Looking for a beautiful career? Use your creative instincts and become a professional photographer. Now a days, it has become a major profession worldwide and opportunities in this sector are plenty in numbers. Also it is a very competitive site to play your roll. Start from a little room, live your passion and dreams, try hard. Day after tomorrow, success will be yours.
1. Grab your Camera:
At the very beginning of your career, you may not know many things. But you have to try and gather knowledge. At first know about various cameras and forget about you fancy handy digital toy camera. Research a lot about the components that you need. Then buy a camera.
There are many entry level brand new professional cameras available in the market. You can also buy used camera in a good condition which will cut your budget to a small amount.
2. Learning the basics:
Before you go for your first Photo shoot, take your time and read a lot about your camera. Know what error may come for what action, learn to change the lenses in a glance.
Read the manual that comes with the camera carefully. It will help you to understand the usable features of your camera. Also make sure you know about the other instruments that you need for photography like lenses, camera flashes, tripod etc.
3. Developing your skills by practicing:
Practice makes a man perfect. You have to practice a lot to be accurate in photo sessions. Forget about the shutter count, take as many snaps as you can everyday. Go to beautiful sites, hit the streets and enhance your skills.
4. Search for latest technology and tips for camera:
There are lots of articles, magazines and tabloids on photography. Research them regularly to make yourself up to date with the current world. It will widen your views and angles of your career.
Don’t confine yourself in only reading. Apply them to your experiments and get the best output from there.
5. Using editing software:
Editing photos is a prime thing for a successful photography. Sometimes you may see small defects in a beautiful photograph. But don’t worry. You can fix that by these editing software.
6. Find your type:
Try to find out the kind of photography that suits you. There are many kinds of photography like portrait, sports, wedding etc. Find out the area of photography in your advantage and rehearse it properly.
Getting into Business:
1.Make a portfolio:
To build up a successful business, you must make a good portfolio to show others. Highlight your talents in a professional way to others.
Contact with local agencies or any person nearer to you for modeling. Offer them some free prints or gifts for their time. With these pictures you a manage a good impression to others.
Find a well known professional photographer in your reach and get an internship with him. It will help you to get practical experience. Also go to many events with him. It will give you recognition to others which will be helpful to build up your own business.
3. Maintaining work schedule:
Maintaining a good schedule is important for your career. As it is not only a “2 hours photo shoot” because it will also includes the time for meeting them, choosing the right place, selecting the best photos, editing them and printing them.
You may find several jobs at a time like weekends. Wisely make your time for each of the clients thinking all the times you need.
4. Advertise and Networking:
This is the crucial part of your profession. Reputation and recognition are the hardest things to achieve. But without these you cannot be a successful professional photographer.
* Build up a website with your photos. Boost it to social websites to achieve more and more followers. But don’t forget to add watermarks in your photos so that your copyright is preserved.
* Show yourself to others face to face. Advertise your qualities anytime anywhere.
* Try to manage an event for expeditions. It is a great way to spread yourself in a short time.
5. Setting up rates:
Don’t think that you can get a high price for your works at first. At first make a good reputation. Grab the opportunities at a reasonable price. Search the market price and set you price according to that.
Be clever at your business. Make different rates for different purposes. For example you can make a DVD for the photo session and add some extra charge. Give 2-3 pieces photos free printings and vice versa.
All these things stated above will help you to make a strong and wealthy career in photography. So, what are you waiting for? Take your camera and bewilder the world!