A Gazillion messages flooding in with people asking for the photographs you took the other day? Tired of telling people it takes time to send everyone their selected photos? Then you are definitely going to relate to all the things mentioned below as you float in your photographic boat of life as a cameraman!
BY Ryan McGuire
1.When your friends and colleagues upload the images you shot on SOCIAL MEDIA after dozens of filters and showcased their maestro editing skills! (pun intended)
Whatever happened to authentic original photographs that are basic and beautiful! Sometimes these editing applications and filters make me realise that film cameras were much much better where you point at a frame, shoot and be happy in whatever raw form it came out to be.
You click an eccentric aesthetic portrait and Voila! The next moment it is up on every platform with Valencia and VSCO C1 plastered over it
THE PHOTO WE GIVE YOU VS THE PHOTO YOU UPLOAD
2.Speaking of social media any photo bug out there who sighs after facebook kills the wow factor!
JUST WHY? Why does facebook hate us so much? Large MBs to few KBs in moments destroying the clarity and the degree of perfection of the photograph! It not only is de-motivating for the photographer but also for the viewers! They are stepping up their game slowly but till then all one can do is wait!
3.When a new person you meet tells you the “photography is easy because the camera does all the work!”
That moment of silent cursing you have with yourself when people say anyone can click good photos with a good camera! To all the people out there a good photographer can click beautiful frames with a bad camera but it does not work the other way around!
By Ryan McGuire
4.When people you know automatically assume you will cover their events for free!
If you are ready to rent places, pay for the food you eat, for the decorations you are getting and for the gifts for the visitors, isn’t it obvious you should think of photography as a rendered service which involves time and energy?
BY Mali- PEXELS
5.When people compliment your pictures in person and then forget to give credit while using it!
It’s not that photographers are dying to be mentioned but we actually feel good when our work gets featured by someone else and we get some appreciation for the same.(Read: Common Sense)
BY LUCAS PIERRO
6.When you sit in weird positions to get that perfect shot while others think you are being stupid!
“Are you Crazy?” is a question our ears are immune to. When was the last time you were crouching down, lying and bending across tree branches and river banks to get the perfect angle you were looking for? We start getting judged even before our work is complete!
BY Ryan McGuire
7.When you curse yourself for not bringing your camera because you found an amazing frame!
Whether you are simply walking down the footpath or you are on a date, there just cannot be such a moment that you have not experienced! The more you think about it the more you repent and fantasising about the picture that could be clicked makes it all the more difficult!
8.Competing in crowded events with all the cell phonographers!
New age smartphones are bringing in world class camera quality at cheap prices. Concerts, paparazzi, exhibitions are flooded with people shooting with their phones. It is not something bad but it is a challenge to get a picture with hundreds of hands in front of the lens!
9.Never really having great photos of us!
When was the last time you had your candid pictures clicked? Most probably the answer would be that you do not remember. We, photographers probably belong to one of the most selfless professions in the world! You are welcome.
10.When you start photography page and people think you are just another wannabe with a fancy camera!
No, it is not funny and yes I take it very seriously – us explaining the point behind creating our photography page to every third person we meet. I might have got my DSLR yesterday or ages ago it does not matter when and it is my wish to run a page and that’s how it shall be! (Tightens tie knot)
BY Ryan McGuire
Written by Shraddha Ghosh for WorldPhotographersClub.com
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