50 Reasons not to Date a Photographer

50 Reasons not to Date a Photographer

  1. They rather hold their bulky camera, than hold hands with you.
  2. On a romantic date, you’ll watch the sun go down and think “Wow this is gorgeous” and they’ll go “mirror lock, tripod, and stop down f/8 at 1/125.”
  3. You’ll never be able to enjoy tv, movies, or magazines because they’ll point out all the visual flaws.
  4. They like to sit in obscure coffee shop and voyeuristically watch people for great lengths of time.
  5. If you’re taking a walk outside and you come across some “interesting light” they will make you sit/stand/pose in public so that they can take a photo.
  6. You’ll never get to enjoy freshly cooked meals because they’ll spend 15 minutes taking 20 variations of the same dish with their iPhone.
  7. They get angry when your friends go up to them and say “I am interested in photography, can you recommend a good camera for me?  Nothing professional I just want to take pretty pictures.”
  8. You’ll wait longer for them to finish analyzing art in a museum than you’ll wait at the dmv
  9. Same goes with old used bookstores.
  10. When you think they’re giving you their undivided attention, they’re really wondering how they could fix you with a little Clone Tool and Patch Tool.
  11. Or they are actually using you to not look so creepy as they people watch everything going on around you.
  12. They rather drop $1,000+ on new glass than a purse for you.
  13. You can’t take a photo with them without taking at least five more.
  14. If you ask them if you look fat, they’ll say “don’t worry I can photoshop you later.”
  15. They’ll never photoshop something simple for you if the content is not up to their “standards.”
  16. That photo they randomly took of you yesterday?  Good luck getting them to send it to you.
  17. They spend all their time on the computer (and not for porn.)
  18. They can’t have a normal conversation with throwing acronyms and random numbers.
  19. They still use film cameras.
  20. They spend a lot of time with people cooler than you i.e. models, actors, musicians, successful rich people.
  21. They’ll be fussy over the position of a common household object, like a coffee cup.
  22. They won’t return your calls or text messages, but you can bet they’re still posting pics on Instagram.
  23. They like watching old films that you’ve never heard or will ever understand.
  24. They like looking at weird things in general.
  25. Instead of having penis-envy, they have camera-gear-envy.
  26. If there’s a natural disaster in a far away land, they’re already on a plane going over there.
  27. Everything is watermarked.
  28. They think everyone else’s photos suck.
  29. They want to color correct a lot of scenes from Twilight and Jersey Shore.
  30. They hate rainbows, especially ones spinning in a circle.
  31. Whenever you’re in a group talking and the conversation goes deep, they’re taking notes in some form of Moleskine.
  32. They use over priced Moleskine notebooks.
  33. They like trespassing into old abandoned buildings filled with health hazards.
  34. They always want to show a new photo they took, but don’t really care if you like it or not.
  35. They hate your n00bie friend’s new artsy profile picture.
  36. Bright, sunny days make them sad, but cloudy, overcast days are apparently great!
  37. They’ll take you into places that have “culture” as well a high chance of getting mugged.
  38. Your birthday present will be a portrait that they’ve taken of you.
  39. You can’t go anywhere new without them stopping to take a photo of everything and anything.
  40. They will always bug you to be a test subject.
  41. Nothing can ever be naturally pretty, everything must be fixed in Photoshop.
  42. Bringing their camera means, bringing 50lbs of equipment.
  43. If you break any of their things on accident, you’ll owe them thousands of dollars.
  44. You can’t get them a birthday/Christmas present without spending at least $500
  45. They are natural hoarders, collecting and keeping piles of old newspapers, packaging, magazines, and other things that “inspire” them.
  46. They are weird and geeky.
  47. They have hard drives of photos, but probably have printed 10 images.
  48. They are always secretly judging your creativity.
  49. If you’re ever in auto mode, they laugh at you.
  50. They orgasm every time they learn a new lighting technique(this ones is the best).


courtesy : http://notastarvingartist.com/      — A lovely Blog !!




A sum-ups of some of the very best quotes flooded over the net, some of them are realy gud…..have a look !!

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light… I just take pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent


1. “ You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

Full awareness of what makes a good photo is essential in taking great photographs.

2. “ Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Looking upon your photos as if you were looking at them through someone else’s eyes is a good way to give yourself constructive criticism.

