A member from our social tech group “Suzi” had organised an interview with a famour photographer in manchester named: Jamie Robinson. Jamie is based in a stunning building in Deansgate; Manchester. The building is named John Rylands Library. Below is an image of the place, it has been taken from the internet just to show what it look slike.
In the group we had to come up with a few questions to ask Jamie; seen as we couldnt all attend the interview as we had commitments; therefore Suzi had to contact us all so we could make up some questions to ask the photogropher. The questions we came up with are:
1)Does photography help or hinder your socialising?
2)Did you find that social media helped to promote your recent exhibition in New York?
3)Do u think social media in photography is important in Manchester?
4)What are the benefits as photographer of attending social media events?
5)How important is socializing with other photographers to you as an individual?
The answers are in the video that i will upload in a few hours once we have gained permission from Jamie.
Well Social Media is not just around us. Its all over the world, Anyone can access a Social Networking Site from any part of the world at any time they like. The great advantage of this is that we can share and communicate with any one around the world with a few clicks & social media is always expanding. In my opinion it will continue to expand. The fact that social media is so spread out, people can see what is going on around the world and NOT only their local area. This brings a lot of advantages, not only personal related but also business related advantages.
So how would this relate in to photography? well photography is only a part of it, you take a picture, you share it on a social website i.e. your WordPress Blog, and you get people viewing it from all around the world. (international). In the same way people use things like QR codes, Twitter to advertise, Facebook pages, Blogs and so on that are eligible to be viewed from all over the world.
Well were can i start, Photography links in with social media and social media links in with photography quiet well; so an amazing topic to talk about! Social media has photography embedded within it and photography has social media embedded inside it, when i say photography i don’t mean professionally taken photographs with a profesional DSLR camera. Any photos weather taken on a mobile or a digital camera can be put in this field. To start with; photography enchances and is a great addd on to social media. Why? well if we take a look at all the social media related websites out there i.e. typical examples: Facebook, twitter, Blogger, and so on; photos pay a crucial part in these. Without photos these social media interactions would be pretty dull don’t you think?.
Nowadays it has become so easy to take photos at our fingertips and post them on to the net with a click of a button and in some cases even tag people and locate your current location in them. A great example is Facebook; seen as it has expanded rapidly mobile platforms have developed Facebook apps just for individual phones. So all you do it take a snap, open Facebook, upload the picture, tag it and and a location on the go; all done within a matter of seconds. This does not only make life easy but makes socialising & sharing easy too; wherever you are whenever you like. Could we imagine Facebook without the photo functionality? not being able to have a profile picture & not being able to have albums of photos? i can’t . So overall photography pays a big role within the social media out there!
Recently i have become more interested in photography myself, i enjoy doing it and i enjoy editing images that i take; it is amazing what you can actually do with images to make them look different. Below are some photos i took recently at Media City UK. I am soon thinking of creating a separate, Facebook and a blogger Photography account just to showcase some of my photos and work A twitter one has recently been created. Look below for more information.
Many people use photography to share and advertise their business and it creates a large affect and is a great advantage to their business. In my personal opinion photos explain & describe more than works do in a much easier and time efficient way. A lot of photographers use Social Media/Networking to advertise their work, it also add’s to your professionalism and people have more trust in your business as they can view your work online. Look forward to my separate Social Networking/Media accounts to show case some photography! Below Is a twitter one i have recently created and started to upload some of my work/photographs.
Manchester is a popular city, not as popular and busy as london however busy enough! In manchester we have lots of different tourist attractions and great places to visit. Up to 99% of these are related to social media. Social media pays a big part in any city not just manchester; The main ones i can think of right now are; Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler but I am more than certain that there is zoo many more. It has many different uses from advertising events to meeting new people. As i type in manchester in google images, the results are quiet amazing. the first thing that catches your eyes is the bright red Manchester United football team and its logo; scattered around with other great places of interest within manchester. Check out the screen shot below.
One of my favourite places of Manchester is Media City UK, that is based in Salford Quays, Manchester. BBC are based here and it is a great place to visit, especially in the summer when the sun is out. Below is a picture that i had taken at Media City UK. (Photo Taken on a camera and then effects were added using Adobe Photoshop)
I have been interested in photography for quiet a while, and recently invested into a new DSLR, look out for more posts coming soon with some great images.
From taking part in the BBC Archive project i have definitely improved and gained new skills, it was a great project to work with, and it was quiet challenging given the fact that we only had a certain amount of content that we could use in order to complete the project. Everyone has come up with great videos as an output. These types of projects make you think creatively and i came up with so many good ideas and things that we could put into our video, they ranged from different types of effects to mixing up different parts of different video clips to produce one clip. The project gave me a good chance to explore the software in further detail too. (Adobe Premier) And i enjoyed using it to edit the videos i found it easy to use. One of the good functions that it has embedded within it is; that it allows you to edit the sound elements of your video in external software and in this case the external software was also a part for Adobe. (Adobe Auditions)
The project involved great team work, a bit like group operations in an employment company where one group of staff do one part of the production, the other do something else and another do something else to complete the process. A typical example is, car manufacturing, one sector of people doing the spray job, another putting the doors on, another putting the engine in and so on to put the whole car together into one complete object. In the same way we decided within the group who would do what part of the video production and split up the tasks equally. In this case i was the video editor, Amber was the content researcher, Samir Sanghani was the sound controller and Suzi Zobair was the Photographer & Content gatherer. This was we got the work done more efficiently as we all had skills in the areas we took part in.
Over all i think we did a great job however it could have been a bit better. If we had access to more content it would have helped a lot; for instance we were searching for content that we could have used but could not find it in the places we were allocated to use for content, this made a few things quiet hard, as we had come up with good ideas but were unable to implement them.
I think BBC Should introduce more of these types of projects and possibly advertise them some where so we could take part in them weather in a group or individually it would be fun and good to see what kinds of productions people come up with.
Right now we have just finished producing & editing the video for the BBC Archive project. so far so good. There were no big issues that we faced apart from the fact that i had second thoughts with the group about how we would get the message across with the content provided; however we stuck to the original plan/idea and got on with it. We just have a few more minor tasks to carry out on the video and there are simply to: render the video, equalise the sound levels so they are consistant all the way through to a set volume level, add final effects where necessary and the finally export the video using a relevant format to be then uploaded on to you tube.