“A keen eye for detail” is what is expected of a photographer. Photography is a combination of art and technology, in other words, it’s creative visual expression. Don’t you think so?
From a very young age, I loved clicking pictures of friends and family and over the years my love for cameras seemed to grow. I was always amazed by how a beautiful moment is captured in just one click.
Though I knew I had a good hand-eye coordination with the camera, deep down, I was aware of the fact that I lacked technical knowledge.
Thinking about my early days as an amateur photographer, my phone camera used to come handy for pictures. While the phone camera did serve the purpose, I always wished I had a good DSLR camera accompanied by an adequate amount of knowledge and technical skills.
One summer afternoon, as I was flipping through a magazine, I came across a list of photography training institutes in Hyderabad. My eyes beamed with joy. Curious to know more about it, I looked it up on the internet.
After going through the vast list, I was glad to find a photography institute in Himayat Nagar which happened to be located very close to my residence. As I read on, I was relieved to know that the institute offered a 6 months’ certificate course in photography.
This was precisely what I was looking for. I knew it was time to get started!
Therefore, wasting no more time on brooding, I immediately made a call to the photography training institute. As I had a chat with the counsellor, I got to know that the course was a complete package that covers important topics like: – networking skills, business aptitude, people skills, self-marketing skills, etc.
I finally enrolled in the photography course and the first thing I did was investing in a good camera and the corresponding accessories. The excitement of handling a camera gave me the confidence to explore many aspects in photography. I felt better equipped and the canvas of my mind was ready to be painted on!
During my pursuit of this Diploma in Photography, I learnt technique, method, pictorial communication of an idea, and most importantly, having the confidence as well as the freedom of being myself.
My pictures didn’t just tell a story, they told my stories. Hence, after the course, I realised the advantage of getting certified from a photography institute actually pays off. Not only does it acquaint you with the devices and techniques used but also introduce you to your inner creator!
If you plan to or are currently pursing photography, remember these 3 things:
- As you get more comfortable with the camera, you will inevitably begin to develop your own style too.
- I believe that there are some skills that a person is born with whereas the rest can be imbibed from training institutes. Don’t rely on half-knowledge!
- Most significantly, don’t be afraid to experiment or think different. Photography is an art and artists have always broken away from the norm.
So don’t be afraid of unawareness, overcome it by enrolling in a course today at an institute of your choice and before you know it, the camera will stop being a challenge and start being your best friend!