Personality of a photographer?

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

FOREGROUND in the Photography

While shooting, we tend to forget the empty space, dull content which appears before the subject. It is the photographer's nature that everybody ignores the magic of the foreground. But I tell you that foreground carries a weightage as equal to the background or other important content in the photographs. One thing I would like to mention that complete photographs cover foreground, middle ground and background. See the above-posted photograph which covers the sand, lake and small rocks along with people photographing. 

We have so many contents that convert a simple photograph into a stunning photograph. While this conversion foreground plays a major role in the photograph that we must understand while shooting. 

Let us discuss this foreground element and how we can shoot better photographs by adding a foreground element. 

Notice or observation- When you are planning to shoot travel, street and other photography genres then the first job is to notice the foreground or any place, trees, landmark, monument etc which occurs before your focusing subject. Before pressing the shutter button, you must previsualize the shot. How the final photographs will land up.

Ignorance- The worst thing is ignorance when you capture the image and ignore the foreground to add in the image and you realize when you post-process the image and found unwanted foreground is attached to the image. That's a pathetic condition sometimes. We never notice the foreground that adding magic or spoiling the image? Never ever ignore the foreground. 

Enhance senses - Always remembers adding foreground in the image increase the scale of senses because you pull your viewers' eye on the foreground content. See the below-posted image, Where I have added round shape construction, gallery as a foreground to the image, I pulled the viewer's eye on it. By adding the smallest thing as foreground can create a big difference. 

Conclusion- We always discuss the background, subject, and other important content in photography but always forget the foreground content which is not justified at all. One must understand the value of the foreground before pressing the shutter button and must try to add its best. 

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

Photographer and blogger Prasenjeet Gautam ( has captured the above images. INDIA


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