What makes a good photographer?

It is not often that we get really good advice on what is important in creating memorable shots in photography written in a non-technical and easy to understand language. Such an advice can be found in this post, which I feel honored to have permission to reblog. Enjoy!

The Learning Curve

I often get the question – Which camera do you use? Seems people think it is only the camera that matters, not the ‘eye’ that one has in finding beauty around!

I am not a professional photographer, but based on the positive feedback I normally get, I can say it is more of how you look at the scene that matters; device comes later. Even if you talk about the device, some pics from my iPhone (I am a huge Apple fan) are equally good as compared to the ones from Sony Alpha 7 that acts as my travel companion.

Now the ‘eye’ I am talking about is looking at the scene holistically and then the details. Are objects complementing each other?, is there something which is not required in the frame?, is it too bright or dull in the background?, is it all symmetric? etc. I like to give my…

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