I have asked myself a question many times but seem not to get to a solid answer. The question is, “What makes me a photographer? Is it the camera or myself?”
Some weeks back on our rice farm, I took a couple of nice shots. Upon getting back from the farm, I realized my camera isn’t working anymore. I ignored it because I was tired and would not be shooting anything again for some weeks. I got the battery charged though.
About a week ago, I picked up my camera for another shoot. It wasn’t turning on. I tried several methods and even went online for a solution. I found that lots of other photographers have similar situation…. To cut long story short, my camera is dead and I have no gear for taking new photographs now.
The question at the beginning now knocks at me. Without my camera, “am I a photographer?”