“Are you a photographer?”
I recently read a really great article by a dude named Eric Kim called “Everyone Has Already Been a Photographer.”
Eric is a guy who makes money as a photographer.
In the article, Eric makes the case that anyone can be a photographer.
In fact, too many “professional photographers” feel it’s a club that only they can play in and so, therefore, they get to make the rules about who is and who isn’t.
Here’s my take.
Eric is absolutely right!
No one has to give you permission. If you love to shoot photos because you love to shoot photos. Then you are a photographer.
Doesn’t matter what gear you use. You are a photographer.
Personally, I’m drawn to more real-life like photos. Like I’m capturing a moment in time in a single frame.
These are some of my photos. A lot of them are my favorites for various reasons.
A lot of the pics were taken with my iPhone. Others with my DSLR.
Can you tell the difference?
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”Andy Warhol
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”Arthur Ashe
Dig deeper with “Does Your Gear Really Matter?” and take the iPhone vs DSLR quiz!
I’ve said it before and it’s worth saying again. Gear is great but gear does not make you creative. Same goes for cameras. They’re great but only a tool you can use to express and share your creativity with the world!
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