How to move a step forward to adopt photography as a profession?

How to move a step forward to adopt photography as a profession?

In previous few years, photography has been a boom around the globe. The social media also provides the opportunity to display and showcase the unique work that has been done.

Here are few steps that you can follow to set on track of professional photography.

  1. Take more photos

Take photos of the same subject several times. Once you have found a good subject, photograph it 20 times very similarly. Slightly change perspective, layout, cut, etc. each time. Which photo is the best? Why? This way you get better photos and learn more.

  1. Keep your lens clean

Every now and then, clean your front lens. Especially when taking pictures in backlight, you will otherwise quickly have ugly effects or streaks on your photos. Maintain and clean your camera too . Keep them free from dust, sand, and moisture.

  1. Get closer

Do not get closer in landscapes. Otherwise, experiment with perspective by getting closer to your subject. When photos are taken from a closer angle, they appear to be more natural and bright.

  1. Train less with you

Reduce your equipment. Instead of lugging around 7 lenses and 8 filters, make a conscious decision in favor of one lens. Maybe even for a prime lens . Spend less time changing and tweaking technology and more time doing photography.

  1. Take pictures at eye level

Photographers are always lying on the ground, right? From now on you too. Photograph animals, other people, and children at their eye level. Don’t make yourself comfortable. Take great photos.

  1. Take a photo of a report

Start photographing stories. Take a photo of the event at the next party. Follow all tips. Get close. Be in the middle of the action. Find motives and capture emotions. Don’t snap! Take exciting photos. Photograph creatively. As a side effect, you have cool photos of your family.

  1. Master the wide angle problem

The wide-angle problem ensures that grandiose landscapes appear boring and flat in photos. Know the reasons for this and approach the problem consciously. The linked article will help you.

  1. Crop your photos

Dare to crop your photos in post-processing. A lot of photos look worlds better if you cut off a piece at the top or bottom. It’s an incredibly simple, but incredibly effective trick that hardly a beginner uses.

  1. Scout the perfect location – and change it

Take the time to find the perfect location for your photo. Don’t stay here forever, but be mobile, change your location from time to time. Try it out. Don’t always take the same photo.

  1. Tell stories

Really good photos tell stories. Try to dig into your inner writer and a story teller. For a portrait this can be a special facial expression, for a landscape photo a house on a cliff in nowhere.

  1. Put boring motifs in the limelight

There is no more stupid excuse than “there was nothing to photograph”. A good photographer turns absolutely any motif into a photo that blows the viewer. Practice that. Find a boring motif and take an exciting photo. Work with perspective, layers, light, shadow. Make the motif king.

  1. Finish your photos

Make sure that your favorite photos turn into an exposed piece of paper that you hold in your hand. Only a photo that makes it “out into the world”, i.e. out of the screen, is a finished photo. Don’t just let your photos be a digital storage device, give them life. Holding your finished photo in your hand is becoming an increasingly special, rare moment in times of digital mass production.

  1. Have your photos exposed in a decent laboratory

Do not drag your photos to the instant printer in the drugstore, but have them exposed in a good laboratory. That is not expensive. The quality is worlds apart and you don’t get pixelated prints, but real exposures on great photo paper.

  1. Do some fine art prints.

Turn your favorite photos into works of art. Have some photos printed on high-quality Fine Art paper. Enjoy their effects and be proud of what you have created.

  1. Meet like-minded people

Your partner and friends are not in the mood for photography but you are tired of going out alone? Look for other people! Search for photo walks in your city, photo clubs and associations. Take a course or workshop and connect with people.

  1. Never kill creativity

Maintain your creativity, it is your most important resource. Don’t get lost in technical talk or pressure. Be free, be inspired. Be funny or you can take nonsense photos. Go to the museum or into the nature. Read books and surround yourself with creativity.

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