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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Professional Photography: How to get started?


Most hobbyists when they eventually develop the skills of a pro, they would also aspire to become professional photographers. Meaning, they will no longer be shooting to satisfy their artistic thirst but to get commissioned as well. But how do you start to become a professional photographer? Well first thing of course is for you invest on professional photography equipment. Becoming a professional photographer would be more challenging because you will be having clients who primarily rely on your expertise. Having low-tech equipment and lacking of tools would not be a valid reason for undesirable results.

If for a starter, you can not afford to buy the necessary professional photography equipment, you can always look for professional photography shops who offer cameras, lighting tools, and other equipment for rent. There are internet-based photography shops that offers equipment for rent and delivers the equipment right at your doorsteps. This is one good idea for a starter because it also allows you to acquaint yourself with the high tech equipment before actually buying one for yourself.

Any digital camera with decent fast lens would be enough for starters. Consider a brand that offers much versatility in terms of imaging options, giving you much control over the functionalities of the camera. The camera has to be versatile enough that could be used appropriately both for studio photography, and wedding coverage. The camera should give options to turn off the flash so that in case of situations ,ike wedding, where flash would not be allowed, you still be able to use any available light. Digital cameras with ISO range until 3200 sensitivity and a lens with aperture size of 1.8 would be a perfect combination.

Any lighting situation and subject movement would surely not be the hindrance of producing stunning images. It would still be your skills given the right professional photography equipment that will allow you to expand your styles and techniques.

1 comments:

jo said...

"great article here, thx for sharing"
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