3. “ Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy

4. “ Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt

When the world is your canvas, so to speak, you need your tools with you to capture everything around you. Making a  habit of always carrying a camera with you is a good thought—you will never suffer the regret of wishing you had.

5. “ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham

Never be fully satisfied with what you’ve done.Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured.


6. “ You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

7. “ If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up. – Garry Winogrand
How often have you seen a photo that is missing something, thinking, “This is a good photo but I’d make it different somehow.”? Sometimes small things make a big difference.
8. “ I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good. – Anonymous


9. “ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams

10. “It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get. – Timothy Allen – On editing photos

Editing photos can often be the most difficult but also the most satisfying part. You may see things you did not notice previously.

11. “A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.” -Arnold Newman12.
12. “Pictures, regardless of how they are created and recreated, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call the eyenology (seeing).” -Henri Cartier-Bresson
13. “The word ‘art’ is very slippery. It really has no importance in relation to one’s work. I work for the pleasure, for the pleasure of the work, and everything else is a matter for the critics.” -Manuel Alvarez Bravo
14. “People say photographs don’t lie, mine do.”-David LaChapelle

15. “You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus” – Mark Twain


16 “A painter starts with nothing and keeps adding things till he ends up with the perfect picture. A photographer starts with everything and takes things away till he has the perfect picture”

Best Quotes about photography worth knowing

So… Its Gonna be Kickboxing next !!

Wow..what a wonderful feeling when u see the ring !!

It reminds me of Glory, Passion, Survival, Courage and of-course Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky(def. one of the mine all time best and fav movies to watch).
Its an amazing feeling, guess and just imagine the feeling when you train and enter the ring.When the croud applauds.Mickey Rourke’s “The Wrestler” reminds me of that http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1125849/

Went to this kickboxing “class” on Saturday with a dear friend of mine and the vibrations that we got were extraordinary and something out of this world.I def. look forward to start in the coming weeks and carrying on. Lol even when i asked the coach for i trial class…the guy told… therez no trial..just the ring for all the purposes.Its not a car that you need a test trive, its your body and the ring and your stamina.But this art is to be learned and i have this feeling and belief, i’m gonna enjoy a lot.Physical fitness is something that i have fallen in love with since a couple of years .

It started with Yoga coz of a friend of mine( accepting she was hot so i said yes), then started weight training with a so close friend of mine and now we r not even in contact.. he left working out and i tried to pull anyhow during my college days.Then came Swimming and now its time for “Kickboxing”.

Thing will go on , sands of time will flow, you will be busy with so many stuffs.If its important to you you will find out a way, otherwise you will defenately find out an excuse(lots of work, not slept last night, tired, skipd my meals). You just need to find an inspiration in everything in life that you wish to keep doing.Even for working out i get my inspiration from a guy who use to come to this gym near my college at 5.30-5.45, he didn’t had his right hand but i salute that man’s courage & beliefs to make it to the gym every morning. When-ever i feel down or i try to skip my routine, that guy pushes to me to just go to the temple(Gym) and push yourself.

Something these things go on on me to such an extent that it worries me….working out in fever, swimming early in the morning when you know its cold and you could land up in trouble.
But taking chances has been one of my best bets since a year,whether its just coming to office for a dear friends b’thdy when the “Big Brother” knows you’re out and then hiding when you see him comming or just luckily switching -of ur phone when you realize you just messgd “Big Brother” rather than to your friend(tat too a msg cursing “Big Brother”). But it was fun….nd thank god for saving me thousands of times and being by my side a lack times.

Recently a mentor suggester me to start painting, i asked him why and he gave me enough reasons to start with. I woke u next morning, first thing that came into my mind was my dream and i painted that.
I felt so blessed, so relieved and every morning i wake up i look at that painting and it fills me with energy and pushes me to keep trying and doing new things. Hope what i painted comes into picture soo very soon.

That reminds me of a quote i read recently —– “It starts with a Dream…Dream creates desires,Desire create Determination, which leads us to our ‘so’ called Destiny”.

At times in life even gratitude helps, have changed a lot since these 15 months i passed out of this college..gratitude has gone into my bloods.This positive change has made me strong, the thirst for learning and growing has grown king Size.

