Meet Peter Pickering, a seasoned photographer with a lifetime of experience behind the lens. Peter began his photography journey in the 1960s and has since gained recognition in the industry for his skills and artistic vision. His work spans a variety of genres, including glamour, portrait, street photography and digital manipulations. Peter's unique eye for composition, creativity and attention to detail have earned him a reputation as a respected and skilled photographer. Whether he's capturing the beauty and essence of people in glamour and portrait photos, images of life and society in the hustle and bustle of city streets or digitally creating, Peter's photographs always tell a story.
THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE
Moments can happen in the blink of an eye: fleeting moments, lost in time but for the frame that captures that essence, that spark, that which is certainly worth a thousand words, or none at all. To identify those moments takes experience; to see beyond the beauty to the very quintessence of being.
A photographer with a passionate eye, Peter Pickering's work is dramatic tonal poetry captured with a unique artistic vision that strives to exceed even his own expectations of perfection.
Despite the potential challenges and changes that AI may bring to the photography industry, it's important to note that the creativity and artistic vision of photographers like Peter will always remain a vital element in the field, and that the true value of a photograph will always be in the story it tells and the emotions it evokes.
Peter Pickering's Facebook groups, "Street Photography, Cartier-Bresson Inspired" and "Street Photography - Urban Life in Colour," are dedicated to the art of street photography. The first group, "Street Photography, Cartier-Bresson Inspired," is purely for black and white photos and is a great resource for those who are interested in learning about the classic style of street photography popularised by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The group is dedicated to showcasing black and white photographs that capture the essence of everyday life in the streets. Members can share their own work, ask questions, and get feedback from other photographers.
On the other hand, the "Street Photography - Urban Life in Colour" group is a platform for photographers to share their colourful shots of urban life. It is a platform to showcase the vibrancy and energy of the city through photographs. The group is open to all levels of photographers, from amateur to professional. Members can share their work, ask questions, and get feedback from other photographers.
Both groups are highly active with over 250,000 members and 1.5 million views per month. This level of engagement is a testament to the success of the groups and the passion that Peter has for teaching others about street photography. Peter's passion for street photography and his dedication to teaching others through these groups makes them a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about and honing their skills in street photography.
If you want to join the groups, you can find them here:
AI & PHOTOGRAPHY
AI-created art, or a blend of photography and AI, will have a significant impact on traditional photography. One way is by challenging traditional notions of what constitutes art. AI-generated images are often indistinguishable from those created by photographers, raising questions about the role of the artist and the nature of creativity.
Another way AI-created art is impacting traditional photography is by expanding the possibilities of what can be created. For example, AI-powered image generation algorithms can create images that are highly realistic and photo-realistic, or that are highly stylised, abstract or surreal. This expands the range of artistic expression and visual language available to photographers.
Overall, AI-created art is challenging traditional notions of art and photography, expanding the possibilities of what can be created, and changing the way we interact with photographs. While some photographers may be concerned about the rise of AI-created art, many, such as Peter Pickering, see it as an opportunity to push the boundaries of the medium and create new and exciting artworks.