Being Amateur in any profession and to succeed demands a big heart. There is a famous quote about Amateur writers which goes like this—“An Amateur Writer is a Professional who has not quit Writing.” Though this quote is written with writers in mind it is applicable to every profession. Particularly good photography in today’s world does not demand professional training alone. Any hobbyist with a good camera phone and common sense can capture photos that go viral online. Having an eye for details and being sensitive to society can help anyone of us to click awesome photographs which even a professional would have failed to do so on many occasions.
Though being an amateur practitioner may not be lucrative all the times it gives the hobbyist a sense of satisfaction and that too if photograph captured by you gets applaud and recognition from various sections of the society.
Most important challenge an amateur photographer faces is interestingly called as GAS—Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Meaning many hobbyists procrastinate practicing photography until they are fully equipped with photographic equipment. This often results in many giving up the profession due to the unavailability of funds to purchase one. Some photographers even get into clutches of negative thinking and an evil loop of cynicism.
The best suggestion from Readthisweb to all hobbyists out there captures the picture that seems important to your soul and heart instead of worrying that you don’t have a costly camera in hand.
Here we have compiled such amazing pictures taken by hobbyists that are no way inferior to the ones captured by professionals.
Intersection in Timișoara, Romania
This is where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet.
Stingray — bottom view
A banana forgotten in a closet
A forest with a perfect shape
This fish is called a “velvet belly lanternshark.”
This is a rubbish dump of orphaned bicycles in China.
This grape looks like a pumpkin.
A forest in the shape of a guitar
A boulder destroyed an Italian homestead.
A burned light bulb.
A banana Christmas tree
“I took a photo of my daughter walking through a drainage tube, and the lighting created the effect of bad Photoshop.”
Doubled fangs of a kitten