DSLR is the new guitar. There were times when people would learn to play guitar, to impress the opposite sex. But then a freak thought, ‘How about photography- I can stare her, click her and impress her at the same time!!’. And then came this viral trend of clicking random shit and uploading it on Facebook page titled ‘FirstName LastName Photography’. But when it comes to serious photographers, they’re story-tellers indeed. And you should refrain from pulling your silly out on them by saying:
1. Bhai, DSLR hai kya?
DSLR doesn’t define a photographer. A skilled one can compose beautiful shots with a simple digital camera too.
2. Abey, Farhan Qureshi hai kya?
3 Idiots was a cool movie. But mocking your engineering friend because he has a passion for photography is not cool. Photography is like yoga, and there’s no need for you to be Baba Ramdev to practice it.
3. Ek Button hi toh Dabana Hai.
Clicking a pic is uber-simple. But knowing when to click, to make the pic stunning, is the real deal. So ya, button dabana is much more than what you think.
4. Bhai, meri Budday Party hai. Tu aaega na…Camera leke?
Don’t play the ‘friend’ card. If you want a photographer-friend to cover an event, be honest and direct.
5. Tu bass kheench, edit toh mai khud kar lunga.
These days, composing a shot is not just about clicking. There’s a whole lot that goes behind the scene in editing it. Picasa might not help you every-where.
6. Khambe ko chhod, Insaano ki Photu le.
If that’s your opinion, please stay away from photographers. An image is a composition of numerous elements, clearly visible to a photographer and a real appreciator.
7. This is nice. Aisa ek aur le lo.
I would refer you some pills to inculcate logic. If this one’s already good, then why the other one!
8. Waha light zyada achhi hai.
It’s the photographers job!! Let him/her do that.
9. Zindagi bhar kya kide makodo ki tasveer leni hai.
This is for the parents of talented about to be photographers. At least have a look at their work, you’ll get the answer.
10. Bhaiya, ek ye pose me bhi le lo.
No No No! A humble request to all the ladies out there, stop calling the Photography guy at the wedding ‘bhaiya’. Ask him simply, he’ll click with a smile!