I’ve been telling people for a while now that we don’t take photos here at Gotham, we make them! But what does that actually mean? A lot of people think that just because you have an expensive camera you can call yourself a photographer, but if that were true than every one who owns an expensive knife will call themselves a chef. And we all know that’s not true. If you own a Ferrari, are you a race car driver? What if you own some stocks? Does that make you an investment advisor?
On more than one occasion we’ve been asked to “just bang off a few shots” and anyone who says that knows absolutely nothing on how impactful content is created. Keyword is CREATED. If you’ve worked with a photographer in the past that said “ya, I can just go for a walk with my camera and bang these out for you” then I’ve got news for you, they’re not a photographer.
Whether you are a photographer or a cinematographer, if you’re good then you use light to tell your story. The film noir period in Hollywood was famous for using light to tell stories, only light. And that’s the key to making a great photo. Using light and composition is key. Here at Gotham Studios, we do that. That being said, if you don’t need something special, or you’re expecting us to “just bang them out” for you, then you’ve come to the wrong place. Here at Gotham we are Content Creators ready to produce your next piece, just don’t tell us it doesn’t need to be special or we’ll send you home ;)