Art Photography

Why Changing Your Style Could Improve Your Photography

A combination of perfect portfolios and consistent Instagram posts gives our work a style that gives our clients and followers a strong sense of who we are. However, is there a danger that sticking to a certain style can be restrictive?

In this short video, Matt Day explores our tendency as photographers not to step out of our “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to shooting, fearing that by straying too far from what we know how to photograph might be uncomfortable. Is it because we are afraid of taking a risk, perhaps worried about undermining the image of ourselves that we have carefully constructed and present to the world through our photography? Or maybe it’s just a fear of failure, that experimenting with new ideas strays too far from what we’ve built our success upon.

I can relate to Day as, like thousands of photographers around the

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‘God created me to do photography’

Ever since he received his first camera, David Pickett knew he was meant to be a photographer. 

Pickett, a Shallotte native, was given his first camera when he was in the seventh grade; since then, he has continued to grow more and more passionate about capturing the world through his lens. 

“My work is designed to touch the spirit and soul from an uplifting standpoint,” said Pickett. “If I don’t feel that spirit or doesn’t feel that it could touch someone in an uplifting manner, just maybe, I don’t capture the shot.” 

Even as a photographer of color, Pickett said he makes art for everyone. 

“I never defined myself as a Black photographer, I just defined myself as a photographer,” Pickett said. “I appeal to all nations, all people.”

One of Pickett’s favorite shots is one he called “Lady Fishing,” which he caught on a whim. 

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February’s virtual First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock promises variety of art, music



logo: This piece, by Dario Buscheli of Houston, is part of the exhibit in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts' John F. Lott Gallery. The current body of work by artist Bucheli "gives material form through the medium of painting by looking at photographic documentation of paintings on the internet."


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This piece, by Dario Buscheli of Houston, is part of the exhibit in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts’ John F. Lott Gallery. The current body of work by artist Bucheli “gives material form through the medium of painting by looking at photographic documentation of paintings on the internet.”

February’s First Friday Art Trail is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and will be virtual on Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Art’s social media and Texas Tech Public Media’s YouTube Channel at https://tv.kttz.org/virtual

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art event. Featuring a variety of art centers, museums, galleries and businesses, First Friday Art Trail offers an ever-changing array of art exhibits in all media. In-person First Friday Art Trails are canceled until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone can participate virtually by emailing [email protected] or by posting

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Meet Lawrence Jackson, the Photographer Chronicling Kamala Harris’s Historic Vice-Presidency + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, January 21.

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Disgraced Socialite Fêted With Two Museums – The local government of Cuenca, Spain, has financed the creation of two spaces to showcase the collection of the financier and Cuban-American art collector Roberto Polo. Officials have been noticeably quiet, however, about Polo’s shady past, which includes a prison term following his embroilment in a $130 million art-fraud lawsuit. The Spanish government has agreed to insure the collection and provide the exhibition space and an annual budget in return for a 15-year loan of nearly 450 works from Polo’s modern and contemporary art trove. (New York Times)

Vogue Releases Special Inauguration Edition Harris Cover – Following backlash over the cover image of its February issue, Vogue announced

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