Are you a fond of digital photography? I am. In fact, capturing photos and shooting videos around the beautiful places of the world is my passion. I love sightseeing and taking photos of amazing places, I come across while roaming on different locations.
I sometimes do professional photography also, which keeps enhancing the size of my collection and I'm quite worried about my stuff. I'm writing this post to make you people aware of the photography world and some related fears of the some photographers. Let's take an insight into photography and those fears in detail.
Photography and Videography
Photos and videos are great sources, which enable you to capture the key moments in your life and store them safely. In this way, you can anytime go through your photography stuff and live those moments again. Well, I do take photos on every single precious moment in my life. For instance, birthdays, anniversaries, hangouts, family vacations, and more. I do not forget to carry my DSLR along with me, no matter whether I'm on to my classes, a hangout, club visit, etc.
Photography for me is like a part of my life, which I cannot imagine myself without. I also like making edits in those photos and making them suitable for my personal collection. As far as video and stuff are concerned, they are just space-occupying stuff, which I do not usually get time to watch. I still like to keep them available in my personal collection, as they give thousands of times better recalls of those amazing moments I was a part of.
The Photography Fears
Capturing photos and videos, not only for me, but I hope for you too, is a passion. However, your passion does not always set you free to do anything around without worrying about the people around you and the other stuff that affects your photography. Anyway, the following are the factors that affect your photography and may be the 'so-called' fears for you:
Photography in Public
As I said earlier, taking photos is my passion and I always carry my DSLR along with me. However, taking photos in public is not as easy as taking stills in a wedding ceremony. Well, people around you in public places may not be friendly to you, and they may not like you take their photos. Though you do not capture them intentionally, one of them may come and ask the reasons.
People around you at a public place may not be comfortable with your activities. Even though you are capturing the views around, they may have a perception in their mind that you are capturing them. Therefore, you need to be pretty confident so that you have no public fear. Most importantly, the photographs must not be affected.
Know Your Rights as Photographer
The photographer in you has full rights to capture photos at public places. However, you should not do what people around you have objections on. Although you can still take photos, you will not be called a good photographer if people in your photographs are not looking at you. You should capture them while looking at you or just doing whatsoever they are supposed to do.
In contrast, if you fear taking photos in public, make a habit of doing it every so often. Remind yourself that you have to overcome this fear at the earliest. Go to the beautiful public places and take stills very often. It should not be like that you aim to capture a view, but you cannot because people standing over there may not want you to cover them. Just be comfortable and set the photographer in you free.
Dealing with People Around You
While capturing photos in public, you must be confident enough to do your job. The presence of people around you must not be a hurdle in front of you. If you feel uncomfortable in public and fear taking photos, just go the people and tell them about what you do and why you need these photos. In this way, you can make them as well as yourself comfortable. Subsequently, doing your job will become a lot easier for you.
Furthermore, do not annoy people around you by taking so many photos in similar poses. If they do not like you capturing them, try to avoid their involvement and move on to some other places.
Storage and Management
In addition to taking photos, no matter where you clicked them, you also need to pay attention towards the storage as well as management of all this stuff. Many factors affect your personal collection of photos and videos, including the health of the drive on which they are stored, the security level of your Mac system, and most importantly, you must have a backup.
In the absence of a backup, the data are quite insecure and may get corrupt or lost at any time. Though you can retrieve lost photos and videos with commercial photo recovery software, putting security measures into practice is a wise and productive decision. If possible, prepare a backup on an external hard drive so that you can use the backup as a portable copy of your stuff.
When it comes to using photo recovery software, I recommend using professional software only since you do not want the software to cause any issue instead of getting your lost stuff back to you.