A perfect snapshot of the moment feels like a “Great Picture” in your phone’s gallery.
Now and then, one of us decides to call it a perfect angle for our Snapchat and Instagram stories. It has led to a non-deniable existence of a whole industry that consists of hobbyists turned into professionals when we look at photography as an ideal career plan. But then the question arises can you really turn your photography hobby into profession?
Is it that easy that finding the right spot or a good camera can ensure your long-term survival, or is it a long struggle that eventually allows you to put yourself in a position of success?
Photography is love-
It can only be understood clearly by going into the basics of what it takes to become a successful photographer in this day and age and learning what steps must be taken or should be avoided explicitly to prevent a tremor on your career path. So before we begin, it must be clear to us that being ready to become a photographer is a daunting prospect for one’s future but the chance to work all day filling it with something you love is an idea most of us share deep in our closest desires.
But just in case of one’s general curiosity, here’s a few fields of photography that are commonly known for their respective award-winning photographers.
1) Fine Art Photography,
- Jonathan Chritchley, published in 2014.
2) Nature photography,
- Sandra Bartocha, Award-winning freelancer.
3) Movie Photography,
- Alex Bailey.
4) Wildlife Photography,
- Richard Peters, BBC Countryfile photography competition winner, 2007.
What You Need to Know about Photography as a hobby-
Give or Take One –
It is necessary to track your money and spend even if you have a great source that would replenish. Still, the overall assimilated sum of your periodic expenditures, which in turn adds up and then pushes you to make cuts from your budgets and production costs, which will affect you directly with your work.
‘Business People’ –
Make sure when you decide to go pro, you have a way of finding out how you will keep the clientele fresh and flowing good enough to sustain yourself and expand your business at the same time. If you arrive at a point where you have to scrape for work and find projects out of thin air, you have unfortunately done something wrong with your plan, and it’s time to take a step back and understand what went wrong what needs to be changed.
So if that ever occurs, make sure you have a lucrative list of clients ready to offer you projects that will help you gross a fair statement.
Having a ‘Back-Door’ –
It is often confused as a shaky leg in self-doubt. It often pushes people into judging their choices and hence abandoning them at first sight of danger, which can be called a trade only for a strong-willed. Still, suppose you can understand what you need to do if your plan fails and how to contain a situation.
Persistent & Consistency makes you successful-
It is a common expression that “Rome was not built in a day.” Still, we rarely seem to apply that to our aspirations when we trade them for a “Secure” bag, and a “Settled” life at the first sign of danger or a continued fight that ended in loss makes us give up our heartfelt calling to pursue our desire.
So the question arises, how much time it takes to become a successful photographer. And the answer to this lies in the irony of the problem. It is a traditional approach to find a conceptual answer that doesn’t follow a singular process of answering; hence we conclude that there is no fixed period or a method that will ensure you become a successful photographer.
Flaunt your way- Click the moments!
This only points out to the obvious that if you start turning a hobby into a profession, make sure you are more invested in the work than what it gets you. Unless it’s anything other than satisfaction, monetary incentives are nothing more than a way to ensure that you can sustain yourself without having to pursue any other careers.
So as long as you keep your head clear and your mind straight about the fact that the cheque you cash in after the shoot is to sustain you and not your first reason for becoming a photographer, you should do just fine. But once those lines mix, the person forgets the emotional and mental investment it takes to come up with something worth your pride.
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