Day 41 is Here! — UPDATED —
Photography looks easy but it isn’t. It’s not just about picking up a camera one day and becoming a pro the next. It takes weeks, months and even years of learning, making mistakes, being blasted by clients, picking yourself up, dusting yourself and mustering the courage to continue shooting.
At times, you need to get in harms way to get the shot. In others, smaller sacrifices like sleepless night while editing or having to wake up early get to a location on time need to be made. After the shoot, you get back to your work station, select, edit and post the photos. It’s a routine that takes its toll on you as a photographer, and your equipment.
If this seems as too much work, don’t worry, there’s a shortcut!
Meet Pète Devour, a brilliant guy who has proven being a photographer is easier than we’ve always thought. According to him, all you need is to learn how to take a screenshot, crop it and post the image as your own. ‘Isn’t that illegal?’ you ask. Well, according to Pète, no! Not when you’ve worked so hard to look for good photos and master the use of the cropping tool. ‘That is harder than simply pressing the shutter button.’
Why brace the chilly winds on the KICC helipad to take this?
See how easy cropping is? And the likes you get? Guess what? You can even comment like you took it!
Too lazy to leave your warm bed before sunrise on a rainy day? Don’t have a tripod? Don’t have the patience to wait for a perfect shot while your fingers freeze? No problem!
Pète has the solution!
To shoot a sunrise over Nairobi, you don’t have to be at the Uhuru Park lookout before the sun rises. That is working hard, not working smart!
Mwarv, you had to wait for almost 30 minutes and dodge traffic to shoot this? Pole sana my guy. Thank God you didn’t get knocked down. What would I have posted?
Pète, thank you for showing us we have been wasting our time mastering photography. I’ll however skip on the offer to be a screen shooter and keep working hard to become a pro shooter. Maybe one day we’ll meet at the top but until then, my mighty warring angels will be coming for you.
UPDATE Tuesday 29th April 2014
Well, seems my mighty warring angels moved hastily.
That’s what I get on my phone…
…and on my computer.
Thank you Instagram for showing zero tolerance to plagiarists.