It just takes a moment, and the whole life changes; It just takes a chance, guts and the whole philosophy of life goes on a toss and changes. Have done something, that could change my ways thinking and life, hope to see the fruits of that extra-ordinary success soo very soon.
This reminds me of of my fav quotes…

“when i stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that i would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ” I used everything you gave me””

Home Sweet Home

It has been more than 3 weeks i went back home . . . .went back home but left my mind & heart there…

why does it happens everytime . . . .home is always “Home Sweet Home ” .It could be a new theory even.

U never wanna come back, wherever life takes u..home will be home and that too the most adorable one. How quickly days pass by and a last when the day comes for bid adieu, it becomes so difficult…. !

It is said good time passes by so quickly and bad times sweeps like sand in the hourglass…. and as a golden rule it’s true everytime.12 golden days @ home and if god can buy some time.. how great and lovely will it be…

Kashi & Sarnath visit, 2 marriages, grandparents home-visit, drives, parents anniversary,  and all days in fever and at last but never the least  love the most precious one…. miss those days when i was a kid. . .ask anythig from mom n dad….n u get it almost instantanious….at that moment when possible…

those night drives….ice creams at night after almost an hours drive…..waiting for Sundays to go out (that thing is same till now 🙂 )some feelings and memories remain forever and drive you always….. fill you up with energy when you feel lost !! Makes you feel so blessed.

Went to kashi this time, so adorable place ,its always good to know your roots , know your history and culture,

its always good to get closer to that ‘superpower’, the power who at time feel like drives you, you try too hard but things do not happen, at time when you sleep at home or don’t do anything things fall into your lap and that too in place that makes you wonder and think ” How do things Happen”.

I still remember landing to the doorsteps of Ogilvy and Mather for an Advertising Intern in my 3rd year of college at Gurgaon and when everything kickstarts, you cannot move on….you cannot go on…. !!Completing a Graphic and Web Design intern at Pagalguy.com. Things get confirm just a day before when college has dusshera holidays and bang….i’m in Mumbai next day….with so good souls and people around.

It has also been more than 3 weeks i dinn’t workd out…. 2 weeks of fever, cold and all.

U feel like crap…every morning you wake up you feel like working out but the body doesn’t says yes. When you break your routine….don’t feel like eating ..maybe coz u know….its not gonna help apart frm keeping you moving and alive. Specially when you work out, you feel like eating a lot, quality food, no cheating with routine and when you eat you feel its gonna hit your muscles or maybe its worth it  whatever you eat.

But when you don’t work out its like why am i eating it…its not gonna help…u can’t imagine its gonna be beneficial for you…..its gonna not repair your muscles any more. Everything becomes a crap whatever you eat. You don’t enjoy eating…..it makes you worry whatever u take it.

Would like to share some pictures from kashi….the place is lovely. . .a must visit !!May the wind be always at my back and Sun upon my Face 🙂


The World Traveller

So many thots running down d mind at d same time…so many stuffs to do……

Priorities on mind….every shot to take.

One of the things that comes first into my mind is travel, travel and travel

Very recently one of my colleague went to Malaysia, this made me to jot down the places i  wish to travel very very soon…..

Places i  wish to travel

1. France  : First and foremost…and it has to be ..

2.Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart

3.Venice, Milan, Rome

4. Madrid

5. Moscow, St. Petersburg,

6. Cairo

7. Cape town, Durban,

8. Bangkok

9.Singapore, Kuala lumpur


11. Rio de janeiro, Salvador

12. Athens

13. Switzerland

14. London

15. Manchester, Liverpool, Glasglow

16. Mexico city

17. Miami, Las Vegas, New York

18. Bahamas

19. Vancouver

20. Wellington, Auckland……

21. At last but not the least..my India.

The list is still on…..and d dreams r on !!

Live d moment..take d every shot of life….u never know what will work for you 🙂

Being wise at office

2 nice office stories to share  :

Story # 1

It`s a fine sunny day in the forest and a lion is sitting outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.

Fox: “Do you know the time, because my watch is broken”

Lion: “Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you”

Fox: “Hmm… But it`s a very complicated mechanism, and your big claws will only destroy it even more”

Lion: “Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed”

Fox: “That`s ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with great claws cannot fix complicated watches”

Lion: “Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed”

The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and the lion continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased with himself.

Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the sun.

