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So, where do you start? Start – at the beginning. Whether you are just starting out or whether you are moving between fields – you have to start at the beginning. Here are some basic things you have carry with you to succeed as a photographer:
Professional Business Card: even nowadays, people still contact you through your card. A Card is an excellent item to carry with you when you are being introduced to new clients, at a Photographic Professional Conference, for example. Distributing your card is the best way to make a non-formal introduction and let people know about your business and photographic skills. A business card represents who you are. It’s the excellent way to show off your style, photo expertise, your image and your design.
Gear: According to photographylife.com, you will need: a good camera, editing software, and a photo printer. A beginning photographer on a tight budget can start with an entry-level mirrorless or DSLR camera. Lenses, filters, a computer monitor, a tripod, lighting equipment, and the bottom of it all – skill. So, get out there and start your adventure!
Photographers Union: Become a member of a union in your area of expertise. Get invitations to conferences, workshops, meet new clients from all around the world, stay tuned to the latest trends in photography and engage with other professionals in your field. There are several unions of photographers. The international unions of photographers http://en.iupnet.com or the American Association of Photography: http://www.americanphotographyassociation.org/
Discover your super skills: do you have a passion for science or medicine, or do you love the great outdoors, scenery and wildlife? Do you enjoy people and events, clothes and fashion? In each of these cases, knowing what you are passionate about in your personal life, can bring you closer to fulfilling a great career in photography. Because photographers need to be everywhere – in the quite solitudes as in the chill of action. Know your super skills – where you are at your super-most. And make a career out of it!