A lot of people start photography as a hobby. While they are in the early stage of becoming a photographer, they come across a lot of myths and statements. And I am sure you might have heard some of all of the below-mentioned statements at some point.
Myth#1 You must be really rich to choose photography as a hobby/profession
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As soon as you start developing an interest in photography, this particular myth works as a frog in a well and tries to pull you back down.
Myth#2 You need to have a DSLR to become a good photographer
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I agree that all professional photographers use DSLR or mirrorless cameras. But it doesn’t mean that you cannot be a good photographer if you don’t have either of these types of cameras. A lot of people quit photography as they assume that there is no way that their photos that are clicked using a phone camera or a basic point and shoot camera will be as good as photos taken from a DSLR.
Myth#3 Professional photographers use big lenses
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I have heard from a lot of people saying “look at the size of that guy’s camera lens. He must be a professional”.
Size of the lens does define the type of photo a photographer is capturing. If the lens is huge he/she might be capturing wildlife or sports. If the lens is extremely small, he/she might be capturing landscape or street life.
Myth#4 A good photographer always travel to exotic places to capture outstanding photos
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Some photographer gets their motivation amongst exotic landscapes while others get it in their backyard.
Myth#5 Photography is too difficult
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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind