At some point in life, everyone feels they have a photographer inside them. People quit their run-of-the-mill jobs to become the next Ansel Adams. Some might actually be talented, while others... not so much. Here are the 7 phases every wannabe photographer goes through:

 

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This one is more common in girls than in guys. For some strange reason, girls click innumerous pictures of their feet. The group pictures of their friends consist of flip flops, stilettos, sneakers and the like.

 

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We all know someone who ALWAYS takes pictures of food. It makes sense if you're having something absolutely brilliant everyone needs to see(a panda shaped cake maybe?) but no one cares about those leftover fries, seriously.

 

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Suddenly, you start seeing the whole world in Black and White. You even capture the most colorful of situations in black and white. At this point, color starts hurting your eyes and people start worrying about you.

 

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Congratultions! You've learned how to use Photoshop. But, that does not mean you have to edit everything! Many a times people spoil perfectly good pictures by over-editing.

 

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The only difference between most "self-portraits" and "selfies" is that the former is clicked with a DSLR. Everyone goes through a little self-obsession. So, self-portrait to the rescue since it is a respectable form of a selfie.

 

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So, you've finally learnt to toy around with shutter speed. Does that mean you should go overboard and annoy your friends with the 196858667 experimental pictures you took? No. But, you're not going to listen anyway so, go ahead.

 

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At this point, you might find yourself saying, "I need to capture everything!" or "My camera is my window to the world". Well, you've boarded the crazy train. You'll be taking pictures of anything and everything within your field of vision. From this stage, there's hardly any coming back.