Photographer & Photography!

Blog post and photography by Uma A.
[Uma A. is an amateur photographer and her photography can be viewed @Adobe Stock . Feel free to Follow on Instagram @uma_a_photography]

This post is for anyone out there with interest in Photography but unsure how to start Photographing. There are many types of Photography one can choose from. The main aspect need to be ‘The Passion’ to photograph. One can think of capturing lives surrounding humans or animals or just things. That really depends on oneself.

The types of photographers one can choose to become based on their interest, that can be:

Adventure Photographer
Advertising Photographer
Architecture/Buildings Photographer
Astronomy Photographer
Automobile Photographer
Kids Photographer
Blog Photographer
Celebrity Photographer
Concerts Photographer
Events Photographer
Family Photographer
Fashion Photographer
Food Photographer
Landscape Photographer
Lifestyle Photographer
Medical Photographer
Nature/Scenic Photographer
Paparazzi Photographer
Pets Photographer
Photo Journalist
Real Estate Photographer
Satellite Photographer
School Photographer
Scientific Photographer
Social Media Photographer
Sports Photographer
Stock Photographer
Street Photographer
Travel Photographer
Underwater Photographer
Wedding Photographer
Wildlife Photographer

Now, the question is ‘What type of Photography one shall choose?’. Photography is deeper than choosing the Photographer type.
Photography has various aspects to it, that can be:

Abstract Photography
Aerial Photography
Kinetic Photography
Lens Flare Photography
Macro/Nano Photography
Microscopic Photography
Monochrome Photography
Motion Photography
Night Photography
Panoramic/Landscape Photography
Pattern Photography
Perspective Photography
Portraits Photography
Reflection Photography
Vintage and few other.

No matter which type of photographer you would choose to become and techniques of photography you choose to use; it’s a learning process and the camera you hold. Each day you will discover something new and learn immense things each time. Such a treat to the eyes looking from camera lens and discovering pleasant things that exist around us! Isn’t it! 

Creativity and the Box!

Article by Uma A. (image source: google)

Most of us have heard many a times about ‘Think outside the Box” phrase. Did anyone wonder how that box looks like or who defines the shape and size of that box? Is the box rectangular or square?

I know…I know…  it’s after all just a phrase and the box is metaphoric. Creativity is what expected (let’s exclude innovation here) and it surely does not contain any shape or size. Not limited to, creativity taking form of an art, food, clothing, cinema, to a never ending list.

Creativity cannot be same for everyone. To say, one might think patches of colors on a canvas on a particular abstract art have creativity to it but to another it might be just patches of colors. It all depends how one portrays the elements of an object or a project that may define its creativeness. It is more or less similar to the ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder’ thing. The perception of the onlooker defines if the form is creative enough.

For sure, thinking outside the box can stimulate ones brain working on variant thoughts popping on left and right brain. During the thought process the ideas rotates around the box and each idea gets the lift with its analysis of pros and cons. There is every chance thinking outside the box have its consequences too resulting in shaking the existing functioning system. Having said that, thinking outside the box gives birth to an extraordinary creative idea which no one might have thought possible. It is OK to suggest creative ideas for a project old or new if there is room for improvisation.

Creativity has every chance to increase the goodwill, sales, or attracting investors for a project. Thoughts and creative ideas generated from outside the box shall have credibility and authenticity to it for approval of everyone involved. It may not be worth if idea does not fit the project or timing for implementation is not appropriate. Creative ideas have its own time and place to cherish by all. So keep thinking outside the box and that shape is rectangular or square does not really matter!

Answer Is Within: Am I Passionate About My Work?

Blog post and photography by Uma A.

Most of us might have noticed that many a time’s quality of work at hand is compromised just to reach the quantity of deliverable to the deadline. What if, we just pause for sometime before delivering the work and put these below questions to self.

Am I passionate about the work I do?

Am I detail-oriented?

Do I present work/ideas creatively?

Am I organized person at work?

Am I service-oriented instead eager to finish the task?

Do I work smart instead work hard?

If answer is ‘Yes’ to any of the above 4 questions or more, then I believe one is on their way to success or already stood out in the crowd and in the process gained confidence of the customers. They are ‘The Achievers’. These achievers already start thinking – What’s Next?

For rest who answered ‘Yes’ for 3 or less to above questions, a reality check is needed here. If anyone thinks that they are not enjoying the work they do it’s time to analyze what’s not right or if there’s something need to be re-worked on or re-think their entire area of work.

For others keep doing what work you are passionate about. You may not necessarily need other people to validate your work. Social media is a kind of awesome lot for those who hardly gets distracted from receiving or not receiving the Likes and positive Comments.  The work accomplished is the ‘Work Accomplished’!  What matter most is how passionate you are towards your work, and how proud your achievements make your well-wishers, close ones and loved ones.

Having said that, a little appreciation from others for the work you did does boost confidence and encourage better performance continuously. On the other hand, social media is a kind of awful lot for those who seriously depend on the validation from others in the form of Likes and Comments. Not receiving likes and positive comments does not make one’s work or accomplishments of any less value. Just remember, the work accomplished is the ‘Work Accomplished’. To be precise, keep doing what you are passionate about!