatening to suspend liquor licences in the 8000+ bars and restaurants in our fair city. What does all of this have to do with art and photography? Everything.
Galleries, exhibits, museums, and even Art Basel Hong Kong has been postponed or even cancelled. For working commercial arts and photographers that count on that next “gig” perhaps to pay the rent, they might be dire straights. This is where the diversification of your skills can come to the rescue. As a professional photographer, you might shoot events what if that’s all you do, and the event(s) gets cancelled, then what? How about making some head shots or professional portraits? Why not sell some prints or framed prints. There are some many genres within our discipline that you can literally be busy all of the time.
The moral of the story here is that you should try to avoid painting yourself into a corner, professionally speaking. Cross train. Practice skills in multiple areas within your craft. I’ve been slowly but surely selling prints and frames. My framers post my work along with some other artists online.
You can browse these images in their Print Lab.
The light is always right.
*Images: © Limelight Limited
Where: Hong Kong & USA
Subject: Architecture & Landscapes
Gear: Leica Q2 Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. & Fujifilm Mirrorless X-Series