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

Way of the correction to the photographs?




When someone or your viewers, the client applause your photograph like OMG! what a great, stunning photograph you have captured, you are a great photographer. A proud moment for all of us. It feels so good, awesome, happy, encouraging, motivating etc. I have a habit to ask for the testimonial if the client appreciates my work and he/she is fully satisfied with the work. 

Now let's talk about the opposite side of this situation when your photographs & shoot fails to impress your clients spacially, your viewers etc. What will be your reaction? We will be having these reaction mentioned below.
  • Maybe, your viewers have no knowledge of photography
  • Your friend has a habit of criticizing your photographs at all the time.
  • The client describes me the requirement as I shot but now the requirement is changed. It may happen. 
But top of this, You actually know very well where you went wrong in capturing the photograph, what was the mistakes in the photographs. Mentioning below the mistakes normally happen in the photographs.

Mistakes happen
  • Photograph is blurred
  • Out of focus
  • Camera Shake
  • Distracted background
  • Poor colour correction
  • Captured @ high ISO (500 or more)
  • Incorrect aperture setting
  • Grains/noise etc
  • Glare on the goggles, spectacles 
  • White balance
There are endless mistakes can happen in the photographs and few mistakes cannot be correct like a blur, out of focus, ISO, Aperture etc. In this case, your client can ask for the RE-SHOOT and I am telling you this re-shoot is the biggest pain in the photography career. Reshot may spoil your image in career too. Please shoot wisely.

Correction- We have amazing post-processing tools in photoshop which enable you to correct your image's mistakes like mentioned below but It requires your continuous practice and patience.
  • Colour correction
  • Spot removal
  • Resize/straightening the image
  • Cropping
  • Grains treatment
  • Adding saturation/vibrance to convert your photographs more appealing. 
  • White balance can be changed
  • Noise reduction etc
Pre-correction - We must be alert before shooting professionally, mentioning a few important tips below.
  • Check the camera's basic setting before planning to shoot, One of the important task to perform to avoid high ISO, Aperture setting, WB etc
  • Use a tripod to avoid camera shakes, out of focus, blurred etc
  • Always keep a close eye to check background unwanted content.
  • When the shoot is done then pack your camera with the same basic or standard settings.
  • Have a habit to keep all the photography's accessories neat and clean because this leaves an impression on your clients.  
  • Must have your client's requirement in WRITTEN so that there is no dispute when delivering the photographs. 
These are a few inputs, tips that help you to correct your mistakes and definitely uplift the improvements in your photographs. 

Keep experimenting and have a wonderful and happy photography life to you all.

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

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