by Michael Kryzer
If you want to get started in photography then you should consider
starting out as a freelance photographer on a part-time basis first.
I'll tell you why.
Some people think that the best way to get started is to go out and
get a degree in photography, or even to work as a photographer's
assistant, but that is not always the best way to go. While both of
those could be useful, they are not necessary steps on the way to
being a successful freelance photographer.
In fact, many of the most successful photographers are self-taught.
They started with a passion for photography and went on to develop
their own style and experience taking good photographs in their
favorite niches. And all that probably happened before the money
ever started rolling in.
There is good money in photography, and the lifestyle of being a
freelancer is a great one, but the reality is it will probably take
some time to build up your freelance photography business to the
point you can rely on it financially.
If you really want to have a photography career, then consider starting it on a part-time
basis, while you are still working in some other job that pays
the bills and hopefully, that you enjoy. Let your job provide the
financial security while you develop your photography skills and
experience in your spare time.
If you really want to do this, then you will spend all your spare
time learning how to be a better photographer, and eventually you
find that your photography has become good enough for you to make
the transition to do your freelance photography full-time.
Now this is not to say you will not earn any income from your
part-time photography. Quite the opposite, in fact. While you are
developing your skills as a photographer in your spare time you
should also be actively trying to sell your photos and build your
There are many ways that you can find freelance photography
assignments and you can also sell your photos online.
About The Author
If you would like to
start your own freelance photography business and learn how to sell
your photos, please visit
www.CameraCareer.com You'll discover all you need to know
including which photos to take and how to ensure you receive the
best fees possible for your photos.
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