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Transition of an Amateur photographer to a Professional photographer :)

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An amateur photographer is one who practices photography as a hobby and not for profit. The quality of some amateur work is comparable to that of many professionals and may be highly specialized or eclectic in its choice of subjects. Amateur photography is often pre-eminent in photographic subjects which have little prospect of commercial use or reward. Eventually he/she sees a transition towards professionalism. The common question that rise in every amateur photographer is - Where/How/When to start?. Srinath Thiru (Hobby Photographer, Student-SSIET) shares some interesting things that might answer your queries.

"EASY WAY TO LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY:
Its quite easy to get yourselves set in photography as it requires a capturing medium ( device you use) and a view to explore things in creative aspects. It actually took me a while to understand this concept as I was a budding photographer with no guides! The best way to get placed in this field is to make yourself optimistic and well patient enough. These qualities will certainly help you to the core in photography.



DOES IT REQUIRE ANY HI-TECH DEVICES?

When we look at the device to be used. A good photographer doesn’t need any advanced devices rather than the quality of the photo, the content, that actually speaks. Even a normal and average digicam of rating (10-12 mp) serves great for beginners. Hence focus in the shots you click rather than the device.


CHOOSE YOUR WAY:

Am pretty sure that everyone would be very excited after getting your first DSLR. No explanation for what will happen next – start abusing the shutter and go for a non-stop snapping. That’s just how we learn."

This is the first shot shared by Srinath Thiru in facebook after getting his DSLR. Look at his excitement. Get ready to see his transformation through his photography timeline.



Initially every budding photographers are bound to commit certain mistakes. But there are possibilities to avoid it if we knew that. Srinath Thiru shares some of the common mistakes which when avoided can give better results.

"COMMON MISTAKES COMMITED BY BEGINNERS:

  • Uncomposed backlight recording
  • Capturing flashless pics in darkness
  • Shutter speed and exposure
  • Irregular focusing 
  • Shaking of devices
  • Image lost in the shadow area
  • Editing in contrasting platforms.

This is purely from my experience, when I was a beginner I absolutely had no idea regarding what kind of pictures to be taken, it took a long time to know what photography really meant. It is more about
1. The way people handles the cameras
2. Abnormal focusing
3. Distracting composition of the images
4. Editing pictures in more contrasting platforms
however these can be easily solved  if you are focused about the path you go!!! YOU LEARN FROM YOUR EXPERIENCES!!!"


So how can a amateur photographer see a transition for proffesionalism. It actually starts by mastering the different photography techniques.
Srinath Thiru says "The most important techniques that can increase your photography skills are:

1) Long Shutter Photography
Long shutter photographs are always amazing. While playing with the shutter speed, you can come up with super amazing photographs beyond your expectations. And the specialty of long shutter photographs are that they present the world around you in a unique way like you’re never seen before. To get a feel of what exactly it is, have a look at the following examples.



2) High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography
HDR stand for High Dynamic Range photography. Normally, even our natural vision is incapable of seeing all the dynamic ranges in any photographs. So, HDR is more of a post processing trick rather than a photography trick. Nevertheless, following photographs show what we’re talking about.




3)  Zoom Photography
zoom is a very interesting trick in digital photography. Everyone knows what is a zoom (there are two of them, optical and digital) and any kind of zoom just does one thing, makes distance objects appear nearer to you so that you can catch more of the subject in focus than the surroundings. To get an idea, check out the photos below.




4) CAPTURING THE REAL GRACE:
Pictures are self explanatory with the way they are captured and how the colour composition is used. Examples of those pictures are as follows:







5)MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY:
Taking close up shots of small objects is called as macros. The size of the picture may be far larger than the original life form of the subject. Check some of my random collections









SOCIAL THEMES:
Capturing the effectiveness(quality content and realistic expressions) of the image :
The following is my favourite click which I beleive is highly sensible. You can read that through the child eyes. It is still striking me.
Theme : child labour at munnar, topstation.


Do’s and Don’t’s:

It is certainly a great aspect!!! Yet I am unsure about it.!! Regarding photography the do’s and don’t’s rests purely with the thoughts and creativeness of a clicker. Whenever you feel a shot can amaze people and earn their attraction, DO IT WITHOUT HESITATIONS!!!!


TRANSITION PERIOD:
Its actually takes a long while to get transformed to a professional photographer which needs a great level of curiosity to explore things and immense creativity, when you are pretty sure about your destiny, consider yourself as a professional!!!!
PHOTOGRAPHY TAUGHT ME A PRECIOUS CONCEPT:
LIFE HAS TO BE VIEWED IN DIFFERENT PHASES AND ANGLES TO MAKE IT BETTER AND WORTH-LIVING!!! 
HAPPY JOURNEY AHEAD :)"

Srinath Thiru's works really impressed me a lot. He still says that he is in a transition period working out to be a professional. He is having further plans to capture the natural abundance and real grace of resources, portraits and expressions of people and few macro-oriented projects. 


3 comments:

  1. Wow...!!! Awesome da ...!!:-)

    I am proud of U man...!!!
    Keep it up...!!
    My Best wishes :-)


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  2. very nice...
    go ahead...
    colurful life is waiting for you...

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