We all want to be someone someday. In fact, we have all been asked that question quite often when we were young.
However, becoming a Photographer back then was not at all a common answer. But because of the intense popularity of photography today, even adults already want to become one.
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Why do people want to become photographers?
To be quite honest, the top reason why people want to become photographers is the monetary aspect.
Being a photographer involves both skill and interest.
Therefore, if you get to be paid for doing what you like to do and do best is fantastic! It would, after all, be like not having to work a single day of your life.
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Additionally, photographers charge a good amount for packages that they provide, especially for wedding events.
Secondly, people want to become photographers because it is the trend and because of the nice reputation and popularity photographers get.
However, not all photographers become popular. There are also those who never make it through the competition. It is so much easier to take on a different profession than to become one of the popular photographers.
So, how can you become a popular photographer?
1. Always give your best in every Project and Photograph taken.
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Projects like photo shoots are where you will most likely show off your skills, considering the many attendees of the event.
During this time, give your best. Make every shot head-turning and worthy of a second look. Don’t be cheap with the number of shots that you make.
Additionally, you should also give your best with every random photograph that you take. You will never know who will get to see it.
2..Post your photos with Photography Websites.
Some of the Famous Photographers were discovered from what they have posted in websites. When your photograph becomes viral, it will all go back to you as long as you are credited as the original source of it.
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3. Display your Work.
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Aside from online exposure, invest also on offline exposure. For example, you can print your photograph, frame it and then have an exhibit.
People who will like your work will buy it and display it in their office or home. When other people see it, they will see your name on it and then ask you to photograph them or make another copy of that certain photo.
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Don’t think that artists are loners and they don’t have social lives. You need to go out and mingle with people.
If there are events, don’t hesitate to attend, take pictures and post them in your photography blog site or website. If you get invited to cover events, then by all means be there!
5. Don’t be afraid of Criticisms.
It is through these that you become better. When people tell you to improve this or that, or change this or that, you are actually gaining insights on how to capture what people really want.
To become a photographer is easy. But it is becoming a popular photographer that makes the journey worthwhile.