The Nine to Five Artist in Every Profession

The 9 to 5 job schedule inherently creates a monotony in life. People are so much engrossed in their busy lives that they have forgotten the real artist in them, the real creative soul. This article is for those, who are in their regular 9 to 5 jobs, but somewhere deep down inside, they are unsatisfied. Since technology is one big change in today’s world, it is the job of many of us to sit in front of a computer screen all day and living virtual lives.

They say art doesn’t go along well with the science. It is not like they don’t get along. It is just like, they are so different from each other. One is emotions driven and the other one is logic driven. If you put all your time in one thing, obviously the other one will get suppressed.

Art doesn’t go along well with the science. It is not like they don’t get along. It is just like, they are so different from each other. If you put all your time in one thing, obviously the other one will get suppressed.

Hidden Artist? Why should I care

There is so much struggle for the livelihood that people don’t get time to do anything apart from the work. The creator didn’t create us to do monotonous work, society did. We all are creative by nature.

The creator didn’t create us to do monotonous work, society did.

Art is something which triggers feelings and emotions, enhances them. It connects you with the real beauty of the world. It is out of any logic and reasoning. Being artistic is the way of living life creatively, experimenting with something new, expressing your emotions via various ways like music, doing something which gives you inner satisfaction. If you are settled in your life and have become financially stable, I guess you have figured out by now that money does not provide the real happiness. Get creative and you will find out how many possible ways are there to diverge and move your life forward. The artist in you finds out that the world is actually not that bad. You’ll find life beautiful, and moreover, you will have something interesting to indulge in other than the basic life schedule.

What should I do about it and how

First of all, don’t leave your job 🙂 It is not about pursuing an art career and becoming an artist by profession. Just find one thing where you can create something, implement an idea, express your emotions and your perspective without saying anything. Many choose painting, drawings, photography, music, dance etc as ways of expressing their emotions. Whereas a whole lot of them find themselves getting artistic even in small things like cooking and writing. The real sense here is not a profession, it is more about trying something different and expanding boundaries of your thoughts. People even become artistic with their regular work.

The Artist

The Artist

All you have to do is, to do something which gives you happiness. Well, everybody says that, but we don’t know where to start, right? Here are few things you should try to find out what you are passionate about:

  • Spend some time alone, take a walk, try a solo travel. That will give you some time to think and analyse on what do you want to do.
  • Visit some art galleries, music concerts, dance classes and get inspired about doing something extracurricular.
  • Start doing something, moreover finish something you started. Many people try something and leave it in between. Don’t do that, try to finish it. Sometimes, the result inspires you the most.
  • Be brave to try new ideas. If you want to learn something new. Make a schedule of doing it regularly and stick to it.
  • Share your work with the world. Post it on the internet and write about it. Don’t underestimate the worth of your creation. Just share it regardless of someone likes it or not.

My Story

I am a software engineer by profession, specifically a programmer. My life was stuck in the black and white screen of code. Though I was able to produce incredible results, there was something which started to degrade within me, the creativity. That was when I started to learn photography. It was not like I didn’t love programming. It was my passion, it still is. But I started something for my peace of mind, as a hobby, photography & travelling.
I found fun in clicking pictures since my childhood, so I just started learning how to take good photographs. It has been around 5 years since I started photography. Used to learn it during free time especially on weekends. Though on weekdays, I still do regular work like everybody does.

Photographer cum Traveller

Photographer cum Traveller

Photography and travel are something which has made my life a lot more interesting. I found a lot of change in myself because of this. Life seemed more balanced than ever before. Started seeing a lot more aspects to it. The best thing happened was, it even increased my interest in my regular job. I became little creative with my work too.
Music is something which also stimulates my emotions. I don’t have a singing soul, but I love to listen to instrumentals. So recently, I started learning piano. An extra skill doesn’t hurt, right?


It is about ecstasy, doing something not for earning, but for flourishing your inner wellbeing. It is a great way to spice up your dull life. You learn to value your life and start being grateful for everything you have. Practising any form of art makes you a better person each day. There is something for everybody which stimulates the inner mind, be it paintings, books, music, theatre, acting. Whatever it is, take the first step into it and you’ll find out the way. One doesn’t need to see the whole staircase to take the first step. Sometimes, it is just fine to be ignorant of the rest of the path. Many of us usually start something new after analyzing in detail. That is just over thinking. Which never lets you take the first step. So think, but do not over think.

One doesn’t need to see the whole staircase to take the first step. Sometimes, it is just fine to be ignorant of the rest of the path.

Cover photo by Anurag Gupta

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20 Reasons not to date a Photographer

In conjunction to my previous post 20 Reasons to date a Photographer, here is the next post on “20 Reasons not to date a photographer”.
Dating a photographer is not easy. Here are the 20 reasons you should know before proposing or accepting proposal from a photographer.

Here are the 20 Reasons not to date a Photographer

1. They do not care about Rules

Photographers are known for their habit of breaking rules. Trespassing to any abandoned building or any restricted area is not rare. They often put themselves in a situation, realizing later that they are not supposed to do that.

2. They don’t travel light

So if you ask them to bring their camera along, you are asking them to bring his Tripod, Flash, Cleaners and few additional lenses with them.

3. They are control freaks

Getting a portrait from them is not easy. They will try to control you, your gestures, face expressions and pretty much everything. Because every minor detail matters, and asking for one portrait means 10 different portraits.

4. They are too honest about your looks

Well, do not expect any photographer boyfriend or girlfriend for an insincere compliment, not even to make you feel happy. They are way too honest about what they think of your looks. So if they says that you look fat or your hairs look dull, they really mean it!

