Question. What does it mean to be a good photographer and to take a great capture?
I do not mean to offend a large number of ‘Photographers’ in my social network when I say this. The art is increasingly becoming an act of aiming a camera towards pretty much anything and posting them online. The more disappointing part is the subsequent celebration of mediocrity by their followers.
So what does it really mean to be a photographer? I mean, apart from you being present at the right place at the right time with the right equipment? What makes a photo great? The Niagara Falls looks excellent on its own, how it a valuable addition to make it look it more fantastic? Again, apart from you have bought an expensive camera? [This is a rhetoric paragraph, don’t answer it]
For example, If I point my phone to the sky at 6 PM every day and take a photo with default settings. Does it deserve a WOW? Let me know.
I don’t think so.
Anyways, This is not a “how-to” post; obviously, I don’t seem to have any authority to write about it. However, this post is about a map on the arrogance of social media photographers. Warning: watching this graph can you cause severe urge of self-assessment and could generate profound philosophical epiphanies and inferiority complexes
Bonus: Once you have taken a random shot, you can use the below technique to make it great.