How can you become a professional photographer?

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  • Win
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Open a small shop with a sign that says Photography. 

    Then have a few backdrops and take portrait photos and hire yourself our for weddings and functions etc.

  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Please don’t feed the troll guys

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    By being a good entrepreneur, and by using your 'people skills'.

    Oh, and, by having good equipment and excellent photo taking and editing skills. 

    You have to offer, consistently, more than somebody with a smartphone or a basic compact can offer.  Not just in image size or sharpness, but in that 'sparkle' which makes them want to pay you to work for them.

  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    1. Buy a camera.

    2. Get paid for taking photos.

    How you stay a pro photographer and not get fired or go out of business is another issue.

    1. Learn the fundamentals of photography.

    2. During your education, you will find out what type of photographer you want to be.  To say "professional photographer" is very vague as there are many, many different types. 

    3. Once you find out what type of photographer you want to be, study the work of the greats within that/those genre(s) and work at getting a portfolio of 10-15 of your absolute best photographs within the genre(s) you picked.  To do that, you should expect to shoot at least 5,000 frames per month for a few years.  This number could be a lot less if you plan on being a product/advertising photographer since it one can easily spend a day or a week on a getting a single shot perfect.

    4. Get a job as an intern with a photographer or photography company that specializes in the types of work you want to do.

    5. Work for them as an assistant for a few years while working on improving your portfolio on your spare time.

    Give yourself 3-5 years before being good enough to being able to live off what you make as a photographer.

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  • 2 months ago

    Work with a professional photographer

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