I have noticed that taking pictures cannot only make the person in front of the camera happy but also brings great joy to the person behind it taking the shot. We photographer always consider ourselves blessed because we are doing what we love for our livelihood. However, it also a fact that photography is consider as the challenging career path.
Even as a kid, I liked to be behind the camera rather than being in front of the camera. I always hate photos with serious faces. Even my brother “Who is the funniest person” would pull his serious face while in front of the camera. I always tried to make people laugh or at least smile. I guess my passion for photography also improved by sense of humour.
However, believe me there are certain days that turns to be a lot frustrating for you. As a photographer, you need to pay a lot of attention to detail. Your pictures should be detailed with fine composition. You should have a great presence of mind. If you consider world’s best photographer be it Ansell Adams, Eve Arnold, or David Bailey; they were not only creative but also intellectual personalities.
Career as Photographer :
If you were looking forward to a career as a professional photographer, as photographer I would say that you have made great choice. However, I would advise that you join a photography institute and any sort of technical education. Internships would be a great step as it makes you understand the hardship and challenges in the field. After all, it is a field that demands skills, determination, as well as patience.
Every person has a different personality and photography is a one field that offers you a career path according to your personality. Now, How awesome it that! Yes, here you have options such as photojournalism, forensic photographers, wildlife photography, feature photographers, fashion photography etc.
Get Educated :
Education is important. Even as photographer, you need to complete your formal education. After that, joining a photography institute. You may find different course from Six-month courses to diplomas and degree. Some of the top institute in photography are Ravi Shankar University in Raipur, Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi and Sri Venkateshwara University in Tirupati.
To sum it up, if you are passionate about photography and confident that you have what it takes then I would say go for it.