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

Don't get everything in FOCUS always

Sometimes every beginner photographer try to shoot everything in Focus, means the photographer is more interested to capture  foreground, middle-ground, background in focus. But, following the same framing, same style might have bored to your viewers. Nothing new creative aspect for photographer. Now we have the technology that can help us to keep the main subject in the focus and rest can be out of focus. This techniques always help us to choose the main content of the subject and sometimes only the fraction of the subject 

All my readers must plan one day of shooting with wide-open aperture means f/2, f/4 maximum. please stop shooting  at f/7, f/9 or more etc on that day. You have to shoot only in wide open aperture technique. This technique will introduce you with hidden aspects of photography. It will help you to groom as better photographer. Let's have a look on the advantages of the wide open aperture shooting. 

Advantages of wide-open aperture 
  • Wide-open aperture will always gives you clean background, shallow depth of field and will add more neatness, sharpness to your photographs. 
  • This will gives you a fastest speed to capture only the subject in the focus. see above posted photograph of butterfly - Monarch.
  • When you try to capture everything in the focus then there is no control on the background and the foreground but wide-open aperture will give you fully control to capture clean background and foreground. 
  • This will give your more detailing of the subject, more creative point of view, better colours etc
  • Wide open aperture helps you to shoot wildlife, products and portrait too. But try to explore other photography genres. 

Aperture f/7, f/9 always works better when you have something great background, like buildings, layers of mountains, crowd of people, monument etc 

Conclusion - Your overall experience will let you know about the selection of aperture like when to shoot in wide-open aperture and narrow aperture. There is no hard and fast or final rule about wide open aperture is better for that specific photography genres. Choose your setting to shoot and compare yourself which works better for your photographs. 

Keep experimenting! Have wonderful and happy photography life to you all.

Photographer and Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam ( has captured above-posted photographs. Monarch Butterfly, INDIA


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