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Social Media Experiment

I mostly use Facebook as a way of sharing my images to the public i believe it is an easy and really productive way of sharing my photos and receiving feedback of what people like / dislike as well as it is one of the main social media sites being used at the moment.

Although using Facebook has it’s advantages in advertising of my images the downfall is that although it is used by the general public, it is not a great stepping stone when it comes to displaying images to people who are directly involved in the industry which is a must when displaying our work hoping for critique. 

i feel most things that are posted using Facebook are always met with positive feedback where using a social media site for professionals int he industry such as Behance, 500 pixels or  a personal blog / website is a perfect way of connecting with professionals and receiving the feedback we need to strive to become better at our art.

Although I think that using a social network sites that are being used by the masses is a great way of getting your name and work in the spotlight as as creating future business prospects.


The first image i uploaded was of un upturned boat /water scene.

The feedbacki received was all positive focusing on my work and that people are enjoying seeing my work.


“this is a beautiful shot Cxxxx” 

“Awesome, Love your work”

“Keep it up, love seeing what you do”


The second image i uploaded was a part of an album i created when i was photographing a hens night.

Although there were alot of photos so not one specific image got an influx of comments most were liked and the album received very positive comments, showing that people have seen and enjoyed my work and also i have been asked if my images could be used on the website of the wedding planner.


“Awesome photos Courtney!!”

“These Are SOOOOO good Courtney Thank you!!”

“Amazing work”



Moral Rights and Copyright

  1. As a working professional photographer you have noticed that someone has used one of your images on their blog. They have not credited you for being the original photographer, but have not said that they are the photographer either. It is just a personal blog showing interesting photographs from around the world.
    If you are the creator of an image, you need to recognised for your work, regardless of what i’s purpose is on this particular blog, there is all sorts of copyright laws that are being breached and the photographer is more then in their right to sue for liability.


  1. As a wedding photographer you notice that at the local shopping centre one of your images in the window of a “QuickPrint” printing shop. After talking to the shop owner, he tells you that a couple came in and got some enlargements done and agreed to let the shop owner display one of the images in the shop window. 

Photos that have been paid for (on commission) first and foremost belong to the owner, as they have paid for the rights to the image and the use of the images in whatever why they choose.

The owner of the QuickPrint is more then in their rights to display the image as they have had verbal confirmation from the owner of the photos.

The photographer therefore has no copyright/ownership of the photos, unless stated in a previous contract.


  1. As a working advertising photographer you take an image of a building and cityscape for a regular client. You agree on usage and a price. It is agreed that the image can only be used for 12 months and printed up to A3 for brochure, internal marketing and on their website and not to be used overseas. Six months later you notice that your image is being used on the side of a tram, covering the entire tram. Once you start investigating this you notice that your image is also being used for advertising in international magazines.  

The client has breached the agreement.

The use of the images on the tram and in the international magazine is a clear breach of the agreement, there was a set agreement that is clearly set out and agreed upon by two parties which has now been broken. The best way to avoid this situation is to always have written a written and signed contract, this will reduce the risk of copyright fraud and will mean there will be less of a chance of one party breaching this agreement. 

Authenticity and Validity

Elise Wright (1917) – Francis and the fairies.

Taken in 1917, this image is of Francis Griffiths, with what is made out to be fairies.

Later to be confirmed as cardboard cutouts but this caused quite a stir in the media and it became a challenge to professionals to determine the authenticity of the images captured by the young cousins.


The Loch-ness Monster is a well known myth of a mythical animal living in a scottish loch, throughout history there has been much debate as to wether this creature exists.


In Photography there is a point where we should try and create a real photo, using photo manipulation can be quite an ordeal if we a trying to portray they image as “real”. The implications of creating a “fake” photo can be detrimental to a photographer career as well as upsetting the public and creating a stir.

Terry Barrett



Descriptive Photography.

A descriptive image, that tells a story and evokes emotion.  A Descriptive photograph is only used to describe something and provides no other use.Image


David Campbell – The Starving child as a Symbolic Marker


Explanatory Photography. 

Are images that help to understand something that is hard to see without using a camera. This image helps the veiwer in learning that 4 horses hooves left the ground at the same time. This was realised through the capturing of the image, 


 Eadweard Muybridge’s ‘ Galloping Horse 1878′

Interpretive Photography.

Images that are not scientifically accurate but tend to be more subjective in their delivery. The image shows the scene but focuses mainly on viewer interpretation.


Roman Sakovich – How Drug Abuse Affects The Body 


Ethically Evaluative Photography.

This is an image that makes an ethical judgment. The image can either have a positive or negative view on a particular aspect in society.





Aesthetically Evaluative Photography.

Is a beautiful subject captured in a beautiful way. landscapes and still life images are aesthetically evaluative images, their main focus is on the beauty of the subject. 


Simon Beedle – landscape


Theoretical Photography.

Images that observe art or the creating. of art


Taylor Wood –

Activity 5 – Memorable Images

The images i have chosen are all very famous and well-known images to the general public and artists alike.

I chose these images as i believe they all have a very strong presence about them.

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch is a moody yet interesting piece of artwork, it has a certain roughness to the image that leaves me thinking about it, the harshness of the red in the sky to the dark browns in the bottom of the picture really contrast each other nicely and when i think of the image although its not a focal point in colour the person in the front “screaming” really does jump out and burns the image in your head.


In a similar why the image of Freddie Mercury (Queen) holding the Union Jack is a symbol of pride of his heritage and of his homeland.

This images is memorable to me in the contrast of the darkness of the background stage, to the white of his pants, these elements make the red in the flag pop.


The U.S army recruitment advertisements are so widely recognizable in the fact that if we see them, without even delving further into the image we know that it is an advertisement for the U.S Army. 

The simple image of Uncle Sam pointing and the words “I Want You” are so significant and     is very targeted to the audience, it singles out the viewer and has a sense of patriotism.









Meaningful Questions I Could Ask A Photographer About Their Work

1: When did you first pick up a camera and how did this make you feel?

2: What most influences your work?

3: What are your fundamentals to success? (what makes you a good artist)

4: Who is your greatest influence/inspiration?

5: How do you want your work portrayed?

6: What makes your work unique?

Lansdcape Final image

Lansdcape Final image