17 May 2009

What it takes to become a good photographer?

What it takes to become a good photographer? I think many people who owned a camera would like to know the answer and how they can become a good photographer. Becoming a good photographer may not necessary have to be a professional photographer. In order to be good photographer, you just need to know how to produce good photos that tell a story your way.

All this can only be possible if there is great passion for the subject. Passion drives motivation and hence drives inspiration and success. Don’t expect to become a good photographer overnight by just reading some books. That will never happen. Practice, endurance, problem solving, keep learning, humble enough to ask, sharing of opinion, all this are keys to becoming a good photographer.

To start with, of cause is that you need a decently good camera that is able to capture every moment according to your requirement. Once you have the lenses and equipment that allows you to compose composition according to your requirement, next thing you need is PRACTICE.

PRACTICE make perfect. Do not expect your first attempt to be a prefect short; this usually does not happen even though you have all the knowledge on your hand. That is why practice is important. From practice you will learn and learn and improve. Having the endurance to go though this process is crucial and never give up even though failure is more then success.

LEARN FORM OTHER. Sharing of knowledge and opinion is important cause each individual has its own way of doing things. Is not wrong to mimic what other is doing as long as you can do it with your own taste.

JOINT A GROUP. It is more fun to have a group of friends, which have the same interest. Joint them for any photo-shooting outing. It make the hobby much more enjoyable and interesting. Being a photographer need to constantly look for subject to photograph and doing it alone is never easy and can be quite stressful sometime.

SHARE YOUR WORK. Willing to share what you have done to your friends and other. With the convenience of the Internet, it is much more easy to share what you have created to other. Most importantly is able to accept critics as positive critics can help you learn and improve.

RIGHT TECHNIQUE. Every photo shooting require certain kind of technique, slow shutter or fast shutter speed, big or small aperture, flash or no flash? This are just basic information that all photographer got to know on hand. To become a good photographer is to use all this elements to your advantage. Therefore investing some amount of time to understand the technicality of a digital camera is important.

The above are just some simple thing that can help you to become a good photographer. End of the day is how much passion you have in photography that counts. Most professional photographer started their journey from their love and passion in photography.

2 Snaps:

NIX74 you have a great blog! You wrote me on my blog, tomographyblog.com, about MRI and CT scanners. Could you send me some pictures of insides of these scanners? I have been looking for such images for such a long time!
Please let me know!
Andras Szekely

andra, give me your email, I'll email to you

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