Wolf: “Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because mine is broken”

Lion: “Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you”
Wolf: “You don`t expect me to believe such rubbish, do you? There is no way that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV”

Lion: “No problem. Do you want to try it?”

The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back with a perfectly fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed.

Scene :

Inside the lion`s cave. In one corner are half a dozen small and intelligent looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated work with very detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge lion looking very pleased with himself.

Moral :


Management Lesson

In the context of the working world :


Story # 2

It`s a fine sunny day in the forest and a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter.. Along comes a fox, out for a walk.

Fox: “What are you working on?”
Rabbit: “My thesis.”
Fox: “Hmm… What is it about?”
Rabbit: “Oh, I`m writing about how rabbits eat foxes.”

Fox: “That`s ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don`t eat foxes!”

Rabbit: “Come with me and I`ll show you!”

They both disappear into the rabbit`s burrow. After few minutes, gnawing on a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes typing.

Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.

Wolf: “What`s that you are writing?”
Rabbit: “I`m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves.”

Wolf: “you don`t expect to get such rubbish published, do you?”

Rabbit: “No problem. Do you want to see why?”

The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.

Finally a bear comes along and asks, “What are you doing?

Rabbit: “I`m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat bears.”

Bear: “Well that`s absurd ! ”

Rabbit: “Come into my home and I`ll show you”

Scene :

As they enter the burrow, the rabbit introduces the bear to the lion.



Management Lesson

In the context of the working world:


Happy B’thdy Surprise…but the other side !!

May 20th 12.01:01 pm in the nite : Sleeping….(i called up….did i lie….not really 😛 )

10.45 am in the office : 

Happy b’thdy to me…Happy B’thdy to me…

Happy b’thdy to dear Sonal …happy bthdy to me !!

How often does it happens…..’one’ calls up on a birthday and sings for herself!!

Gosh … it was really amazing….really..swear….what comes in d mind when something like this happens..??

1. A prank by a dear friend whom u share most of the thots.

2. Airtel calls….yak yak yak.

3. wait a minute….somebody just said sonal……it cannot be fake for god sake.

and finally my whole day was amazing…just amazing…one of the best days of the year to remember.

Most days of the year are unremarkable. They begin, and they end, with no lasting memories made in between. Most days have no impact on the course of a life. May 20th was a Friday. 

A Birthdy for u and a suprise gift for me…awww…that was sooo cute !!

And such a lovely B’thdy….soo many nice thots….. absolutely loved what you did on ur b’tdy…..!! I.M.P.R.E.S.S.I.V.E

Wish i was there on ur b’thdy !!neawayz..

Always Keep Smiling and Always be the reason of someones smiles :))

Know what u’r worth for !!

Just came across a really nice story !! and wud lik to share !

here it goes..

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a 1000-note. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this  1000 note?” Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this note to one of you but first let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the note up. He then asked, “Who still wants it?”. Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?”. And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?”

Still the hands went into the air. “My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth  1000. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!

MORAL of the Story: Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams

a 5 min management course :)

The 5 Minute Management Course

Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.”

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.

After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that?” “It was Bob the next

door neighbor,” she replies. “Great,” the husband says, “did he sayanything about the $800 he owes me?”

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a

position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:

A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an

accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?”

The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.”

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”

Moral of the story:

If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish.” “Me first! Me first!” says the admin clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.”

Puff! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Puff!

He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing?” The eagle answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:

To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?”

replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:

BullShit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

Lesson 6

A little bird was flying south for the Winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:

(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.

(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!

Finally Brought a SLR :)

The first thought that came into my mind when i brought this cute slr was wat’s next.

I have always made some or the other promises to myself.

Waise initially i was going for NIKON D3000 but when this Hunk from nikon came (NIKON D3100) i was damm impressed but the difference of around 8K in the market from its CANON counterpart made me think again.

And finally nearly after 10 weeks of this and that, thinking and reviewing ….i brought CANON 100oD. And i must say its a absolute pleasure to use it.

I’m curently in Bangalore, So Canon Image Lounge at Brigade Road, helped me a lot in choosing a SLR.

My budget was below 27K so i knew that Canon’s 1000D suited me best with some money in pocket for extra lenses and a tripod.

So, there it is ….Will post some pics soon.

Cheers to Life !!