MAKE ART NOT WAR…

My passion for art continues as I am continually inspired by artists who express themselves through all mediums.

Photography
Painting
Music
Film
Digital Media
Graphic Design
Industrial Art

Keep up your passion, be inspired, and fellow artists continue to always support each other.

Great minds think alike.

Rethinking Life

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Art Gallery Submissions: How to Prepare and What to Send

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The Practical Art World

So, you’ve decided that you want to submit your artwork to a gallery. Fantastic! Although it can seem like a daunting task, creating a professional and complete submission to send to galleries is a huge step in getting your artwork “out there” and progressing your artistic career.

Before you even begin gathering and preparing your materials for submission, you should make a decisive plan to streamline your effort and decide which galleries you want to submit to. I have written a post to help you with just that– please read Which Gallery Should I Submit To?

Once you have decided which galleries you want to submit to, take this most important step for each:

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“The Day it was Quiet”- My Inadvertent Photo Series

Hello Everyone,

About two weeks ago, I was downtown in Tucson, AZ taking some street portraits of strangers.

Eventually, you will see some of those pictures.  Not today.

Today, I want to talk about how I ended up with these particular images instead and decided I liked these more than any of my portraits.

It was a Monday around 9 am.  Usually, in most cities, this is not a time of peace and quite in any downtown.  That is simply not the case in this Southwestern city.  As I walked with my camera hanging around my neck, I realized there was ABSOLUTELY NOBODY outside.

So me being me, I got bored looking for humans.

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I started to deviate from the couple of main streets that make up what is considered downtown Tucson and wandered off exploring down some smaller streets.  This is when I started to become fascinated by these small details in Tucson architecture that suddenly were popping out at me left and right.

There were red windows, rust colored walls, green doors, purple and blue house shutters, rugged bricks and brilliant splashes of white all over the place.  I was seeing textures, colors and patterns everywhere I looked.

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I work downtown as a bartender, and I can honestly say I have walked around this area over a hundred times in the past year, yet never have I noticed all of the amazing things there were to take pictures of.

Why was I seeing it all so vividly on that day?  Before I knew it, I had taken over 300 pictures, completely engrossed in what I was doing and nearly two hours had flown by.

In the meantime, I had of course stumbled onto a few people who had been willing to pose for a quick portrait but honestly, those pictures are a side note of that day for me.

My real success in my opinion was not the reason I had come downtown, but the images I walked away with that had nothing to do with Portraiture.

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I took every single one of these photos plus many more on this exact day.  The thing I remember so clear about it was that it was so quiet and empty outside that day that I could hear my own thoughts.  It was incredibly beautiful out, a perfect Southern Arizona fall day.  I could hear every click of my shutter (one of my favorite sounds in the world).

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So as usual I learned a few things about myself.  I take better, more composed pictures when I am engrossed, alone and in silence without any time constraints.  The reason for this I think is because I was having FUN doing this.  Peaceful fun.  Also, I was able to control and restrict my framing a lot more than when I am working with people.

I also learned – and this is the big one – that if your creative focus shifts subjects on a particular day, into a particular mood; then go with it!

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If you are drawn to something as an artist, follow that instinct and forget TIME.

The end result will always speak for itself, to whoever comes close enough to hear and listen.

I Should Probably Introduce Myself

Hello world at large

My name is Belinda (B.B. Rebel) and I am currently a photography student at an art school completing my Bachelor’s Degree.  I am also in the process of starting my small photography business, B.B. Rebel Photography.

I have started this blog in order to entertain my fellow artists, friends, and whoever else might take the time to follow this because pretty much everything about photography is a passion to me.  Another purpose I hope to accomplish from this blog is to generate discussions, feedback, inspiration, motivation, and education on the topics related to photography.

I will be sharing projects with you, telling you of my failures and what I might deem as a success (feel free to disagree and tell me so-you don’t even need to be polite), sharing stories of equipment failure and me wanting to pull my hair out, articles that will educate us or entertain us, tips and tricks with editing software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, lots of other talented artists and photographers from both the past and present and their work and the inspirational qualities it may have, and last but NOT least – my own personal opinions and view regarding all of this stuff.

I hope you enjoy this blog, learn some things with me, and when you hate what I have to say I would love if you tell me!  The same goes for when you agree with something or like a topic or post…

Until next time….

B. B. Rebel