Photography to us is more than just a vocation. It is a way to express ourselves, to capture the diverse moments that string together to form the necklace of life, a way to preserve those moments for life.
It’s a different thing that the need to earn money sometimes directs that love for photography to commercial avenues. Still, the ability to merge what one loves to do with what one makes a living out of can be the most blissful feeling. For commercial photographers, who started off in photography solely for their passion for photography it is a dream come true.
To be successful in photography it is important to have a clear vision of what you want to do. Photography can be self-taught. It is a visual art form that uses elements of science so it can be perfected by making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. Many great masters of photography have been self-taught. Many, even today, are actually self-taught, learning on the job, making mistakes and rectifying them as they go along. There is absolutely nothing wrong if you adopt the same approach. However, the quantum of time that you will need in order to perfect your trade will be definitely long.