First Step to Becoming a Great Photographer
In the most basic level, photographers use camera to capture images. Photographer captures professional-quality images. Some photographers work in the filed; others are studio-based. While some of photographers work full-time, many work on a part-time basis and their workload may vary depending on the season. True, some of photographers may have certificate in photography or even diploma. But most of the photographers begin working as a photographer's assistant. 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. So, follow this article and you might have your own portfolio!
1. DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS
There is no "right" or "wrong" in photography. As long the images that you taken, are eye-friendly it would be okay. But still, in your leisure time you need to always develop your photography skills. Some people take a class to develop their skills, or you can just learn from someone who experts in photography. You can also buy books that explains about photography. In other words, you are the only one who can develop your skills. Try in shooting people's fashion ootd or random people while you are walking about town using the skils you read in those books.
2. READY WITH THE EQUIPMENT
It does not matter if you started your photography skills with your mobile phone. But the most effective photography equipment is a digital camera. It is not just because of the body looks elegant but also it is convenient for a photographer to work on it. There are various camera out there and a digital camera or a DSLR, is the best version. Especially for a beginner. The type of equipment might be you need will depends on types of photography that you are doing. For example, if you are a studio-based photographer, you might need some softbox, different lenses, tripod stand and others. But, what ever field in photography that you choose, your equipment must be ready!
3. HAVING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CAMERA
It means, you need to know your camera. You need to be an expert of your camera. The buttons, the settings, and the names of equipment before you accept your first paid-photoshoot. You also need to learn to use the manual settings rather than auto. You should be able to change your lenses with eye-blinded. You also need to keep on doing research of your technology and photography tips. Usually, camera comes with bag, body, lenses, battery pack, charger port and manuals. You can refer to your manuals before you buying some equipment that might relevant to your photography field. Remember, be knowledgeable about your camera.
4. LEARN EDITING SOFTWARE
It is crucial for a photographer to learn about editing. Photography and editing is a sisterhood. Editing software is to touch-ups your minor mistakes. Even the professional photographer needs editing to impress their clients. Editing software helps you to be more professional and could helps you to gain more money!
5. BUILD A PORTFOLIO
Portfolio is one of your documentation that you need if you are really passionate in photography. In order to get hired by non-family members, you need portfolio to compile your photographs. You must show your talents, your niche and also your own unique photography style to attract your clients. Please show your most perfect pictures. People want to see the great work you have done so it is not acceptable if you only compile few pictures as your portfolio. Portfolio is your first impression.
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