Ever since I can remember I’ve had a passion for photography. Even as a kid I had a fascination with the camera. I was so intrigued by that magical object that seemed to have the power to freeze time in an image. I’ve always loved taking photos of my friends and family, catching special moments and emotions or capturing amazing memories from my travel experiences.
Over the years, photography became my favourite hobby and I would spend more and more time learning new things about it, experimenting and expanding my artistic horizons. So the idea of becoming a professional photographer came naturally, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t face any difficulties in my journey. I’ve grown a lot since my humble photography beginnings and I would like to share with you some tips on how to get started if you aspire to become a professional photographer.
- The first piece of advice is to practice and then practice some more. I know it might seem awfully obvious, but sometimes people don’t realise how important it is. Take your camera with you everywhere and take photos constantly. It’s the only way you’ll ever improve and it will stimulate your creativity. It’s a long process, but in time you’ll definitely see the results.
- Challenge yourself! Taking pictures in perfect conditions is not going to teach you anything about the reality of photography. Most newbies will be able to nail a good shot in an ideal setting, but only skilled photographers know how to handle a challenging situation. As a photographer, you’ll learn that you can’t control everything and you must be prepared for shooting in all circumstances. So challenge yourself as much as you can, take shots in difficult situations and learn how to overcome the obstacles.
- Shoot everything! When you start out you should try to take pictures of everything, from landscapes to people. Maybe you’ll want to focus on fashion or wedding photography, but you might also love shooting landscapes or portraits. You’ll never know until you try. If you can’t find models to shoot with, you can find escorts that will be more than willing to pose for you, I usually use this directory for that : https://www.escortguide.co.uk/escorts/london.
- Don’t compare yourself to others. I know this tip can be applied in any field, but in photography the tendency to compare your work to other people’s work is the root of all evils. It will make you feel like you’re not good enough to be a photographer and that you’re not improving at all. You’ve got to learn to appreciate your work and your evolution and stop all comparisons.
- Read as much as you can. There are so many great books, guides and tutorials out there that it would be a shame not to take advantage of all that useful information. You’ll always find something new and interesting to learn and by doing so you’ll also gain confidence and increase your motivation. The more you’ll learn, the more you’ll want to discover.