My Experiences and Tips about Art/Photography

My Experiences and Tips about Art/Photography since i started.

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My personal experiences to be successful: You have to get to know yourself first. Age is just a number young is an attitude so learning is unlimited. Life is hard but if we know who we are and what is our mission in life then we can easily progress to pursue our dreams. Every obstacle is an opportunity, every negative has a positive next to it.

Since i started Photography, i’ve got many Constructive and Unconstructive comments from people who wanted to put me down. Sometimes Strangers or Friends. Most of the time, these people were not Creative at all and others simply jealous! They will find it very hard to congratulate you on your success and will try to put you down in front of others accompanied with negative energy.

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

Believe in yourself, be strong and make the difference between negative and positive things. Some people don’t deserve to be in your life. Share your work on popular photography websites to learn more and to know your Real Potential. Personally if you only share on facebook you will never learn more!

I still remember those who told me that i will never be an Artist or Photographer. They judged me when i started with some unconstructive comments in front of others (Maybe Jealousy). Never judge someome who want to express feelings using Art. Anyone can start doing Photography/Music/Painting/Singing at any age if the person believe and put heart into it! Learning is unlimited.

I taught myself everything I know about Art/Psychology/Computer/Web Security with over 13 years of experience. I also work for some international companies about security issues and create Websites, part time job.

I’ve never taken any courses and i don’t have any Photography/Art Degrees from the best University in the world…  Believe in yourself and put your heart into it!

(The Art Of Capturing Emotion)
Truly Inspiring Self-taught Mauritian Artist Steeven Shaw
shares how Photography changed his life and his three best tips.(The Art Of Capturing Emotion by Steeven Shaw)

Read it here: https://youpic.com/photographytips/40/

What is the most important thing about your Photography?
1.) To see your work in popular magazines to show the world.
2.) *To express your emotions because it’s very important for you*
3.) Just Do It For Fun.

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

Photography is an Art. The Art of doing something that capture Emotion. An Emotion that can make people feel what they never felt before. The little thing that touches your heart deeply. It’s one of the best way to write story about things that cannot be told in words. It’s not just something you hold in your hand to make you look cool or to shoot everything in front of you. Your eyes are the real lenses of your camera controlled with your mind.

animals_covSigns Of Good Pictures: Quality, Creativity, Emotions, Uniqueness. Also Stay True To Yourself!

People always ask me what type of Camera i use! Your Art/Photography don’t depend on the Camera you have but your Feelings, Experiences and Imagination! Your Camera is only to optimize your Image Quality! For your answer it’s a Nikon 7100.

Some photographers still thinks that “Buying a more expensive and bigger lens is going to make you better.”
If you want to learn more then change your mind.

(Award Winning Picture) © Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

I never had a team about my Photography Project but only me and my camera.
Sometimes i see Photography Team, Make-up Team, Light-Team, etc and etc..  But most of the time result are Really Bad and without Creativity or Emotions.

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

“Too many photographers are obsessed with equipment and not the Art.”
You can learn techniques, buy a lot of lenses and expensive camera. But if you don’t understand how to put your own Emotions, Feelings, Creativity then your Photography will never be Powerful and Emotional. Maybe you just want to have fun and look cool with your expensive camera nothing more or you like to attract everyone’s attention.

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

Basically everything starts with curiosity: If you are curious enough, everything will happens by itself. Breaking the rules, that is actually one of the most important things at being self-taught. If you have a combination of special talents, skills and experiences that no one else in this world has, use them to express yourself and help others. This is what creates true happiness.

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

1) Believe in what you do.
Nothing more important than to believe in yourself. Once you believe, no one will be able to stop you but yourself.

2) Do it with your Heart & Mind.
What could be more beautiful than using your heart to do something!
But use your mind also.

3) Learn from mistakes & listen to powerful artists around the world.
We all make mistakes. But the more important is to avoid repeating same mistakes all over again. There are some powerful artists and experienced people around the world who never stop learning because learning is unlimited.

4) Never judge or underestimate someone by their age.
Age is just a number, young is an attitude so learning is unlimited.

5) Make the difference between Constructive and Unconstructive Criticism.
Jealous person will find it very hard to congratulate you on your success! Some people will try to put you down in front of others accompanied with negative energy. You are the only person who can choose the good and the bad. The key is in your hand.

Don’t waste your time and energy worrying about negative people. If you have haters, you’re probably doing something right. Don’t let a small minded person ruin your big dreams!

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

Don’t be afraid to try something new: If you don’t like it then try something else. Critics are everywhere, but you are the only one who can make the best-choice possible. Some people will always hate you for nothing, they don’t deserve to be in your life anyway. Be yourself and enjoy life to the max! Stupid people just accept whatever is given to them and seems to be normal, they don’t really do some research.

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

I will never understand why people do feel the need to be arrogant when they become popular or have learned a few things. They usually view themselves as superior and never admit their mistakes. Seriously, I’ve learned more about Art/Photography and i continue to learn because i understand that i don’t know everything!

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

© Steeven Shaw

(Award Winning Picture)

bann_web“Once you understand how to make small things powerful.
You will do the big things well.”
(Steeven Shaw)

“The simplest things are sometimes more powerful
than you can possibly imagine.”
 (Steeven Shaw)

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  • Vincent

    Many thanks for sharing your experiences! Really help me a lot…

  • Hi, I am passionate photographer and your site is one of the best I’ve came across so far specially in Mauritius. I have a blog called JO (Just Observe) and I believe that observation is an important thing in photography.

    I am an image appreciator and also I love my country, Mauritius. Of course you have various types of photos in your portfolio but actually what attracted me specially in your photos is the way you portray our island. I believe that photography is actually a means to make the world more beautiful in just a click and that’s why people love photos and I believed you made Mauritius even more beautiful now.

    I have just started taking photos for two years and your work really inspires me to progress in that field. One of your section which is ‘Simple Things Project’ had impressed me a lot because I understood that a simple things or objects can convey meanings and emotions in photography.

    “Once you understand how to make small things powerful.
    You will do the big things well.” (Steeven Shaw)

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us Steeven and keep it up with the good work