99% of inspiration and creativity and 1% of tech skills. If you invert it you can be a teacher of photography or a technical photographer but you are so far away from being a photographer.
You always have to wake up every morning searching for the right way to find the inspiration you need to breath. Then you feel thirsty to learn always and everything about photography. But the learning process is what you need to achieve your creative plans, that’s all.
I see a lot of famed photographers around every day doing workshops, lessons about any topics and pretending to teach the people that photography is a matter of technical skills.
We need to take a time machine and to go back in time, at least around the 80s or 90s when the inspirational wind was really impressive.
Today we need to teach the young generations that inspiration is what is missing.
In the 90s, at the very beginning of my career I’ve been working as assistant with some great photographers and the most acclaimed ones I can swear, some of them didn’t even know how to fix a flash or to change the lens, but they had the inspiration that changed the way we were looking at the photography and fashion industry in those years.
Today we need it like we need the air to breath.