If you would like to get started with commercial photographer, regardless of whether you are a hobbyist or a newbie, there are very few places that will give you the guidance that you need. This is because all the information that you get put there is defragmented. Here, we are going to have a look at all the steps that you need to go from a hobbyist or a newbie to a complete professional.
1.Get the right equipment – There is no way you are going to become a professional photographer if you do not have the right equipment. You may have heard or read somewhere that you can use Adobe Lightroom presets to improve your images if the camera you use produces low quality images. While there that is a bit of truth in this, is it not better to start off right away with images of the highest quality?
So first, get a good camera with good lenses if you can afford it. Then invest in some storage medium with good read and write speeds. Next up, you will need a computer for use with Adobe Lightroom Presets. Do not be scared, Lightroom presets are easy to master and use.
2.Get the right software – Regardless of whether you shoot in RAW or JPEG you will find yourself needing to edit certain aspects of your photographs or to improve them in one way or the other. Some of the best softwares that are regarded as the best in this respect include Lightroom and aperture. While aperture still performs well, Lightroom has a lot more users. This means that you will find it easier to find help should you get stuck. There are also thousands of beginner tutorials to get you up and running with Lightroom as fast as possible.
3.Practice and Learn – As soon as you have your equipment and the software that you feel is right for you, start shooting and practicing. Remember that photography is all about skill. You have to practice in order to get better. Remember to also practice your Lightroom skills as well as using Lightroom presets so that as your photography improves, so do you post-production skills.
4.Selling – This is where the fun starts. There is no need to shoot and create photographs if you are not making any money from it. There are lost of sites that accept photographs for sale from both amateur and professional photographers alike. All you have to do is find the right one for you, the one that matches your photography style and offers a good price for your photographs especially those that you have edited using some Lightroom Presets. Keep in mind that some websites take a parentage of your sales, this is something you have to always be on the look out for.