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Photography art galleries – the art of capturing the moments in time

Photography art galleries – the art of capturing the moments in time

True artists will tell you that you don’t take a photo, you make it. As any other form of art, a photography has its technical, “sterile” side, so as its sensitive, emotional and unsubstantial component. It demands developing of skills, knowledge, technics and using of quality equipment. But also, as any other form of art, there’s a deeper meaning andPhotographer Bill Cunningham shooting on the street in New York multilayered message in every good artistic photo. Photographing any scene is an ultimate attempt of capturing a passing moment in its deepest sense. A good photography should reflect a photographer’s observation of a world around him, expressing what he thinks and how he feels about what is being photographed. And finally, as any other form of art, it should use skilled combination of aesthetic, style, composition, objects, structures and all other components to create a picture that will disturb a viewer, intrigue him to think and feel about universal life themes and questions.

Although photography meets all standards of legitimateartistic form, it often faces prejudices of not being taken seriously enough and struggles to be accepted as fine art, along with classic painting. On the other hand, development of digital technology led to expansion of  technical capabilities of today’s photography equipment, opening a whole new chapter of modern, high quality photography.

 

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Despite the fact that photography still sometimes needs to fight its place in a world of classic art, many art galleries offer their facilities to photographers. Some of them feature exclusively 5b0f5e13e1e84129f6399ce0ec30063bfine art photography, others are open to experimental exhibitions and multimedial performances, and there are even art galleries providing photography courses and teaching programmes along with exhibitions. Themes and styles vary from vintage, made in an old fashioned way photos, to the modern contemporary art, photojournalism or fashion photography. Photography galleries often represent several artists at one exhibition, featuring one or two exhibitions per month. They are open to the audience during regular working hours of gallery. All of these art galleries also sell photography in all its forms and some of them help artists get in contact with local art dealers, art collectors or different non – profit photography organizations.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” applies to artistic photography without saying. And if you recall that every snapshot is an attempt to capture one unique passing moment and express its beauty, an emotion and a meaning to a viewer, just imagine how many stories, mixed into a great experience, you get to carry out of the gallery, when you spend an hour or two walking down the halls and absorbing these “captured moments” and their stories collected on the walls around you.

Photography art galleries give the opportunity to photographers to show their work, reach the audience through everything they’ve expressed in their photos, get the live feedback reaction from viewers and perhaps even sell some of their works. At the same time, visitors get the chance to wander through the gallery’s rooms, enjoy, learn, get familiar with the art of photography and also be inspired by artists of all kind and everything they’veexpressed using a camera and a photo as a medium to communicate.

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Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Art Galleries, Photography |

Entering the world of the art galleries

Entering the world of the art galleries

A photography can be just– a photography. It can also be a pure peace of art. Between millions of amateurs taking snapshots of their vacations, kids and pets and fine art photographers with great reputation, there’s a whole world of commercial photographers. While earning and paying bills by wedding shootings, many of them continue to make personal collections of photos, expressing their artistic talent and unique ideas. Many of them actually wish to take their photography to a higher level.

Partial solution is to make an online profile and publish artwork on a website, but nothing beats real, classic art gallery exhibition.maxresdefault

Stepping out of the comfort zone of commercial photography market into capricious world of pure art can be frightening sometimes. Fine art gallery business is exactly what it says – a combination of art and business, an intersection of artistic expressions, viewers’ critiques and the ultimate cost – benefit calculations.

All the doubts are usually summed up into: “How do I even step into any decent art gallery? And what if nobody likes my work?”

The truth is that galleries usually don’t want to take financial risks and they’d rather feature something guaranteed to be sold successfully. Fortunately, there are some advices you can follow in order to make a good, professional approach and get yourself a well prepared collection of photographs. These tips lower your chances of being turned down.

Don’t be to harsh on yourself, but apply some rational self observation when evaluating your work. Be honest. You need to have something unique and meaningful to say and show. You should have an entire series of photographs преузимањеcentered around any subject or style that you’ve studied thoroughly enough. Produce set of photos related to one another and carefully select a final set of images that work well together. The better you tell your story with artwork, the more interested audience is going to be.

The overall color of the photos matters. So does the color of the frames. Keep in mind that frames should focus the eye on the photography, thus pick adequate color of the frame to make a contrast with a photo.

Once you’ve polished your collection of photographs, get yourself some marketing material. Show you’re a professional by creating representative portfolio, elegant and creative website, business card and an artist statement that describes your work and puts that photo collection into some context.

Choose wisely the art gallery you will contact first. There are numerous different galleries and group shows and you galleryshould get to know the market, conditions and offers before reaching out for a particular gallery. A local young gallery is a good place to start. You get to see how people will respond to your work before you spread your working field. Plus, gaining some experience in smaller galleries is a smart move before you give a shot with some more established one.

Personal approach is the best way to appeal to a gallery. Find out their submission requirements and meet their standards as precisely as you can.

Once you get their green light to exhibit your artwork, make sure your presentation is as good as your photos. Visit the facilities of the gallery and adapt your collection according to the properties of the given space. the-exhibition-view-1Pay attention to how people react to your art, so you can adjust your work a bit if needed further on. Be professional, kind, available and don’t push the line when setting a price. Keep in mind you’re a beginner, but trust the magic of new beginnings nevertheless.

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