YOU ARE JUST ONE PICTURE AWAY

ALL YOU NEED IS ONE IMAGE
That ONE picture will change everything you see and shoot and in a fraction of a second you become a photographer you always dreamt of being.
Yes, this a fact, you just need that one picture to be clicked by you which will transform you and your photography to the next level. The moment this image is captured by you, you understand every bit of photography, you suddenly learn what to click, how to click, how to see and how to make your photograph just not a photograph but a piece of art which is loved by everyone who sees it (almost everyone)

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After this moment, you start seeing things differently, you start seeing images everywhere around you, you start to see light so differently, you become some other person all of a sudden.
You start wondering how the same old camera and same old you with same old eyes is producing all new images with so much of impact.
This is no magic this is no trick this is no supernatural power too.
This has happened to all those photographers who are now well established and are doing great images which we all love and get inspired by, and this will and can happen to you too.
But the catch here is this will only happen if you love what you are doing and this love for photography has to be real crazy stuff… you need to live it day in and night out you need to be in it and on top of that you don’t need to leave it in between when you are not doing good.
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This one great picture will sure happen but for that you need to keep clicking and clicking and clicking not like crazy but like a crazy lover…who is ready to understand what he/she is doing; who need to face mistakes who need to go beyond limits.
This one great image which is the game changer will have to be shot by you and only you. No teacher no mentor no photo walks or talks will produce this image but you. These all may become a medium for you to reach there but it will have to come from within you.
The rule is simple, don’t stop and give up. When you feel that you are not getting there that’s when you need to go out again and try more.
This image is stored deep inside you somewhere in your head and to bring that out all you need to do is keep shooting.

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It will never ever pop out by just reading the best of the photography books, or by seeing the works of great photographers and attending talks and workshops only.
The only technique to bring this one image out of your head is to shoot, shoot as much as you can.
If you do what you are doing with 100 percent of yourself given to it, if you keep your eyes open, open to see what wrong or right you are doing, with your mind and heart always ready to learn and absorb and if you love not to give up at any cost, you will sure soon get that ONE IMAGE which will change you into a photographer you always wanted to be.

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So get up friends and go out and shoot a lot without ever giving up and let that ONE GAME CHANGER IMAGE COME OUT FROM YOU AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER :
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PHOTOGRAPHERS KILLED

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS  KILLED

The best and the easiest way to become a photographer is to buy the best and latest camera and then attended the best photo workshop in town. The aim is to reach on top in just few “DAYS”. Everyone is looking for a shortcut to make it big. Everyone is living with the illusion of being creative.

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The Big Question

Is photography just as easy as it looks from distance?

In past year or so I have witnessed an overgrowing trend of attending photography workshops by almost 80 to 90 percent of the so called passionate photographers.

They have almost everything for what it takes to be a great and established photographer, all that they are missing is a “PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP”.

One fine day they make up their mind and they are ready to take a plunge into this great workshop being conducted by the best of the photographer with amazing work under his/her belt.

They register, pay money and are excited to return back, being transformed into a great photographer. They have already started to dream of great images they will be able to capture by the end of this photo workshop.

The Other Side Of Story:

The fact is very bitter for what happens after these workshops.

  1. 98% of the people who were at least doing some sort of photography on their own before attending these workshops suddenly stops doing photography. They just disappear from the scene of photography totally.
  2. 98% of the mentors who conduct these workshops have never attended any workshops themselves, they have reached this far on their own. They learned the art of photography not in few days but it took them years to reach where they have reached.
  3. A workshop of few days overloads these new photographers with so much of facts tips and knowledge by the mentors which they themselves accumulated and learned slowly and gradually spread over years. This immense bombardment of sudden knowledge poured in the heads of these newcomers, shatters them and their dreams by the end of these workshop.
  4. They return back with utter confusions and low confidence and suddenly they see themselves as nothing when they start comparing themselves with their mentors and the knowledge they possess. It’s now they realize that it’s not a matter of few days to reach where they want to reach. It’s now they understand that photography is not about owning that camera they bought. It’s at this point they realize what passion actually means.
  5. Now they take the easy way out because it all started with becoming a photographer in the shortest span of time. There is no shortcut to reach where you want to reach. The best shortcut is to quit and this is what I see happening, People join these workshops and 98% of them quit photography and they disappear from the scene.

The Lesson

  1. There is no shortcut to learn photography.
  2. Photography Workshops helps filter weak and unfocused photographers.
  3. Photography Workshops can’t transform you in few days to be a great photographer.
  4. Understand the meaning of passion.
  5. Slow and steady learning will take you there, you can’t become a photographer overnight.
  6. Not all photographers who quit photography after these workshops were bad, weak or unfocussed, it’s simply that they were overloaded with tons of information in a short span of time during these workshops which confused and demotivated them instead of taking them further towards their passion.

QUESTIONS

Are photography workshops killing new photographers?

Are workshops just filtering weak photographers?

Are workshops designed to motivate and guide newcomers?

Are workshops the only way out?

Are workshops just meant for polishing your skills?

Are workshops producing great photographers?

Are workshops imparting too much information?

Is Business of photography workshops overtaking the intention of imparting knowledge?

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RIP

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