A brush in the hand of a paintings, chisel in the hands of a sculptor, clay in the hands of a pother, so is the camera in the hands of a photographer.
A brush in the hands of an amateur does not make him a great painter neither does a chisel makes an amateur a great sculptor. It is the artist who can paint great paintings with a simple brush. It is the sculptor who can make a great sculptures with a simple chisel. A camera in the hands of an amateur does not make him a great photographer. It is the great photographer who can create a great images with a simple camera.
Photography, more than anything is an art, for the images are not created by the camera but by the vision of the photographer. A camera is just an instrument to translate the vision into reality. As one of the greatest photographer said “the last thing you need to take a picture is a camera.
Each photograph has a story. It tells the reality of the moment when it has been taken. The reality may appear different from different view point to different people. A photographer is the person who can bring the reality, which is hidden and unseen by most of the people, on the film. It requires the vision of an artist to see what is unseen. This vision makes a photographer great.
A photograph can be as appealing and impressing as a painting, story or poem because it can capture the very essence of reality and imagination.