How to become a photographer ? ( thinking about changing career,need some advice

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@isabelle_86:  My advice for getting into any trade is to look into an apprenticeship. Schools are great and all, but an apprenticeship with a person experienced in your field of interest is a lot more in depth.

Some apprenticeships are free, and some people will ask a fee to teach you. If you know a great photographer with a lot of experience, reach out to them and ask if they’d be interested in taking you on. Another option is to post in photography forums in your area and see if anyone is looking.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’re going to need to learn how to use the camera, yes. And Lightroom for editing. You’ll need a good camera. My photographer uses a Canon 5D Mark III, which retails for around $3500 without any lenses. She also has a backup camera just in case (as well as two cameras for her husband, who acts as a second shooter). 

You need to practice and build up a portfolio.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@isabelle_86:  The only problem with being self-taught is you may be more inclined to pick up bad “habits” that you don’t even realize you’re doing, but a pro would and would be able to correct you. Definitely take your time getting comfortable with a camera, but if you are seriously considering attempting to do this as a profession, you’ll really want someone to teach you the ropes.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vorpalette:  my photographer used the same camera! his wife shoots with him she used their Mark II since that was his old one 🙂

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