Whether or not to turn your passion into a profession is a very tough decision in my book. I have my reasons why I haven’t done it, but there are still plenty of reasons to turn your photography hobby into your job. Have you decided to do it? Awesome! Now it’s time for another tough part: finding your clients and setting the prices. Sean Tucker has made an inspiring and informative video that will help you on this journey, and it’s a must-watch if you’re just starting out your career as a professional photographer.
You need to watch this before you turn your photography into a career
Many of us have considered turning our artistic passion into a profession. Many of you may still be having second thoughts about it. If this is the case, then this video from Sean Tucker is a must-watch. In this very inspiring and honest video, Sean tells you why you should, but also why you shouldn’t, turn your photography into your career.
What does it take to become a professional photographer?
Perhaps you have a dream of becoming a professional photographer or you have already started your professional photography business. If for you it’s still a dream what is it that’s holding you back? If you have already started how was it for you? Did you start part-time, nervous about taking that first step or did you, like me, jump straight in?
I read so many articles and hear far too many comments from other professional photographers who tell you what photography equipment you need and what photography training courses you should go on before you even start. The camera, the lenses, lighting, training it all adds up.
The emotional rollercoaster of professional photography
For the last four or five years, I have tried to produce one annual workshop for aspiring architecture and interior photographers. While I hope that they are technically helpful and the students come away with new skills and knowledge, one thing that I’ve noticed is that every year each workshop inevitably transforms into a session of group therapy for all involved.
Six misconceptions about professional photographers and the truth behind them
When you enter the world of photography, you’ll hear a lot about the industry and the job of a professional photographer. However, many things won’t be true at all. In this video, Scott Choucino goes over six most common misconceptions about professional photographers and what it means to be one. If you’ve just jumped into the rough water of professional photography, I believe this video will help you keep the course steady.
DJI launches a new website for professional cinematographers and filmmakers
DJI has just launched a dedicated website for professional cinematographers and filmmakers. According to the company, DJI Pro is created to provide “comprehensive user experience for cinematographers and filmmakers around the world.”
Is Fuji-X really a professional system?
I admit to being a bit of a Fuji fanboy. I have to be in order to put up with all the quirks of the Fuji X system. I believe it is this unconventional approach by Fuji that results in their growth and dedicated following.
But there is more to meeting my needs as a professional photographer than just having cameras with the right features and an array of lenses. So here’s why I question Fujifilm’s X-System as meeting my professional needs:
Brides Magazine: “only choose photographers with ‘full format’ Nikon or Canon cameras”
Brides Magazine is all about weddings, yet they don’t really seem to like wedding photographers. After they advised the brides not to feed their photographers, now they have another “ingenious” piece of advice. They say you should hire a professional photographer, but they consider pros only those who use Nikon or Canon. And only full frame cameras come into consideration!
Professional skier shows how physics, string and an iPhone can make for incredible video footage
Nicolas Vuignier is a professional skier from Switzerland. He also happens to be quite fond of creating and uploading impressive YouTube videos.
In his latest video, appropriately titled ‘Centriphone’, he shows how a piece of string and an iPhone can be used to create incredible video footage through the clever use of centripital force.[Read More…]
How to make a professional camera slider for less than $50
In case our name didn’t tip you off, we love DIY projects. Even more so, we love when DIY projects turn out to be just as good, if not better than something you could buy off the shelf.
Thus, when we came across this DIY camera slider tutorial from YouTuber DIY Perks, we knew we had to share it with you, because it’s one of the most impressive DIY camera sliders we’ve ever seen.
The best part is, you can create your very own with included instructions and templates.[Read More…]
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