There are many dreams a kid can dream of, a dream of becoming something, it can be a superhero, an astronaut, an athlete, even a doctor. Dreams have no limits and kids have the wildest imaginations, my dream although none of these things, but was just as special. I wanted to be someone who can capture special moments, and emotions, someone who can find the right angle to get any shot. Of course, I wasn’t that technical as a kid, but still, I was curious about this device called a camera, it was mind-blowing for me. It could do amazing this like ‘Zoom’, now for me at first it was something just out of the world. You could make things that were farther look close to you, now of course as an adult it’s just a rather simple function a camera does, may not even seem something to think about, but for a kid, it really is something like magic. The camera, the device, just fascinated me, I wanted nothing more than just use it all day and capture what I saw and found interesting, it could be a tree, a butterfly, or even something like traffic. Most kids wanted toys or a cricket bat for their birthdays, all I wanted was to be able to use the camera for the whole day. There are many more reasons why I became a photographer, but looking back to my younger days, this fascination I had with the camera is why I became a photographer.
Let’s talk about the other reasons I became a photographer, and every reason is special.
1. Being A Photographer Helped Me Grow
Photography helped me grow in many ways, aside from photography I enjoy traveling as well, nowadays I get to travel to distant locations to capture special moments, the reasons to travel can be different, whether its a specific shot I want from a location or a special location set by a client where they want their special moments captured, I love the opportunity my occupation gives me. It helps me meet new people, make friends, and learn about different cultures and honestly, everything feels different through the lens.
My photography helps me express myself and the way I see the world, like artists, no photographer is the same, every photographer has a different style, and different likes, I would say photographers are artists and photography is art, just takes someone with an artistic eye to take notice. It helps me share my perspective and in a world where so many things are left unsaid, I think even when I am gone my photographs, the moments I captured, will stay behind, inspiring others and keeping memories intact.
2. It's Fun To Be A Photographer
Okay, I know this may not sound as thought-provoking as the previous reason, but I really enjoy challenging myself. Photography is not always easy, no matter how much you enjoy or love it, you will run into challenges. Sometimes you won’t find the right angle, sometimes you may not get the right lighting, there are many things that can go wrong, it’s up to you to rise to the challenge and find out the solution and get the perfect shot for yourself and your client. It can even be something like getting new equipment, no one knows everything from the start, and one has to learn a skill step by step. When you get new equipment, it can be a challenge to learn how to, first, how to use it and then, how to use it perfectly. Yes, it can be a demanding profession, but, for me, there is nothing else I would rather do than photography.
3. A Photographer Capturers Memories
You knew this was coming so here it is, perhaps the most important reason for me being a photographer and doing photography other than the fascination I had with the camera as a kid is the ability to capture special moments and memories. I like all types of photography and I treat every client with utmost sincerity but I feel I got to be honest. My favorite kind of photography is when I capture special moments, it can be a child’s birthday party, a wedding, or any event where I can capture smiles, and happiness is my favorite kind of photography and also my favorite client. Capturing moments and memories is a special thing and also a big responsibility for a professional photographer, it gives me joy but it’s my responsibility to capture my client’s happiness and moments while they are busy participating in the event, they should not have to worry if they are being captured or not, as it’s my job to make sure that they are. This responsibility placed on me is also one more way being a photographer has helped me grow.
In the end, I would just like to say, they say that when you do something you love you don’t have to work a single day in your life. I would say that is not true, there is definitely work and responsibility involved, but I enjoy being a photographer so much that I am willing to work and carry out the responsibilities. I hope this helps you understand why I became a photographer, or rather, why photography chose me.