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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by spoiledbrat701, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. spoiledbrat701

    spoiledbrat701 TPF Noob!

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    I want to start my own photography business and I don't even know where to begin. Can someone help me ?
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Buy a camera.
    Learn to use it.
    Learn everything you can about photography.......then consider starting a business.
     
  3. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, assuming she feels shes a compotent picture-taking machine, I would check out a local Business Information Center or a career center in your area that can point you to Small Business Resources. I'd also work on a business plan - outlining resources and needs. . .if you're looking for help from da gubment - you'll need one of those.
     
  4. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree unless you know all that. It would help to provide us with a little more information. What do you know?, what do you have?, what is your experience?, where do you live?? city?? country?? rural? urban?. There is so much advice it could fill this site what do you need to know.
     
  5. jon_k

    jon_k TPF Noob!

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    What type of business do you want to start? Sports? Wedding? School portraits? Journalism? General Portraits? Glamor? Candid photos of celebrities to sell to the tabloids?

    Where? Studio or outdoors?

    Depending on what you want to do, and how you want to do it, changes things greatly. One question raises many.
     
  6. WDodd

    WDodd TPF Noob!

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    I would add to everyone's recommendations by coming up with a business plan and telling us that.

    Might be easier for the people here to help you accomplish your goals if you already have a plan.
     

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