I recently had a discussion with Yasir Nisar over a cup of warm tea and hot samosas. Yes, tea and samosa. Yasir is a professional photographer here in Pakistan. His pictures can sell upwards of 50,000 rupees each. Each.
His calendar for the next few months, by his own admission, is packed with client work. Along with the client work, he finds the time to pursue his original passion: landscape photography. He recently came back from the serene Neelum valley.
You may not like his work, but he does. And that matters. Also, people paying him money to take pictures like his work. So I’m sure it’s OK if YOU don’t. Yasir won’t mind that much either.
So, sipping bad tea and biting through spicy samosas, we talked about how easy it is these days to capture a good photograph.
You just follow the instructions, and you are guaranteed results.
Same settings, same angles, same perspective and it won’t matter who’s behind the camera.
Sure, Yasir’s photography equipment is worth a few Hondas, but come to think about it, it’s like a recipe. Much like cooking: you can, even after a little bit of practice, produce good results if you know how to follow the recipe.
That is simple and easy. Right?
I mean how hard can it be to take a good picture, right?
Taking good pictures is not that difficult. And a lot of people say that Photography is their ultimate hobby. Yasir says that too.
But there are not many Yasirs out there. Continue reading