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

Not to shoot monument, WHY?


I hope, you all must be having a famous monument in your cities, town, countries etc. This monument must be the centre of attraction for the foreign tourist and these monuments earn good profit for the government and share the historical information to the next generation. These monuments also attract beginner and hobbyist photographer too. This photography's experiment also improves your level of photography. But when to say NO For Monument Photography. This article is about those eye-opening points of monument photography. 

The monuments are too old and also maintain by the govt's rules and regulation and the govt spent lots of money to maintain all those monuments. But in spite of those expenditures sometimes Govt fails to maintain the historical heritage, most of the monument are dying every day and nobody is there to take this call to maintain these monuments at a better level for the current and next generation. 

Here, I would like to recommend to you all, if anybody of you having a plan to shoot the monument, must go through this article and follow some important tips to save your time, energy and photoshoot. 

Let's discuss the few important tips when you should say No to shoot monuments. 

  • Must pre-visit the location to recce 
  • Must observe that is there any broken walls, broken plasters, mix-match of the wall's colour etc
  • Is there any broken window's glasses
  • Is there proper maintenance of greenery, trees, plants etc
  • Please must check the paint of the walls
  • Please must check the light condition if you have to shoot in night
  • Check if the fountains of the mountain really work.
  • Repairing work must not be going on otherwise you will be disturbed by the labours and may find lots of construction raw materials here and there. 
  • The monument must be neat and clean even roof, floor etc.
I know It is difficult to check each and everything for a perfect photoshoot but If you are looking for better photographs then you will have to take this pain in advance and I am sure this pain is better than that spoiling your photographs. Otherwise the moment you sit for post-processing and you feel to scrap your entire photographs. because sometimes you do not even observe the broken things but when you view the photographs on the big screen then your camera will reveal all the scary secrets of the photoshoot. 

I have gone through this phase, when I spent all the day to cover monument but when start post-processing than I really wanted to kill myself for shooting pathetic photographs. It is better when you found any monument which is not maintained at all then Not shooting those monuments is a blessing. See the above-posted images (top) you may find the problem with the photographs. 

Keep experiment, Have wonderful and happy photography life to you all. 

Photographer and Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam (www.prasenjeetgautam.com) have captured the above image. INDIA






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