So you think you are a photographer, eh? Let me guess – you have a great SLR camera and you are proud of it. Though the only time you pull it out of your closet is when you’re about to go on a holiday. You dust that dirt off your camera, take some pictures of your trip, post them on Facebook or Flickr. And after a few days, neatly pack the camera and forget all about it until the next trip. Well, don’t feel bad if you do. This happens to most people. We love to take pictures, spend a neat sum on an SLR, but don’t seem to find time for photography in our day-to-day life, even though we spend hours surfing the Net or checking every update on Facebook or Twitter.
Now, why am I saying this to you? Because I have a suggestion if you really want to become a better photographer.
It’s really simple – set yourself a goal of taking at least one photograph every day. Shoot anything you want – abstracts, portraits, people – anything at all. But try to come up with something new. Do not be shy to carry your camera around. Keep it with you at all times, if possible. It’s your hobby, you love it, and you are doing it for yourself. So, be proud of what you do.
This habit has its fringe benefits.
For one, it would help you know your camera better. You would start paying more attention to lighting. You would be forced to experiment and come up with something new every day. You would discover your creativity. And you would find out what you are good at. Your strengths and also areas that need improvement. Keep uploading your photographs every day. And after a few months, you would notice, you have taught yourself a lot and have become a much better photographer. It’s not rocket science, so you learn everyday. Just don’t stop taking pictures. It is a simple step and it would help you.
As a parting thought, here’s my “photo of the day”. How would you have framed this?
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