It’s no doubt that photographs are pretty amazing. Because of it, we had the opportunity to preserve history and memories. We can recall our first steps, how we crawl, cry and eat by just looking through old photographs. Moreover, through photography, we can have the chance to capture once in a lifetime moments such as graduations, weddings, and other occasions. We also use photographs to recall historical events such as the first steps on the moon, events during historic wars.
But do we really understand what photography is?
According to Mirriam-Webster English dictionary, “photography is the art of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as a film or an optical sensor)”. Another definition from oxford is that photography is the art of practice of taking and processing photographs”.
Is it too simple to understand? Photography is the art of capturing precious subjects. It can make an ordinary object look extraordinary and special. You can explore a lot of things with the use of one camera.
Capturing wonderful images are not merely the results of expensive and fancy cameras. Anyone who owns simple camera can take brilliant images. It will only depend on how passionate you are in taking pictures.
You only need these four things and traits to get an extraordinary and amazing image:
Passion and desire to take photographs
Photographs are graphic presentation. Again, it has the ability to make ordinary things look extraordinary. In order to do it, you have to be passionate and inspired in taking pictures.
Skills and Knowledge
Every professional photographer was once a beginner. They have a lot of stories to share related to their journey in being a photographer. They reached their goal to become a professional photographer because they have molded and developed their skills and knowledge. Having the right knowledge in photography will lead you to success in your career.
With photography, you can build wonderful connections with nature, environment and people. Being a photographer does not only mean owning an expensive camera and gears. It also gives us the chance to meet a lot of wonderful people in all classes.
Last but not the least; you can never be a photographer without owning a camera. However, in order to get good pictures, you have to explore everything on your camera. From the lens, physical features, down to its settings.