A SKILL YOU WOULD LOVE TO ACQUIRE; HOW & WHY?
I’ll want to start by defining two major terms; Skill & Acquire. ‘Skill’ for me is the capacity to do well & also a display of art ie. In otherwords, it is the capacity to display art well enough to fit into your taste while ‘To acquire’ here means to own something.
The importance of acquiring skill in this generation cannot be over emphasized as the invention of various machines are rising on an alarming rate to help reduce manpower and make work easier to do. In a time like this, it’s your skill that makes you stand out from the crowd. A lot of people can actually have the same skill and still not be doing the same thing due to the dexterous nature which involves the art of diversifying their various techniques. I’ll be using the skill I’ll love to acquire, Photography, as an example.
There are a whole lot of photographers now but each brand got its own uniqueness irrespective of the fact that it’s all Photography they are doing in terms of the skill they’ve already acquired. Looking at ‘Klala’ as a Photography brand, they do more of wedding shots while ‘GoldCrayon’ as another Photography brand focuses on children & maternity shots. Let me bring it down to the East where I’m from; ‘Latro’ & ‘Eje’ as a brand do both outdoor & indoor shots but the ‘former’ does more of the outdoor nature shots and has a unique way of Colour Grading that makes him stand out while the ‘latter’ does more of indoors and is also into event photography, however they also do have a unique way of editing their works. Now, the reasons I had to go into details is to explain the fact that these their various uniqueness makes their work easily recognizable & stand out from the rest.
The truth is that I didn’t grow up liking this skill though I admired those I saw with camera in occasions at a point in my life but then, I got to realize my love for it with time. Photography for me is an art that involves the capturing of memories for posterity sake and also the capturing of God’s Creations in order to catch a glimpse of how beautiful God is. Photography & its work tends to bring a kind of Joy to people that I can’t really explain & it’s satisfactory to me knowing that this is the result I’ll get when I acquire the skill.
HOW WILL I ACQUIRE THE PHOTOGRAPHY SKILL?
- I will do my best to briskly explain how I’ll go about this because I’ve come to understand that the best time to acquire a skill is in school and most times the schedules can be really tight. However, the first thing I’ll do from now is to watch online tutorials about my skill but since I don’t have a camera of my own, I’ll just get to know the basics and then learn the editing part of it since I’ve got a system with the necessary softwares.
- Secondly, I’ll get to talk with some of my friends who are photographers to send me the raw files of some of the pictures they’ve taken so I could work on them in order to practice what I’m learning from the online tutorials and send it back to them for criticisms & corrections.
- Furthermore, I’ll intern under a professional photographer when movements become legalised again so I’ll have access to a camera which I’ll use to understand ‘the technicalities’ of producing a good shot.
- In addition, I’ll be highly consistent in the steps I’ve chosen to take in order to get to the level where I can now own my own brand.
NOW THE QUESTION AS WHY I’LL LOVE TO ACQUIRE THIS SKILL can be wrapped up by this; It is simply because I would love to do what I have an unending passion for & love doing especially if it brings smiles to faces of people.
importance of acquiring skill in this generation cannot be over emphasized as the invention of various machines are rising on an alarming rate to help reduce manpower and make work easier to do