I've encountered a common attitude among many professional photographers, one that discourages beginners from the art. After my latest brush with this attitude problem, I had to write this book to encourage beginners and prove that you CAN be a photographer no matter what walk of life you come from. Maybe this book could even serve as a reminder to professionals that you can't just sit on your haunches; it takes creativity beyond the act of taking pictures because the medium is so accessible now. Having technical skill with the camera doesn't make you stand out, but that doesn't mean you can't find ways to have your work be seen. Be an active photographer as opposed to a passive, defensive one.
Since I came from a "zero-art" background, I know becoming a photographer is possible. I still have a long way to go before I become the photographer I want to be, but I can see improvement and a greater understanding of the medium developing through my years of photo taking. I want to share the knowledge I've gained with others who feel like they "aren't creative". Everyone is creative, some just need to be shown that they are. Not everyone is in it to make money, some may just want an outlet, a hobby.
Photographers wouldn't be photographers if they didn't love the art. Why not share our love with others?
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