In a move that could potentially win over Facebook’s largest demographic, that of wannabe photographers clicking random pictures with DSLR cameras and posting them on their own “photography” pages on Facebook, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently opened an account on Instagram, has now launched his own photography page as well.
The page, titled “Narendra Modi Photography” in keeping with the trend, will feature high quality pictures shot by the Prime Minister himself, using his DSLR camera. The page already has a photo of the PM clicking away in Fiji as its profile picture.
Needless to say, the PM’s new move has generated enormous interest, particularly on Facebook. Apart from the usual comments that he’s the best PM in the world, the photo received a large number of queries from wannabe photographers on technical aspects. While some inquired about the lens, others asked if it was a natural photo or if it was post-processed with more color. Some even asked if it was a Canon or a Nikon and went on to inquire about shutter speed, aperture settings etc.
While the PM is yet to respond to the technical queries, he did convey his excitement about this new initiative to The UnReal Times. “When Mark Zuckerberg came over to India recently, I’d asked him how to continue remaining popular despite Facebook’s ridiculous new policies regarding ads and sponsored posts that kill virality. It was then that he suggested that despite all the mess, Facebook’s largest user group, that of people posting pictures shot on DSLR cameras, is very much thriving and showing no signs of slowing down.”
“For now I’ve just put a cover pic with the page’s title and a profile picture of me with my DSLR,” the PM added. “But going forward, I will definitely emulate the masses, by clicking pictures of an isolated a tree, a puppy, an old lady, an empty bench on a park, a little girl in ghagra-choli and so on.”
The PM signed off by confessing that photography has always been a huge passion of his. “After all, a PHOTO is nothing but Phenomenally High, Outstanding, Tremendous Operation,” he grinned.