To be a great photographer you need to have a great passion for photography. All you need to know to do your job as a photographer to proper is to read this article!
To be a great photographer, we will give you an advice. You must specialize in just one category as portraits, landscapes and so on. You can learn how to be the best within two categories.
For example, if your photos are great, you can sell them for a magazine. They can put your photos on the cover of a magazine or inside it. If you are a photographer for models or portraits your photos can appear in a fashion magazine. If you are a landscape photographer, they will appear in geography magazines. Also, if your photos are with rooms, houses, furniture you can appear in a deco magazine (a magazine with ideas for arrange your house or rooms).
They have the right to use your photos only if they buy them from you. Without your agreement and a sign contract they can’t use your photos- it is illegal. You have the right to put your photos everywhere you want. This kind of right is named copyright.
To give the right to use your photos to a firm or another person you need to sign a contract, more exactly you sell a license. In contract you must say where the buyer will use the photo (We mean in which territory) and how many times he will use the photo. If he did it more than the contract says, it is illegal.
Also, you are the one who decide if your photo can be used by one single buyer, only once or if you will sell the photo many times to many buyers. With other words, you decide if your photo will be exclusive or non-exclusive.
Also, if you are a wedding or party photographer you can use also the copyright, but your customer can also use them how they want to. Only thing you can do is writing your name or your firm name on all photos.
Also, you can have your own firm, mmore exactly your studio photo where you can photograph your customers.
Your photos can be used also by television and others.
Here we will present you how many types of photographs exists. After you will see this list you can decide what type fits your personality better. So, you can be a:
- Fashion Photographer;
- Landscape Photographer;
- Wildlife Photographer;
- Aerial Photographer;
- Scientific Photographer;
- Nude Photographer;
- Medical Photographer;
- Event Photographer;
- Street Photographer;
- Advertising Photographer;
- Micro Photographer;
- Concert Photographer;
- Architecture Photographer;
- Real Estate Photographer;
- Satellite Photographer;
- Vehicle Photographer;
- Tarvel Photographer;
- Baby Photographer;
- Pet Photographer;
- Sports Photographer;
There can be many any types of phorographer.
What you need to know to be a great photographer?
Well, you need to know how to set the light on peoples face. You also need to know how to manage the shadow to create mistery. You need to know how to use daylight and also the dark. Despide the sun light, you need to know to use the other sources of light as bulbs and others. To not forget the quality of the light.
The angles are very important too! You need to analyze all the elements that are in the background of your camera. You need to pay attention to the crop; you need to choose the perfect angle and distance; not too closer and also not too wider; when you take the photo you must ask yourself why you do not take the photo closer or wiser; that’s the way you find how to take the best picture. Another improtant thing about angle is your subject. You must choose a specific angle if he is moving and another one if he isn’t moving. Other things present in the background as rain, dust, smoke and many others are very important too. Also, you can move around your subject and not make him move how you want to. It’s easier and you can focus on something you can never imagine!
To be a great photographer, you can also read specific books or take courses online. You have many books in the domain, but you need to pay attention to what you choose because you can choose the wrong book! Before starting to study one of them, get some information about them. Books are also specific for beginners, medium or professional phorographers.
Well, if you are at the beginning we will get you some advice. You should start with a personal project. More exactly, you must take photos of your family and friends first. Or, you can stop people on the street and ask them if they agree to.
You must make a plan! You need to plan at what you will take photos, where you will go or what you will use. First of all, you need to have enough money for it, for buying a great camera or own/rent a studio.
Do not worry if one of your project is a failure, you can learn from it more than if you have only successful projects. Mistakes are the key for success because if you make mistakes you know what you did wrong.
But, you have always to have the ambition to make it perfect, no matter what you have!