What makes photography special to you?What is unique about photography is that no two days are alike. Even if I have shot with the same person dozens of time, the next occasion will be in some way different. Since I have limited attention span and tend to get bored easily, the novelty of a new challenge each time I pick up the camera is the most fascinating thing about my profession.
Can you tell us about one aspect of photography that makes it memorable for you?People often talk of meditation. What is actually meditation? To me, it is a state when your concentration is absolute. Your complete and total focus is on one thing and your mind is not distracted by the rest of the world. Pretty much the only time I find my focus in an almost meditative state is when I am shooting. The only person important to me is the subject and the rest of the world blends into nothingness. This experience on a continuous basis is my most cherished as a photographer.
How would you advise a budding photographer today?My advice to budding photographers would be:
a) Consider videography as the market is much more vast and will continue to provide employment greater than just still photography.
b) The other thing is to be extremely well-read so that your life experiences result in a greater amount of artistic and aesthetic input in the images that you create.
This will be the differentiator between someone who consistently creates outstanding images and someone who just takes snaps.
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