Repost from @thecanonfanboy
Today, I am sharing one of the very first photographs I created for a travel client a long time back. This was produced using a humble Canon digital point & shoot camera as I did not have access nor the finances to get myself (or even rent) a "professional camera". I was all sweaty, confused, a little nervous even about this project. But, I gathered the courage and the inspiration and successfully delivered what was asked of me and the client was extremely happy with the images that I had created. 😊
You see, when I started out in this career, as a photographer, the sources of inspiration for me were nearly endless. I ended up looking at tons of work of other photographers, reading up a lot on the internet and different photography related forums and ultimately getting confused about it all. Don't get me wrong; I am not against reading and learning about anything from the internet (or books for that matter). By all means, study the work of the great photographers of history, check out the new work being made in different genres, watch movies, flip through photography books — artistic inspiration is everywhere, so open yourself up to it! But at the same time, please don't get yourself into a rut and start getting depressed by looking at the work of others. Realize the fact that others who are producing some great images at this point of time were 'newbies' at one point of time in their lives & had no idea what to do or how to go about anything in life. Ask me!
You can definitely learn a ton from the people who share the same passion and profession as you. But if you don’t look for inspiration outside of that realm, you will find yourself just doing the same as everyone else, which eventually will kill the creativity inside of you. It’s easy to do things the same way everyone else does. It feels safe and proven. But try to create work that stands out even if it is in a minute way; make something your signature so that anyone looking at your work could recognize it instantly.
Have a great day, everyone. 😊
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