5 Ways to become a professional photographer
Professional photography is an excellent career choice for anyone who wants to get paid for using their creative talents. It’s one of the few fields where age and college degrees aren’t as important as a good eye, a quality product, and self-discipline. Photography is a competitive field, so be prepared to start small. Then perfect your craft and build a portfolio of your best work.
1. Assistant Photographer:
If you are a beginner and you want to become a professional. At first, you must find a guru, because improvement of your photographic skill depends upon on your hands-on experience and in this case, only a guru(professional Photographer) can help you. If you work as an assistant photographer not only you can grow up your photographic skills also you will get some contacts through your guru. So look out for the vacancies in your nearby and get a job as an intern or an Assistant to gain hands-on experience that no university or school can teach. The key is to get professional photography experience by applying the knowledge and skill-sets that you have learned in the real world.
➤Tip: Find a photographer to mentor you. Help him out in his assignments and begin learning the basics of photography business from him.
2. Have A Website:
Nowadays you will get more royalty from client or customers if you have a good looking website because when people hear your brand name they first google it. So if you have a good-looking website it will create a positive feedback.Also you can put your detail portfolio on there.
You can use WordPress to create your website or you can simply go to fiverr and hire a freelancer to do the work you.
3. Sell your Photos Online :
There are lots of website in the market like istock, shutter-stock and many others where you can sell your photographs and earn some money.If want to know more about this topic Please let me know in the comment section,I will write a separate post that.
4. Use Watermark and LOGO:
Watermarks are basically for copyright issues, if you use a watermark on your photo it reduces the copyright issues.
A LOGO is essential for your branding if have a good looking logo it will help you to establish your brand.
5. Have a Portfolio:
7. Try to get some training:
If you want to become a professional photographer,you must need some basic training to master the key points of photography.I personally recommend you to attend some quality workshops for that.
At the end I must say,you need to practice more and more to archive the height of success and let me tell you it is not a overnight process,so keep clicking and Wish you the best of luck!