Owning A Cam Doesn’t Make One A Photographer

Ouch! Even though it’s crass we all agree with this line. But then, what is it that makes one a great photographer? Come, let’s learn it from a veteran wedding photographer Adrian McDonald who happened to capture a few pictures of children playing around his house.

Like any other day, Adrian was taking photos of nature in his courtyard when he heard chuckles coming from his neighbourhood. Captivated by the gleeful laughter, he went on to discover a couple of kids swinging, and playing with their toys. And there he got it — the most outstanding pictures he had ever captured in his life.

Adrian’s photos were not only loved across the globe but were also put up by the popular news blog, the Huffington Post. When asked about does he hope for before taking capturing an image, he said, “I hope the image warms the heart of those who see it.” Isn’t it amazing?

Take a look at these caught in the moment snaps showing innocent little kids enjoying the time of their childhood which cannot be missed as Adrian has already captured it: Jamaican Photographer Who Captured Childhood In Just A Few Clicks

Hope Quotes:

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.
~ Emily Dickinson


Why I still don’t find anything wrong in the ‪#‎VogueEmpower‬ Video

India’s popular fashion magazine Vogue India released a video in support of it’s campaign Women Empowerment. Bollywood’s top best actress Deepika Padukone was featured in the film along with 98 other women. The lyrics penned down by Kersi Khambatta were misinterpreted by audience as it failed to portray the women behind each thought. The video directed by Homi Adajania was severely criticized by the nation, and the actress who was once known for her smartness became a target of mockery overnight.

Take a look:

While many stood against the film due to its two controversial lines, this is how I viewed it and showed my support.

Line 1 ~ My choice; to have your baby or not
They heard Deepika Padukone’s voice. I heard these women:
– A married woman forced by her husband and family to have a kid.
– A rape victim not wanting to carry her rapist’s child in her womb.
– A forcefully married lesbian, impregnated by her husband.
To have a baby or not, ‪#‎TheirChoice‬.

– A young girl who got pregnant not because she and her beloved boyfriend were ignorant but because the condom accidentally broke. If she chooses to be a single mother inspite of the challenges that lie ahead of her, it’s ‪#‎HerChoice‬.

Motherhood is a very beautiful experience. The mother-infant bond is incredible. After delivering a baby, a woman not only changes mentally and emotionally but physically too. It’s not easy to be a mother. A woman goes through a lot of pain before and after having a baby. In the end, it’s all worth it.

If someone doesn’t want to experience this. Why judge them? Why force them? Why stop them from speaking for themselves?

Line 2 ~ To have sex outside marriage; to not have sex, my choice.
They heard Deepika’s voice. I heard these women:
– A married woman whose man disappeared after having kids to be a saint leaving her all alone without her consent, without divorce.
– A woman who married a gay man because she found a lifelong friend in him. (Remember Janet from film Fashion?)
– A woman in open marriage with her husband.

If these women choose to have sex outside marriage why shall we who believe in monogamy and fidelity judge, restrict and question them?

The ‪#‎VogueEmpower‬ video may have failed to portray whose thoughts it’s actually conveying; in the end it’s also how you see it.