So You Want to be a Professional Photographer?


The above video was shot using a Canon PowerShot G9

I’ve been reading online a lot of people asking about how to become a pro photographer. There are many ways one can do that, but there are few things to think about.

  • Shoot what you like and what you’re good at.
  • Remember, it’s a business! There are local laws, insurance and professional services (lawyers, accountants) you need to look into. Do your research!
  • Talk to other photographers and even assist them to get an idea of what it’s like to to be a professional photographer in your area.
  • The difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is “getting the shot”. Clients pay the pros to get them the shot they need, when they need it.
  • Talk to potential clients. You might be surprised what you find out.
  • Photography is a people business. Don’t be afraid to talk to the people in your area of interest.
  • Finally, good luck!

There are probably more things you can think of to be a pro. Give me your comments.

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