Not everything that you capture on camera is beautiful, but it is something that is beautiful.
As my professor said, “You have to take 10,000 shots before you can finally have a photo that satisfies your tastes.” Since I have been holding a camera since I was 9, does that make me a good photographer? Frankly, in decency, calling myself a photographer gets a big YES. But calling myself a good photographer gets a big NO. And why do I think that is?
If you have a camera, then you are a photographer. You captured a photo, so therefore, you are someone who takes photos. The question is: Is the photograph good enough? How do you know if it is good enough? What is your basis?
I’ll make this short, because I still have to review for a quiz in Photography tomorrow lol. The point is, even if the photo you are taking is good, it is never good enough. Let’s be honest here. How many shots did you take to get that perfect photo on your Instagram? Sometimes, if you’re lucky, just one. But just like any other human being, you repeat the process until you realize that you take too much.
I am still not in the position to judge another person’s photographs. But taking up a photography class really opened my eyes a lot. And I swear, those photos I took when I was younger were a little bit tedious. I’m not saying you should take a photography class, too. For the same reason that a photographer’s canvas is the world. So go ahead and take photographs. And remember to tell something that matters in it.
Now if you will excuse me, I have quiz tomorrow. 😀
P.S. I am not offending anyone. Please don’t hunt me down.