Yesterday, I finally created a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SarrahMalirPhotographics) to display my photography in an organized manner for more people to view them easily. To make the profile page look catchy, I created a photo especially for the page’s cover.
The camera just helped me in clicking what I saw and what I wanted to express. It didn’t do a big deal. Isn’t it? The important part was my vision and my creativity which helped me in creating something on that picture using whatever little skills I possess.
After getting really heartwarming response from all my friends, an expecting comment finally came up for which I was longing for. The comment which grabbed my attention completely and I felt the urge to give a detailed reply to it right away!
That comment was: “Sab camera ka kamaal hai ” (All good is because of the camera)
My eyes grew wider and I typed with great haste on the keyboard.
I replied: “Dude? I can write pages and pages to reply you back for the thing you’ve just said. (:
It’s not the camera. It’s who’s behind the camera. It’s the eye!
I’ll elaborate, you need ‘someone’ possessing a photographic eye to capture your moments with their camera. Believe me, people owning fancy cameras can take rubbish pictures as well. A real artist can create something even with the small camera they own.
In the beginning, I used to shoot with my cell phone camera. Then I started using my compact one and now, I just bought a better gear to ‘enhance’ my creativity. (This page almost has pictures clicked with my compact one till now).
Photographers are like wolves in the wild whose presence slips silently into the background. These journalists record the events as observers, marking them for history. And a camera is just a source to make that possible.
In short,the camera doesn’t make a huge difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, ‘you’ have to SEE.
By the way, I’m not throwing tantrums. I’m just proving those people wrong who think this way. And I thank you that you gave me an opportunity and something to express. 😀 ”
Well, the whole point was that ‘equipment doesn’t always matter’ you can produce anything by using what you are provided with. It’s the passion which actually matters. Anyways, I don’t need to elaborate more as Sam Haskins did it all by sharing this:
-Sarrah Mustafa Malir