Photographers’ blog gives a brief insight into Photography and Production within the Creative Industries by Exploring the World Through the Lens, Creativity & AI: Your Hub for Photography News, Gear Reviews, Tutorials, and a Vibrant Community of Passionate Photographers.
Silvergumtype is a platform for photographers and creatives to showcase their work, including articles, a selection of real-life behind-the-scenes photography moments, and an increasing selection of photography articles for a photographer and others to enjoy. I am James Nader, a UK Fashion, Advertising and Portrait Photographer. This is my blog/magazine, where I share my work and creative process.
Arnúlfur, is a photographer, and video creator from Iceland, and a full-time content creator who produces content daily for his personal brand: That Icelandic Guy.
A YouTube Sensation who has a vibrant personality which comes alive on his Channel – We have a little chat all about what he is up to right now.
How I Built a Successful Branded Photography Business
If you’re passionate about photography and looking to level up your career, this is the video for you. Discover how I turned my love for photography into a successful business, partnering with high-value clients and crafting a unique brand along the way. Starting as a humble student with a focus on street photography.
Starting a photography business from home is a dream for many. The prospect of turning a passion into a profitable enterprise is an alluring one, and it is an idea that is often romanticized. However, the reality is that starting a photography business from home requires hard work, dedication, and a lot of planning.
Illustrators and graphical freelancers have been doing okay until recently, whilst photographers have generally struggled to compete with the online phenomenon. It’s switched, and illustrators and painters are the creatives now facing the threat of little or no work.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Adobe Lightroom Mobile, covering the app’s features, editing tools, techniques, and workflow optimization. The lessons are structured to ensure that the student fully grasps the material and can apply the knowledge effectively. by James Nader
Attention photographers! Dive deep into the artistry of black-and-white imagery with the explosive new course from James Nader. Ever wondered how to turn vibrant colours into breathtaking monochrome? Witness the magic unfold using Adobe Lightroom. Unravel the mysteries of the iconic Zone system for both digital and film. Crafted with precision, this course is loaded with 12+ exhilarating videos, revealing trade secrets and cutting-edge techniques. Don’t just edit; transform and captivate with each shot. Elevate your craft. Ignite your passion. Master the monochrome.
An elevator pitch is a conversation between you and another person when they ask what you do. Not necessarily in a lift or elevator! To visualise this the best way, imagine you are in a lift travelling between floors and the person next to you asks the question. How would you answer, we tell you more about selling yourself between floors!
Can you make money in Fashion Photography? I get asked this question so many times. It’s a tricky answer which a few years ago was really simple to answer. With the explosion of social media, especially Instagram and TikTok, Photographers, find it increasingly difficult to find work out there.
Wedding photography can be seen as a demanding and high-pressure field, and its reputation might sometimes cause some photographers to shy away from it. However, the notion that it requires a lesser skill set is a misconception. Here are a few reasons why some photographers might shy away from wedding photography:
In this Photographers Cheat Sheet- We’ll cover everything from lighting and composition to posing and editing. Learn how to utilize natural light to enhance your subject’s features, master the art of posing to flatter your model, and discover the best editing techniques to bring out the true essence of your portraits.
For me, there are many reasons not to give out any raw files unless my usage or buyouts cover this, and to be honest, this is a rarity these days. I can safely say that I have only done this once and for a big high street company for whom I had previously shot the campaign and was paid. It was for one just image, and they paid handsomely for the file
Unleash your photography potential with a versatile lighting setups for portraits and location fashion photography. Expand your repertoire, capture dynamic images, and boost confidence with these unique techniques. Elevate your photography with captivating lighting arrangements.
My name “That Icelandic Guy” has its own backstory. My real name, Arnúlfur Hákonarson, is an ancient Icelandic name, challenging for non-native Icelandic speakers. For a long time, my channel’s name mirrored my own, but I pondered, “If someone enjoys my content, would they remember or even pronounce my channel’s name?” Hence, “That Icelandic Guy”
The Best Ways To Utilise Adobe Express As A Photographer Photography can be an expensive and complicated endeavour, but it doesn’t have to be. Adobe Express is a budget-friendly alternative…
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Editorial fashion photography can be similar to lifestyle photography and will often include aspirational content. This type of photography can convey a message about a product or a brand, provide…
If you’re a photographer looking to boost your business, you understand that marketing is as crucial as a well-composed shot. Many photographers, especially when busy, neglect marketing, not realizing its long-term benefits. In this blog post, we’ve curated 15 game-changing marketing strategies tailored for photographers.
