“Many photographers these days are trying to create images that glorify themselves. They only take photos from the best angles, perfect lighting, and always find the most interesting subjects. This type of photography is known as ‘lifestyle branding’ and has become famous through social media platforms.” Ondispot photos are naturally a part of that lifestyle and we are doing what we love best. We created our photography studio not to take beautiful photos, but to challenge ourselves. We want to learn new things, inspire others and discover what it means to be creative.
1. You can’t be creative without an expensive camera:
A camera is a tool, and like any tool it has its place. Photography is an art form, and like any art form a person should have the right tools to do it well. Many people treat photography as a hobby, but many others see it as a profession with their photos serving as advertisements for their company or business. For some photographers this means spending thousands of dollars on equipment that takes pretty pictures, for others this means not buying the equipment at all.
2. Having the right camera makes you a good photographer:
Photography is an art form, and like any art form it needs to be learned. Most people have a decent camera in their phone because they uploaded some out of focus photos on Facebook. Some people buy a DSLR because they think it will make them better photographers. There are various types of cameras and situations that need to be taken into account when making a determination about the type of camera required for good photography. It may not always be your best option, but you should make the best decision for you and your skill level.
3. If your photos aren’t perfect, you aren’t a good photographer:
The only true way to learn photography is through practice. Behind every great photographer is a pile of terrible photos. You should keep trying and keep experimenting until you get it right. If you think that you can only take good pictures with expensive equipment, then there will always be that pressure of making everything look good. A beginner could take the same photo as an experienced professional and it may still not turn out as well if they are using inferior equipment.
4. You’re not a real photographer unless you’re published:
Some photographers like having their work published, some don’t. It’s up to the photographer. Some people are fine with having their photos posted online but they don’t want you to use the images or sell prints from them. There is nothing wrong with this, and some photographers just prefer not to have their photos shared or sold outside of the family circle.
5. Being a good photographer means knowing how to use your camera:
Some people pick up photography as a hobby and never learn how to operate their camera properly. This can lead to blurred photos, blurring all over the image when zooming in, and just bad pictures that make it look like the equipment isn’t working properly. There are tutorials on how to use a DSLR that can help you out. It’s not always easy but most cameras will come with documentation and many of them have manuals on the Internet. The key to getting good photos is in understanding how everything works, not just being able to operate the buttons and explain why it works that way.
6. There is only one correct way:
When you buy a product, it usually comes with instructions on how to properly use it. The same thing applies for your camera, but most people don’t read them and then blame the equipment when their pictures aren’t turning out as expected. Photography is an art form so try different things until you find something that works for you.
7. When you get better gear then you’ll get better photos:
It isn’t what’s outside of the camera that makes a good photo, it’s what is inside of the camera. The best equipment won’t turn an amateur into a professional. This line of thinking isn’t true for all photographers but it does apply for some. Professional photographers will have the right setup to get good photos because they have learned about the camera and know how to use it to its fullest potential. An amateur will just be holding a piece of equipment and take out-of-focus or blurry photos because they don’t know any better. Having good gear is important but knowing how to use it effectively is more important in most cases.