On this video, photographer Jay P. Morgan from the Slanted Lens gives 8 tips for aspiring professional photographers who are making their first steps in he business and are looking for the confidence to start asking for money for their work.
So how do you start? You just finished photography school, or even just taken a few courses – how would you know you are good enough to start asking for money? Morgan talks from his experience about ways to make photography your livelihood – it might sound scary but his tips are actually pretty straightforward.
So what do you need to start? you will need equipment – but as Morgan points out – not too much – just a camera and a lens (and a computer of course) and you can more or less start working – you don’t need the best camera around – people make money shooting with older – sometime even second hand gear – so don’t think you have to spend lots of money even before you begin. Start creating as many pictures as you can for the people around you – do it for free at the beginning – when you feel you are ready you will be able to start asking for money. When you have enough good images create a portfolio – our advice – try to create a unique look – something that will make your images recognizable so that people looking at them will immediately see you in the images. These are just 3 of the tips on this video which is a good place to start when you are just starting yourself.
You can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s videos here on LensVid on the following link.