This article Supplied by Wedio collaboration There are several things you need to pay attention to when creating videos for social media. The purpose of this guide is to provide…
Achieving a successful balance between artistic vision and financial savvy is essential for the photographic industry. If you combine your passion for the business of photography with sound business judgment, you may develop a long-lasting, fulfilling profession.
What struck me most about Havana, apart from its visual beauty, was the warmth and friendliness of its people. The locals were incredibly welcoming and open to having their pictures…
How to become a successful Wedding photographer for beginners is not merely about taking pictures; it’s about capturing the heart and soul of the event, documenting the timeless moments that paint the narrative of love, joy, and celebration.
I felt a real adrenaline rush in the darkroom once more. I immersed the film in the developer, agitating it gently, watching as the images materialised on the film strip;…
Starting a Photography Business Finally, marketing oneself and one’s business is crucial to success. Sharing a website on social media and using advertising services is an excellent way to put oneself out there.
I have started to use the insta360 x3 and as a photographer, of course, I am always interested in camera tech, and sometimes a little piece of tech catches my eye. One such camera is the Insta360 X3. The more I build my YouTube channel and social media channels.
The rise of AI art and the emergence of tools like Midjourney have enabled artists to explore new frontiers in creativity, unleashing the power of artificial intelligence to produce stunning and innovative works that challenge traditional notions of art.
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Best Prompts for Midjourney V5 for realistic people and portrait renders which give photographers a run for their money
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The creative concept While the former will depend on your unique creative vision, there are a few tried-and-true rules to follow for capturing your subject in the most beautiful way…
I learned that working with models can be tricky, and tiring, but super rewarding if you do it right. Depending on the type of photograph you’re trying to do. These…
These few examples of lighting involve using only one effective light source. Of course, you can add others if you like, and some of my later posts will show how…
RAW files contain uncompressed and unprocessed image data, allowing photographers to capture practically every detail they see in their viewfinder. The RAW file format stores the largest amount of detail…
STORIES FROM OUR VAULT
To receive the famous 100-year-old Telegram from the Queen and famous in the UK for reaching the ripe old age of 100 years is a rare opportunity for some and people are lucky enough to reach this grand age which is a landmark for them. Jack Brown my grandfather was one of these lucky few.
Interesting how the baron Skeletal tree has more artistic merit than the fully blossomed tree at the bottom of the Journal. Singularity and painterly. I found or find this tree inspirational and happened to document a month’s growth into full bloom. I noticed more in Lockdown.
TECH CRUNCH - MY LITTLE BIT OF TECH
This little section is an infant right now but over time I will begin to feature items of kit and Items I find interesting in the photography tech arena. Not RSS content but the gear I like even if I don’t already have it in my kit arsenal.
The Insta360 X3 is a camera that has revolutionized how we think about capturing video. I recently purchased one to add to my collection of cameras and the 360 camera. For the price it really adds a dynamic new way of showcasing your shoots and YouTube Vlogging
The Shure MV7 is a lovely piece of kit. I purchased this really for my mobile podcasting which is just a thought but also for my YouTube channel to produce quality sound. I used it in this Podcast with “That Icelandic Guy”, who interviewed me for his own podcast.
This little light has 3 Color Mode Adjustable: The camera photo light provides 50 white light beads and 50 warm light beads, with colour temperatures 2500K-6500K. Warm light, Natural light and Cold light. This can all be adjusted by the small flywheel on the top corner.
I get direct emails regularly, often every week, especially at the end of term two in year three. The requests are from graduates or assistants who wish to assist me and then tag on their CV when reaching out to me. It’s perfectly ok to ask like this, but for me, it’s so crucial that you suggest in your message exactly how you can help and assist the Photographer.
Presenting your work to a potential client is essential to winning business, however more and more presentations are online and although having a website is excellent, sharing your work in this way can be a great asset. They can download and retain the information and even share it with others in their team.
A while ago, just after leaving my agency to pursue my photography career, work was not always as it is now. Yes, I too, started working from the bottom up and had to take what was going on in the early days. I worked for 7 episodes of the infamous TV show called How to Look Good Naked and worked alongside host Gok Wan. Follow the link to see more.
Photographers should add Video Directing and Produce to their portfolio for sure. Now is the right time to add to your portfolio the ability to direct, shoot and edit video for yourself or even for brands, after all. I leapt into the deep end by shooting 6 TV shorts for presenter, actor, and E – Entertainment Host, Fletcher Cowan. You can, too, by learning the ropes right now. See more of the story.
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