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Shoot Like A Pro

Shoot Like A Pro

Shoot Like A Pro
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The jump from enthusiast to professional can seem massive, but it is actually far less of a stretch than you think. Once you have mastered key techniques and essential photographic skills, it is just a case of refining them. Shoot Like A Pro is jam-packed with professional tips and techniques that will help you to take your skills to the next level. Learn from the informative features and follow the in-depth shooting and editing tutorials that will ensure you can produce high-quality professional looking captures. Discover secrets straight from working professional photographers and get essential career advice that will help you start earning money from your photography, as well as how to manage your business and keep your clients happy.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
€ 11,61(Incl. btw)

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4 min.
get ready to go pro

Choosing to shoot images professionally is one of the biggest decisions in a photographer’s life, and represents a significant change in direction for their progression as a creative. For many amateur and enthusiast photographers, being able to make a career from taking photos is a dream scenario – combining their passion with a new creative challenge seems like the ultimate goal. It is certainly true that for some this decision has been the best one they could have made, and they have gone on to have a long and prosperous career. Under the correct conditions photography can be both creatively rewarding and financially sustainable. However, there are many aspects to running a successful business that enthusiasts rarely consider. Firstly there is the responsibility of promising a client a set of images…

2 min.
katarina nichol

How long have you been a pro photographer? What is your background in photography? I became a professional photographer roughly six years ago. I was developing myself through older cameras, first on the technical side of things and later artistically. My first projects were captured on old cameras – usually people, nature and animals. Later I bought my first digital camera, and I found out what magic you can do with digital pictures and how you can show people such incredible storytelling. My style of photography was shaped over the years by learning from my photoshoots, different photography conditions and attending photography courses. It took a lot of time and effort. What made you want to turn pro? What was your inspiration to make the jump? Prior to taking the professional route, my curiosity…

1 min.
pro’s top 5 tips

1 Decide what type of photography you want to concentrate on – is it portrait, kids, nature or events? As most photographers are amateurs before becoming professionals, I think it is important to decide what is the most enjoyable for you, as there is nothing better than spending your time on something you like. 2 Enjoy it. If you feel that it is not bringing you joy, change genre and try something different for now. Sometimes it’s nice to change your routine and discover new things and ways. You can always come back and stick to the original plan, but with fresh views and insights. 3 Take your camera everywhere to shape yourself as a photographer. It is very useful when you fall into a challenging situation with clients, and you know…

2 min.
dan burman

How long have you been a pro photographer? What is your background in photography? I have been a professional photographer for about 11 years. I bought my first film SLR when I was 10 years old, as I wanted to be a nature photographer. I used this camera extensively in my art foundation course, and also while travelling in my gap year. I went on to study fine art at St Martins, and ended up specialising in photography. What made you want to turn pro? What was your inspiration to make the jump? I was doing crummy bar work at racecourses and events while shooting editorial on the side for next to nothing. One of the waitresses I was working with was also an aspiring photographer, and we both hated the bar work.…

1 min.
pro’s top tips

1 The work you display in your portfolio will dictate the enquiries you receive. This is where it’s important to be strict with the content of your portfolio. Only put up pictures of the sort of thing you want to shoot more of, and be sure to display only your very best images! 2 Never stop developing and improving your professional image portfolio. There is no end to learning and experimenting in photography, so keep growing to develop your own brand and style! 3 Having a good professional network is also vital. Seek out both clients and other creatives in the industry. Meet other photographers and share the jobs you can do with them. They will reciprocate. 4 Manage your time well. You will need to juggle lots of things; social media, networking,…

2 min.
get the right kit

Choosing a camera is always a big decision, but when considering a professional lifestyle it is even more critical that your selection should be a well-researched one. A pro’s gear should be seen as tools, which will allow you to do your job effectively, but with the plethora of models and available features on the market, it can be difficult to know exactly what is essential and what is otherwise a luxury or gimmick. A lesser-discussed aspect of a pro’s life is repetition – you will often find yourself shooting similar images day after day, at least as you are establishing your brand. Therefore, certain features will be vital, while others will go largely unused. “Characteristics to consider are low-light performance, speed, autofocus accuracy, build quality, sensor size and resolution, to…