Today I am sharing my Guiding principles in photography. It took me years to realize these things. Hope you can understand these better than me and in much shorter time.
- Carry your camera with you everywhere. Everywhere!!
- Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re good photographer.
- A very famous Photographer (Yours truly!!) once said "upgrade your photography skill everyday.. but upgrade your photography equipment only when the old equipment expires”.
- Another said "Be original in your photography. Don’t try to copy the style of others."
- There is no “magic” camera or lens or trick.
- Expensive lenses are not always better.
- Better lenses don’t give you better photos.
- Always shoot in RAW. Always.!!
- One can’t “photoshop” bad images into good ones, no matter how much time you spend on it.
- Don’t pamper your camera. Use and abuse it.
- Find what's your style of photography and stick with it.
- Simplicity is the key.
- Draw inspiration and get motivation from other photographers but never worship or copy them.
- Alcohol and photography do not mix well.
- Think before you shoot.
- Critique the other photographers' work.
- Always underexposed by 2/3rd of a stop when shooting in broad daylight.
- Worry less about technical aspects and focus more on compositional aspects of photography.
- Do not crop!
- If necessary, Crop only the ugly things from your picture.
- Get closer to the subject when taking your photos, they often turn out better, and it’s much more effective than a costly telephoto zoom.
- Taking a photo crouched often does not necessarily make your photos look more interesting.
- Have at least 2 backups of all your images. Having one is just like having none.
- The rule of thirds usually works 99% of the time but not 100% of time.
- Macro photography isn’t for everybody.
and always remeber that Film photography isn’t better than digital and Digital Photography isn’t better than Digital!