If you want to learn a thing or two about motivation and determination, photographers are the people you should seek. There is something about that wildlife photographer who waits for months under terrible climatic conditions and dangerous surroundings to get that one shot of a lioness giving birth. There is something about that wedding photographer climbing a tree to get his best secretive shot of the married couple walking quietly, exchanging smiles and coy conversations.

You can now have a secure future

If you haven't found what you want to do in the future and you love to take pictures, then well you have a plan already. Rather than wasting your good years trying to figure out things on your own, enroll yourself in a professional photography school. This will help you save time and you'll learn things that you won't learn on your own.

How technology has changed the scenario

2018 is a great year for photography and is fuelled by social media. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can take your profession upwards by leaps and bounds.

  1. Gone are the days when you looked for employment carrying a large book containing your portfolio.
  2. If you are a photographer looking for employment, social media and cloud computing along with blogs are your new best friends.
  3. You can start a photography page on Facebook and share your shots. They can be segregated into albums so that full-time employers along with one timer who are looking for people to capture their products and models can find your work.
  4. Instagram is the photographer’s paradise. People can showcase their work on a platform that is solely meant for photography. You can mention your email id on your bio or you can have people direct message you if they want to collaborate with you. People are finding projects and collaborations on a wide scale through Instagram and some have even found international employment with a better pay scale than they could have ever imagined.

Lateral thinking

There are various advanced photography courses available all around the world with some of the best ones being taught in India. Advanced photography doesn't only teach you brilliant skills but also molds you for a lifetime.

Advanced photography teaches you to think outside the box. You can look at a banana peel as a banana peel but a professional photographer looks at it as an octopus with the peeled legs serving as its limbs. He's already figured out what he'll add with Photoshop. The entire thing is done and he hasn't even started yet. The mind is a photographer's biggest treasure. For them, it works in 3d. You see bland they see spice, you see a piece of paper and they see origami.

Some bitter truths and beautiful experiences

It teaches you the art of low light photography and tells you the bitter truth. Phone camera photography is not actual photography. Yes, it's a good place to start at but not a place you can sustain yourself and build a complete future.

Advanced photography teaches you to forget the weight of a tripod on your shoulder because you will need it everywhere. It teaches you to respect camera gear like it's your newborn child. It inculcates a sense of responsibility that very few people know and understand.

Published by Harris Scott