How Can One Be A Great Photographer?
Being a great photographer is not only about the skills you possess, the gear you have, or the amount of knowledge you encompass. It is about the ethics you need, to endure the art. Photography is an art form where you need to realize that beauty is in everything that it is for the eyes to see. And sometimes beyond.
Now let us look at some traits you can work upon to connect yourself better to the field of photography and become a great photographer.
Be Prompt in Execution:
Ambitions go high, but procrastination will block your way for new opportunities to come. It is one of the highest competitive fields in the market. You need to work on refining your passion, dedication, and ambition. At times overachieving is necessary.
If you are passionate about something your work shows. Push yourself a bit harder, strive a bit further and you will reach where you have to be. And bonus point, you do not need any extra course to reach up to heights. Many great photographers just started with a passion in their eyes and then bloomed away.
Grasp The Details:
“Small is beautiful, indeed.” Balancing out details like your idea is essential. Like the location of your shoot, subject, theory, caption, and composition is essential for you to stand ahead of your competitors. Highlighting the emotions you are feeling through your photographs requires you to be exceptionally oriented towards details. This is a skill all great photographers possess to become the best photographer they know themselves.
Details are the make-it-or-break-it element of your photograph. You need to know what you need to keep in your image and what you don’t as it affects the quality of your image.
Patience Creates Possibilities:
Art requires patience. Creativity comes around when you patiently invest in possibilities. Imagination is great, but living off in the world of imagination will never take you places. Opportunities come by with hardships, but they do come around. All you need till that time is patience to refine your skills.
If you feel your creativity blocks you from becoming a great photographer you can take up tutorials or courses online. It would not give a kick start on your skills, but it would give you some clarity.
In addition to this, a million photos are clicked to get that ‘one photo. The other days it would be lighting, someday your subject won’t stand up perfectly. To be a great photographer, you need to be patient first.
Adapt Street Smartness:
Street smartness, also known as business sense will come up in handy to sell your service. Work is never going to come to you. You will need to drive to work, indeed. For that, you will need to build a portfolio, which you can learn here.
Photography is more like a profession, than a hobby. You need to manage and plan accordingly. In short, to be a great photographer, you need to be your workforce. It requires you to be great with what you do and with people as well.
Possessing people skills can help you enlarge your network, obtain clients, and probably get some sponsors. When you are doing shoots with people, making them feel comfortable is more important than clicking a good shot. As you know, a picture speaks a million words!
Know The Facts:
Nobody is born to be a great photographer which is a fact. Apart from the above-mentioned intrapersonal skills, you need to accept reality and be practical. Choosing photography as a profession is way different from pursuing it as a hobby. Researching and keeping up with the trends is equally important.
Andy Warhol once said, “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people and things in it do.” And that is what we do. We make good into greater things, and memories into photographs you can always keep in your pockets!
Written By Simran Achantani, Content Writer, WPC