With the passage of time, newer and more innovative talents come into the world. Now, what is talent? Is it something inherent in a person or is it something that needs to be inculcated and “learned”? Well, while most of the people would choose the former, there’s a group who would go for the latter. For example, there is a new category of photographers who are intelligent enough to give lectures on photography and talented enough to begin nude-art photoshoots! Let’s look at some of the distinctions which they possess—
5. You have to have a DSLR—the latest one
Whether or not you have real talent is absolutely secondary to your possession of a brilliant camera. Yes, if you’re a “photographer” you got to possess a good, professional DSLR (for the beginners, Canon EOS 60D or Nikon D7000 is a must). You might even not be well aware of all the technicalities of your priced possession and might as well shoot in the “Auto” mode, but your camera must speak for you. In addition to that, you have to possess a wide-angle lens and a prime lens along with the general lens that comes with the kit, and must use each and everything. It’s more like a trend that you’ve to follow if you want to be in the league—otherwise, even with great talent, you’ll be nothing but a loser.
4. You have to have “brilliant” photographer-friends
If you’re a photographer, make sure you have fellow photographers as your friends with whom you can engage in some meaningful talks. You have to talk about the angles, the lightings and even about the make-up of the models in details and with confidence (since, most of the times they would talk utter crap) as if the others, the stupid non-photographers, are but mere fools and not worth talking to.
3. Criticism on others’ work is mandatory but not on yours
If there’s any truth about art, it is the subjectivity of the same. But sadly, these people fail to understand this simple truth. While in any exhibition, they would invariably criticize each and every photograph they see (and seldom acknowledge) in such a manner as if he’s the grandson of Henry Cartier Bresson or Raghu Rai, but when they themselves are thrown in the face of criticism, they just erupt like volcanoes. All they want to convey is their subjective motive with which the photograph was taken, but friend, photography, a superior form of art, is subjective too. And, if you’re criticized, you should be proud of it!
2. Walk around the city as a part of photo-walks
You can be a doctor and miss out on a critical patient; you can be a student and miss out on an important lecture; but if you’re a photographer, you can never afford to miss out on the photo-walks. The photo-walks would invariably be around the old lanes and by-lanes of city, where the photographers would literally fight with each other to get a single (but, perfect!) frame. But brother, if you’re really in need of a picture-perfect frame, why bother fighting with others for a single frame? Go out alone, or with a friend, and try to capture some nascent subject, instead of mass gheraoing some person or some flower or some animal—or even a gutter. We know, it sounds quite silly, but it is the truth.
1. Shoot nude-photographs
Nude photography is considered among the best photographers around the world as one of the most superior form of the art, and this is something that these “new talents” have got by heart. So, whether you’re interested in some other form of photography, or are new in this arena, you have to turn into a nude photographer as soon as possible. We genuinely understand the art in nude photography and thereby know that only good talents can make it to the top. So, our advice is to take this form of photography up only if you’re sure, and don’t go by flow just for the sake of it. And, if you’ve got the talent, inculcate it, practice and then jump headlong into the ocean!