5. Romantic sunsets will not be romantic anymore

The non-photographer sighs and says, “Ah, this is so beautiful”
The photographer sighs and says, “F/8 at 1/8th of a second”

6. You’ll never enjoy fresh cooked meals

That is because they will spend initial 10 minutes for getting the right shot of it. After all, every photographer begins its career as a food photographer.

7. They will be annoyed , if your friend compliments the camera they own, not their photography skills

So you’ll often hear the words “Camera doesn’t matter” from them

8. If you use Auto mode, they will laugh at you.

Try programmed auto mode instead 🙂

9. They won’t be in most of your family and vacation pictures

You’ll have a hard time to prove you both were on a vacations together because they’ll be clicking most of pictures without being themselves in front of the camera.

10. Your have to be extra careful about handling their gear

Or you owe them thousands of dollars if you accidentally break their stuff.

11. If they are looking deep into your eyes, don’t be fooled.

They are probably thinking about the best angle.

12. They are weird and dirty.

They won’t think twice about lying down on ground when it comes to taking a shot, and they won’t care how they behave when they have a camera in hand.


13. They will often put you in awkward situations.

If they find an interesting light passing by a street, they’ll beg you to pose for them in public, just to get a beautiful shot. So be ready to be a subject, and yes, like always, do not expect them to send you the picture.

14. You’ll spend about a third of your life waiting around for them to get just the right angle!

🙂 🙂 🙂

15. If you are on long walk together, be prepared to stop after every 10 steps.

16. They’ll stare others in public.

If they are staring too much on any girl or boy in public, don’t worry, there is nothing dirty going on in their mind. They are just imagining the photo they would take. Either way, this doesn’t make it less embarrassing though.

17. They’ll always point out mistakes in your family photos

And if they don’t, that means they are not just saying it to you

18. Photographers are always lusting after somebody else’s equipment.

No comments on this 🙂

19. You’ll feel jealous sometimes.

Because they will spend their most of time with more cool people like models, designers and artists

20. They prefer walking

And they will drag you into this 🙂

20 Reasons to Date a Photographer

Photographers are the most creative and out of the box breed you will ever find. They love cameras, light! Unlike others, they can see world differently. They are not the boring kind, they are the creative kind. These are not actually their inborn qualities, it is the camera which teaches them how to see, and yes, people around them are influenced by them. In fact intentionally or unintentionally, they have an effect on others, kind of impression. And if you are dating a photographer, you can be the luckiest one in your friend circle.
Not sure why?? Here are the 20 reasons why you should date a Photographer

Here are the 20 reasons why you should date a Photographer

1. You’ll never miss a moment

Even if there is nothing interesting going on, it is a photographer’s habit of pressing shutter at least once a while. So you’ll never miss a moment. At some time, you’ll find a full photo record of that part of your life.

2. You’ll get to travel a lot

Photographers are meant to travel, It is their job. So if you are dating a photographer, you’ll get to travel and explore new places occasionally.

3. You’ll feel much beautiful than ever

Well, you are the closest one to him, and you’ll be on the top of his model list. You’ll see yourself differently every day, he can make you feel special and much beautiful than you ever felt

4. They know about latest fashion and trends

Photographers know what is the latest trend going on, whether it is gadgets, cameras or clothes. So if you are going shopping with a photographer, you don’t have to worry about getting a wrong thing.

5. They are very social.

Most of photographers are very social, not self centered. They will talk a lot, they have their own lovely senses. So if you are dating a photographer, don’t be nervous when he is talking to your sister or parents, they’ll love talking to him.

6. You’ll never get bored.

They always have something interesting to talk about

7. In case of any family event, you always have a backup photographer

Even if you have hired a photographer for your cousin’s wedding, your partner will be there, for free , snapping around for the fun of it. Or because he can’t help himself. Either way, the photos are covered.

8. They can give great technical advice.

Especially when your friend is going to get a new camera.

9. You’ll not feel fear facing the camera anymore.

He won’t skip a day without clicking, so if you are with him, get used to face the camera. And yes, do not pose, he’ll hate that, just be natural when he is clicking.

10. You’ll always get an excuse for shopping.

Photography is an expensive hobby or profession. His photography gear is much more expensive than your clothes, phones or even your car. So there are less chances of negotiation on shopping if you two get married.

11. You’ll spend more time together.

You just have to say, “I got a new dress, will you do a portrait shoot for me”. And he’ll spend hours with you.

12. He’ll talk less about sports and action movies.

They have much better and nice things to talk about, and obviously ladies, talking about nature and sunsets is always better than action movies 🙂

13. Selecting birthday gifts will be easier than ever.

Just pickup any accessory or even a photobook, there is no chance he won’t love it.

14. They will help you see world differently.

That’s because it is in their blood to look for different perspective. and obviously, he is going to share it with you.

15. You Facebook profile will always look fresh and interesting.

Well, Comments are useless on this 🙂

16. You’ll always remember dishes you tried on your date.

That’s because he’ll always click the picture of dishes first before you start. And yes, do not make him angry by touching the dish until he get his picture.

17. They’ll never get late on a date

It is their natural inclination to be on time. If he can get on time for a sunrise, reaching on time for a date is not a big deal.

18. It is easy to make him smile in hard times.

If he is angry or sad, just say something nice about his latest work.

19. Great sense of security

You will always have a sense of security with him as he often keeps a Tripod with him, and that can be easily used as a weapon.

20. Lucky sometimes

They are often mistaken as media person, so sometimes you can be lucky to be treated as VIP with him


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