Discussion in 'The Aspiring Professionals Forum' started by Mchedgerphotography, Oct 24, 2017.
tirediron, thank you for your insight!
John (Tirediron) you ought to have a lot of nickels by now.
Mchedger I'd suggest you start learning how to shoot manual and Raw. I'd expect a professional anybody in whatever type work to be expert in using the proper equipment for a variety of situations. You probably need to get to the point that you don't have to spend a lot of time thinking about how to set the camera or how to adjust as you go, it should be almost automatic. Practice, practice, practice.
And learn about copyright, and look at Terms & Conditions on sites you're using. And learn about contracts and licensing etc. etc. - try ASMP or look up PPA. ASMP has done webinars (no cost, available to nonmembers) on marketing, etc.
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I think what you're finding on Facebook and craigslist are the people who want something that's cheap or free, and you're in with all the people with cameras trying to 'work' free or cheap. Who works for free doing any other type work?? nobody, unless it's a charitable cause and you choose to donate your time and ability and the value of your work.
It'd be better to get to the point that you could charge within an appropriate range, and are prepared to do professional quality work and handle a variety of responsibilities related to photography and business.
Vintagesnaps, you’re right about that! I don’t want to sell myself short either
Shoot in RAW so you can make use of post processing.
If you don't know how to take control of the image then you are not ready to be taking paying clients.
LOL so true.
AMEN, AMEN, AND AMEN!!!!
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