Personality of a photographer?

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I have always faced this question " What personality traits do photographers have" Beginners often keep asking this question like what makes the photographer different from other people, what kind of attitude he must carry on.   According to me, every photographer creates a different known space in the world of photography by adding his creatives, different thoughts, a different aspect etc.  "Photographers need to be artistic, meaningful communication through his photographs, original creative ideas and all he expresses his true expression. He is well able to influence others"  A few important things need to be followed by all the photographers. He need not be conventional. Must work in a professional manner and convince others with his creative photographs Must respect his photography kit and always keep maintaining the kit because sometimes your maintained kit also express your passion.  He must pursue a good character and behave nicely, professionally. He mus

Photograph Must SPEAK.



All the photographers work only for the one common Interest/reason, that is none other than 'Photograph Must Speak' "Photographs must communicate so well" Being a photographer that is our only aim or duty to communicate the message through our photographs. I hope you all agree with this point of view. Few of my students, friends use to call me and wanna know only the camera setting, camera model,  which lens is good etc and never ask to capture meaningful images, But they are right also up to a certain extent because they are all beginners. 

Now the question is"How to capture the meaningful images" which help you create a message/story for your viewers through your stunning shots. 


Observation- Everything based on the observation like you observe the laugh, smile, anger, sports, human expression, sometimes no face but other body parts, vehicle, train, animals, pets, nature, natural, wild, monument, city etc there are endless subjects are existing surrounding you and your society. Your job is to observe them and capture to create the story and now your job is how to capture normal things into great images and that is your winning capabilities. Observation never starts only when you are carrying your camera along with you, being a photographer you are on job for 24x7 days. Expand your vision, train your eyes and thought process etc 


Spend some extra time- When you are going to shoot for street, travel, nature or any photography genres. Generate a habit to spend some time with the subject like light is perfect or not? is there an interesting subject/story? is there any unidentified texture/design/impression etc. This will help you shoot better and also create a good habit of patience.

Avoid Continuous shoot- The worst habit I have observed in so many photographers. To get one single shot they keep on pressing the shutter button and pressurise the shutter of the camera. Filled the memory card so fast and sometimes when they found an interesting subject till that no memory left in the memory card. This habit will only spoil your shoot. Avoid this, please.

Patience- The important key to capturing stunning shots and be humble, patient when you are in the public. Contribute to harmony always because it pays you. Never ever try to behave like a celebrity photographer because we are there to shoot not to impress the public. Sometime Egoism kicks back.

Keep experimenting, Have wonderful and happy photography to you all. 

Photographer & Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam (www.prasenjeetgautam.com) has captured above-posted photographs. INDIA

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