Well, you are here to read the facts of becoming a professional photographer! Pretty good… Is it that easy? After reading this article, many of you will decide to think twice about the decision of becoming a photographer. Yes, you read it right.
You might have read a lot of articles on the internet claiming that you can become a pro photographer quite easily. But let me tell you, it is definitely not! No matter what the work is, hard work is required to get the best out of it. Being a photographer, you have to have patience to let your hard work pay off. It is actually more difficult to be a photographer than any other profession. Check out these facts that are important for you to know before taking up this profession:
Don’t Take Anything for Granted
Before getting inspired from any picture you see online or offline, make sure that some photographer has put a lot of efforts and hard work in making that picture the way it is. When you see the photos shot by professional photographers, it is quite clear that the lighting, framing and editing is absolutely stunning.
Isn’t it fun shooting beautiful pictures all day long? Yes, it is fun and rewarding getting indulged in photography. But you should know that shooting such pictures is not a cakewalk as you have to put a lot of your brain and creativity. Countless hours are spent by the pro photographers in creating that perfect dreamy shot they have been craving for.
Other than that, marketing also holds a special place when you are in the race of becoming a photographer. How would people get to know that you even exist? So get ready to work hard to earn the name, fame and recognition you deserve!
Your time is not yours when you are a photographer rather it belongs to your clients. Pursuing photography as a freelancer demands a lot more from you as you can be buzzed up any time your client wants. Wedding, portrait, landscape, wildlife, bird, nature photography are few genres which are in much demand and the need can arise any time. Be prepared to assist your clients as they are paying for your time and because they like your work, it is your duty and responsibility to give them what they want. Understand their needs and create some incredible pictures to be their favourite.
Might have to work long hours, nights or meetings with the clients at odd hours of the day or the weekends when you can chill! But no worries because earning the clients are your ASSET.
There is a room for Discouragement
Not only photography, but be there any profession, discouragement comes along with! Being a photographer is a rewarding experience but dude, you are not GOD who cannot make mistakes. Dealt with a beautiful newborn photography, PHEWWWWW… the baby was had its eyes closed in most of the pictures. Now what? Get ready to take some discouragement but not in an offensive way.
With practice, you will get to learn much more and because there is always a hope, don’t give up. Just because your client scolded you, it’s not at all appreciated giving up your profession.
Always remember, humans make mistakes, are you an alien? LOL!
You are on the right path of becoming a professional photographer even if you have gone through a lot of hurdles and still make it up. The popular and famous photographers have long and inspiring journeys that inspire you in many ways to take your profession seriously.
Go crazy and set few targets to achieve because with that spirit and attitude, you can break the mountains as well.