Lessons in Photography – Polka Cafe

Lessons in Photography – Polka Cafe

Photography is all about exploring, experimenting and experiencing. My tryst with photography started in 2012 when I was gifted my first DSLR – a Canon 550D. Ever since I started clicking, there’s been no looking back. Every shoot has taught me something new about places, people, cultures and attitudes while every picture has made me learn from my mistakes and challenged me to capture better shots in the future. I have also interacted with individuals from all walks of life and realized that people who you least expect from are usually the most helpful ones.

I could probably go on and on about the things I have learnt ever since I’ve fallen in love with photography. However, listed below are five important lessons that I would like to share with you.

1) Do what you love – love what you do:
Like Confucius said, ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ Don’t waste your life doing something to gain that extra buck if you don’t enjoy it. Instead, do something that makes you happy – money and fame will follow

2) Observe – There’s beauty in everything:
‘When you start to change the way you see things, the things you see start to change.’ – Wayne Dyer. Stop doing whatever you’re doing and observe what’s around you. You will realize that there’s beauty in every little thing you see

3) Face your fears:
Always remember – Miracles happen when you least expect it. If you truly believe in something, don’t give up, no matter what. Fear usually makes us weak and makes us lose hope if something doesn’t turn out as expected. But it’s important to face your fears headfirst and have faith in yourself

4) Be curious:
Curiosity makes you learn. It leaves you with an urge to know more about things which is extremely helpful in every field. Knowledge never goes to waste and hence being curious is important

5) Think big:
Sky is never the limit for your thoughts. Always think big and keep dreaming. This will motivate you to wake up everyday and work towards your dream.


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