(I don't often publish guest articles but when this one came in I thought it might hold special interest for readers, so I'm posting it here in its entirety. Future submissions can be sent to me here for consideration.)
Photography Passion or a Craze
Nowadays, anybody who is in possession of a heavy weight, costly, big black camera claims that he is a photographer. Photography, trust me is not a pass time, not a hobby; rather it’s a full time job that unquestionably requires relevant training and knowledge. You simply can’t consider yourself a photographer if you are taking shots throughout the day and people greet you with a “What are you capturing?” rather than a “Hi”. Or if you have a huge collection of lenses of all sorts and makes for your camera rather than having a cup-board full of shoes and clothes for yourself. Also photography is not about getting all self obsessed and making poses all day long and capturing them. You cannot claim to be a photographer unless you have all your clicks taken of anything except for your own self obsessed self.
It really is time to consult a good physician if you are translating price of things in your mind as how much would it be equivalent to the price of “Eight 5D Mark IIs” and that instead of grabbing a good ham burger from the fast food outlet you could have bought two monopods in the same cost. There are certain photographers found so much involved in clicking away shoots all the time that their neighbors have to come and admit that they have stopped taking pictures of their kids because they are sure that you must be capturing them too. Girl photographers are observed to have abandoned purses and hand bags. They don’t need them any more as they have their camera bags where there lip gloss and other accessories can fit in with ease.
Nothing affects their love for taking shoots may it be a scary place they are passing by in evening, or even if they have to starve or hold their urines to complete a shoot first which they can’t afford to miss. Some of them even wish they had a built in camera in their bodies installed in place of the retina in their eyes so they were able to shoot the beauty around them without any hitch or delay. These people also pity on other people when they are taking pictures with their common dSLRs in automatic mode. Well although a costly lenses and a hi tech camera cannot make you a good photographer but this much passion and madness can.
Gabriel Ryan is an artist who is passionate about poster art. Check out his website where you will also find antique posters.