Photographers with Cameras

posted on 7th of september, 2009

As a photographer, I often wonder what other photographers look like, so I spent a little time looking through some of the pictures of photographers on Dreamstime. In many cases someone had taken a photograph of a photographer whilst the photographer herself/himself was taking a photograph.

This concept struck me as a little bizarre – did the photographer know they were being photographed? Had they taken the photograph of themselves as a working self-portrait? The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became so I decided to create a collection of photographs of photographers with their cameras.

As there are hundreds of pictures of photographers on Dreamstime there had to be some way of narrowing them down to create a collection. But what criteria should I apply to begin that process? I decided to include only pictures of “real” photographers, not models with cameras posing for a photographer.

Despite being ruthless the models made it in – some of the shots were just so compelling they had to be included. We must be a good looking lot as (glamour shots aside) it was quite hard at times to distinguish who was a “real” photographer and who was a model.
© Mira (Help)

I enjoyed creating the "Photographers with Cameras" collection – have a look as your self-portrait might be in it or your photograph of a photographer taking a photograph might be in it. I had fun trying to work out if the person in the photograph is a photographer or a model....can you tell?

Comments (4)

Posted by Joezachs on May 15, 2010
There is something very fascinating to click a photographer photographing.
And if it is taken without his knowledge, so much the better.
Posted by Melonstone on September 08, 2009
Thanks Wildmac - I didn't add a link to the collection as I couldn't find any info on how to do it - like you, I was worried I'd mess it up!

Hi Mani - like you, I've noticed increased traffic to my port since setting up my collections, but until I read your blog I hadn't actually made the connection....but I will definitely keep an eye on views this time around to see if there's a link (even though none of my pics are in the Photographers with Cameras collection).
Posted by Mani33 on September 07, 2009
Cool! The other side if the Camera :)
But I don't know how is this subject selling in Microstocks!
Let us see your results. Cheers ;)
Posted by Wildmac on September 07, 2009
Good idea! I'm hiding behind my camera in my profile (I wouldn't want to scare off any potential customers) heehee. You forgot to add a link to your collection in your blog. I'd add it for you, only I'm not too good at adding links without messing things up. Cheers :0)

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Photo credits: Yordan Rusev, Konstantin Sutyagin, Mira Janacek, Nejron, Patrick, Sparkia.

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