It’s interesting when you think about where it started, this phase where everyone wants to be a photographer. Maybe it was with Instagram. They do base their entire app off the pictures you take. Maybe it goes back further to Facebook’s golden era (before all our parents started signing up). Maybe we owe it to Myspace. If your profile photo was trash back then, it was pretty much a guarantee you were on your way to becoming a social media pariah.
Whatever the answer, there’s a good chance you’ll be picking up a camera in the near future. Creative director of TayoJr, Tayo Kuku, gave us the skinny on what every person seeking to become a photographer should know before buying the latest DSLR. ‘If you’re going to be a photographer, make sure you have the drive for it.’
For a veteran photographer like Tayo, it’s easy for him to tell the difference between someone who wants to copy trends and another who genuinely wants to create something new and thought-provoking. Tayo’s become adept at instilling his photos with emotion. His belief is that true art makes you feel, and that goes double for the captions under the art piece.
The entire post should be a testament to an original sentiment that comes from the photographer. Let us be the ones to tell you, Tayo has some of the most original eye-pleasing content in the game. However, that’s owed to the fact that everything he puts out for the world to see carries with it a little piece of him.
There’s no point in taking or posting pictures that don’t mean anything to you. So when you’re doing a cost analysis of supreme maximum canon 5d vs. nikon vision extraordinaire 3200, ask yourself if you’re ready to reach inside and pull something out that corresponds to what really matters to you.
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