24 Aug Through a Photographer’s Eye: Mike Bell
Source: Fujifilm X Blog
Welcome to the Third Series of Through a Photographer’s Eye. In this series, we continue to learn about Australian photographers and how they use X Series Cameras to photograph their world around them. Our third interview in Series Three is with Sydney’s North Beaches based photographer, Mike Bell.
Mike, commercial photography isn’t for everyone, so what made you choose the genre and how did you get started?
A couple of years ago I was made redundant. I worked for a large company doing photojournalism type photography for a magazine. Being a photographer & retoucher for so many years I wanted to continue my passion for my trade, and there wasn’t that much full-time work that incorporated this.
I decided to set up a retouching business, retouching professional wedding photographers images, but soon realised this wasn’t what I wanted. I began to notice the amount of building and construction that was going on around Sydney and decided to target this industry and started getting in touch with large companies to see if I could help out by photographing any of their completed jobs, fit outs or progress photography.
This then led me to get involved with event photography and corporate portraits etc. I had done a bit of wedding photography and wasn’t interested in getting involved in that
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