Aspiring photographers have to choose the right path that leads to success. Remember it is not a 9-5 job. The profession comes with a lot of thriller and excitement that is often adventurous. Some of the simple ways to become a happening photographer lies in having the passion to succeed. Unless you are passionate about the subject, do not venture. It is not about clicking some shots on your mobile or digital camera and posting on Facebook, Pinterest or instagram and come to a conclusion that has an interest in photography. You need to be addictive about it. You have to experiment with your camera and shoot the perfect picture.
It is not just about clicking pictures, but you have to understand the lighting, lenses, postures, aperture, prop, shadows and more. It is important to own the right equipment to promote your passion. There are plenty of pre-owned gears available. There is nothing wrong in buying them to start with. Buying the right gear is an investment and do not forget to take the advice of professional photographer. Do not hesitate to bargain and ask for discounts. Shop for the best deals, and keep in mind that the key is to spend on the lens than on camera body. Again, the trick here is to invest in good lens despite the cost. Buying cheap lens can dampen the quality of the output.
Understand the market before taking pictures. If you want to make a living, it is always best to understand the pulse of the market. Remember that it is always fun to work with other photographers and you tend to learn a lot in the process. Each one has a different style and approach. One person can focus on technicalities, and other may believe in artistic approach. Some may be experts in outdoor photography with knowledge on how to use natural light. You can learn things by just asking questions.
Despite learning from different photographers always try to have you own style. Do not mimic others; just try to learn their skills. Clients at times can be demanding. It is your responsibility to educate the clients on what is best for them. While instructing your subjects for pose, be confident. Do not give loose instructions. A word of compliment can do wonders.