Everyone hope for getting good pictures and want to become a famous photographer,May be that pictures are of their kids,may be of some of the amazing landscapes or anything you want to make memorable with your camera.
But the question arise do we have sufficeint knowledge about photography techniques ?
Having good Dslr or Point & Shoot camera doesn’t work any magic to get good pictures unless you have good knowledge about photography techniques.
At this point of time,with the so fast growing mobile camera technology,people are more frequent to take pictures with their mobiles.Although mobile cameras are fulfilling their need to get picture clicked with mobile but they are lacking professional approach in terms of composition,angle,depth of field etc.
So if one has to kick start photography as a career,he has to adopt professional approach as well.
Following are the some points one has to keep in mind before dive into professional photography stream.
1.Start as a Hobby
Everything that appeals to our mind or any work we love to do emerge as our hobby.If one feel enthusiastic about taking pictures or love to take camera at every moment.He should soon become serious hobbyist photographer.
This is the first step to become a professional photographer.Although you have mobile camera or any point & shoot camera you must have craze to take picture at every moment you find photogenic eg.if you are on a trip with family or freinds you are always desprate to take pictures everywhere irrespective of the camera quality.
With this vision on mind your love for photography will rise day by day.There will come a day when you realize a need to dive deeper into photography techniques to get good pictures.
In daily routine always try to observe light deeply eg. sun light falling on to leafs,on faces, creating diffrent shades and adding drama to perfect picture.
Once you go through following pictures and try to observe the drama of light when it falls upon faces,on hairs and how it creates stunning pictures.A professional photographer always can see these diffrent shades of light in daily routine and always try to capture those shades with his camera.You will definitely enjoy once you adopt this vision to see things diffrently.
Have a look at following pictures (Image Source Pexels.com)
Have a look at each of picture above and see how light is important to observe to capture perfect picture.
Normally we didn’t observe these natural light shades in our daily routine life although they always in front of our eyes.This is what a professional photographer can observe and capture perfect picture.
What I here want express is that you should strongly develop above vision and try to capture the diffrent shades of light randomly.No one can stop you to become Professional Photographer.
One of the best source to learn is Internet.Go through the photography blogs and try to grasp as much knowledge as you can from their articles on various topics related to photography,Interviews of famous photographers.
Another,You can join photography forums online,where photographer from the world sign in to share their thoughts over photography.Put your queries to them directly and they will get back to you.This will surely enhance your photography skill and connect you with photography giants.
04.Attend Photography Workshops.
Photography workshops are great place to observe and learn.The experience and knowledge you can grab from photography workshops is something you cannot get anywhere else.At photography workshops you came across experts to learn practically.Where you see how professional photographers conduct a specific shoot.
Be it a workshop on Wedding,Fashion,Landscape, you will always feel motivated if the subject is of your interest.
One of best benefit of attending photography workshop is that you will came across like minded people who are as much passionate to learn as you are to learn new things.When all like minded people came under one roof then there will flow diffrent ideas to share.
There will always be Q & A session in which you will make clear your doubts and listen to the doubts of other attendees and this will enhance your knowledge about photography.
05. Start Assisting Good Photographer.
This is the time to dive deep into professional photography.Once you tie up with good professional photographer and started assisting him then your practical knowledge about photography will flourish day by day.
Being an assistent,apart from learning practical photography skill,you will also learn the business side of photography.
While attending cleint meetings with your boss,you will see how to take photography assignments and what is the cleints demand in the market or what are the earning potentials of the professional photographer.
The minimum time requirement to assist a professional photographer must be one year atleast or maximum you can go for three years.
06.Start Building Your Portfolio.
Building your own portfolio of your work is seems like a launchpad for yourself.You are going to launch yourself in the market as professional photographer.
While showcasing your portfolio you should keep in mind that:
– your work must meet the quality standards of the market.
– you should have an ability to convince the cleint to give best work.
– your portfolio should not violate any copyright act.
There are lot more things to keep in while showcasing your portfolio.So you must go through diligent research before launching your portfolio,because this is the only first impression of your work which will last forever on the mind of the cleints.
Once you successfully build a good portfolio,then you will soon start joining the leads in photography market.
07. Build Your Online Presence.
To take your passion above the sky,you must create your online presence.Either you should have your website or you build social media profile of yourself,which showcase your work.
There are so many social media platforms like Facebook,Twitter,Instagram,Linkdin etc. Through these social media platforms you can generate your audience or fan following which will in turn become your cleints.
On the other hand building your own website is also one of the best source to showcase your work.Having your own website showcase you a brand in the market.But for a new comer I suggest to start with social media first and then go with your own website afterthat reason being that you have to incur additional cost for the website while social media platforms are free to showcase your work.