Photography does not have to be just a hobby or a way for you to store your memories. The internet has made the border, between an amateur and a professional, something that can easily be crossed if you devote enough time to your photos.
Quality over Quantity
If you invested in a professional camera you have a good start, but phone cameras today can be just as effective if you are a beginner. The fact that you have a lot of memory on your devices does not mean that all of it has to be filed up. Take your time to make good photos, and don’t move your objective around. Murky images are useless, no meter their number.
When you want to share your images, make sure that you select the best ones. Don’t over clog your portfolio or albums with useless photos. You can be just as effective in representing your talent with few photos.
Use photoshop for practice or to enhance some features in your photos. When you are practicing let yourself loose and don’t be afraid to make mistakes and learn from them. Try to make different versions of the same photo. Challenge yourself.
When you feel confident with your skills, you can see how good you are by trying to do some of the photography related jobs that are on offer over the internet. You can make stock photos, do simple editing jobs, or help someone realize their vision.
Keep your social media profiles updated with representative photos, you never know when a potential employer might be browsing the internet. When allaying for jobs always have a ready portfolio and be honest about the things you can do. Don’t overbook in the beginning, so you can do the job on time and earn a thrust wordy reputation.
Develop the skills you are good at and that you can market, and always practice if you are not certain you can do the job. Simple steps can go a long way in developing your career, and this can enhance your photography skill as well.
Try to be a Pro
Over time you can earn enough money to buy the camera you want or several of them. When you finish enough jobs and get a good following on social media you can get better jobs and opportunities. This can change the way you live your life, what you do for a living, and where you travel.
This does not have to be just a daydreaming fantasy if you prioritize and try to think economically about your photos over time you can build a career that can take you wherever you chose to explore your talent. Believe in yourself, pay attention to what you are looking at thru the objective, research, practice, and don’t forget to invest in your equipment and software. The photography market is large but competitive and in order to be a pro you need to be equipped as one.