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A Guide to Get Started in Freelance Photography

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By : Adam Boulton    99 or more times read
Submitted 2000-05-01 00:00:00
Freelance photography is a very high rewarding career and people working as photographers have very good scope in this field. The traditional sources like magazines, newspapers and the internet usage help to gain more contracts. Due to the decrease in usage of ordinary cameras with the old dark room method which is very much time consuming latest methods of photography like digital have become more popular. The photography is into different types and many people enjoy it in different ways.

Some people make photography as their hobby, because photos are memories of places or events happened in their life. So many people love photos and photography also. By loving photography, many people can make it for their living. Working as a freelance photographer helps to gain income and the individual can be a boss and it is not necessary to work under any body. The work can be done on part time basis for any magazines or newspapers or any websites etc. But he must be paid for the work done.

Many people consider freelance photography as their career and some do in their spare time to earn extra money. But it is beneficial if any individual turn the hobby into a career and works at his free time and makes profit. He can also do what he loves to do very much.

To become a freelance photographer, the individual need to prepare a portfolio, in which he has to furnish his sample works in an expressive manner and his skills, developments, accomplishments etc. So this will guide the person in a right path in his career. The quality of the work plays a vital role in deciding the payment made for it. Some have the talent of taking natural pictures and some may thrive to learn so. They can even get a degree in photography in good authorized schools. Initially the person can learn things from local schools or colleges which teach photography. In some cities people form into groups often to share their photos and to discuss about photography and the tips involved. This was the case in olden days, but in recent times this can be done through online, which is much easier and as and when they come across some variety they can share with others.

Try to compare the photographs taken by famous people, so that the knowledge of compare and learn will help in the future. Main criteria to be learnt in photography are focus, colors, lighting and backgrounds. Participating in more number of contests which will in turn help to improve the individualís skill set. The need of photography is for Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Cards, Calendars, Posters, web sites and individuals. According to the field the rate will also vary from work to work. Some works of the photographers will earn commission and some income from selling the photos.
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