You may be a photographer, but are you an artist?

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

"'When you push the shutter and take a photo, you’re a photographer ... but are you an artist?' asks photographer Roger Ballen. 'As an artist, I use photography as a medium to express my artistic vision.'

"In the 3-minute video ... by COOPH, Ballen offers 7 thoughts to help you become both a photographer and an artist.

"Ballen is a celebrated American photographer who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. His photos are often referred to as 'dark,' and he says his images refer to the 'shadow side' of humanity."

Read more, and see the video, from here.