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Do you have what it takes?

Do you have what it takes?

R. Dodge Woodson

World Photographers Organization

Do you have what it takes to make money with a camera? If you're a serious amateur photographer with basic camera equipment, can have an ATM in your Camera Bag. This book is not intended to be a thick manual, the word-heavy used to give all the information necessary for decision professional photography. If you want a big book on how to make money with your camera, this is not. If you want a concise guide to get the most out of your camera real opportunities to make money, that's all.

Rather use hundreds of paragraphs and pictures as he could in a photograph of how-to book, I'll make this quick and easy for you. I'll tell you what you need to know as quickly and cleanly as I can.

This definitive guide to the photography career opportunities will not teach you to become a wedding photographer or a photographer of nature. You will not learn the techniques and tactics used for sports photography. Nowhere in here you will find how-to details of the capture of photos of birds in flight. Well, what are you going to learn?

I will show that the down and dirty facts to turn a dollar with the camera. Not everything I say is going to be what you want to hear. Life is rarely full of glory, without pain. Photography is not very different. For aspiring professional photographers who want to make some serious money legitimately, the guide is straight talk with the facts.

Now that you know it will not be sugar-coated garbage lull you into a fantasy land, let's dig into the real potential income for you as a photographer. Let's start with the team and the progress of personal skills and personalities.


What is needed for teams to make money in photography? Much depends on the type of photography you decide not to pursue as a career. Does the basics of what it takes to make a stab at making money with photography? Let's take this piece by piece.

  • Do you own a quality of 35 mm Digital Camera? In today's competitive world, you will find that digital photos are a necessity.
  • What should you look for in a good camera body?

Look at the number of megapixels that the camera will take pictures. Do not buy a camera that produces less than 8 megapixels. Getting a camera body that shoots 10 Megapixels is a better buy for longevity. As the cameras continue to improve, the greater the number of megapixels to start, the longer it will be suitable for competitive employment.

  • Do I need a camera body that uses removable and interchangeable lenses?

A reflex Single Lens (SLR) with interchangeable lenses is the best, but you can start with a fixed Camera Lens. The cost of having interchangeable from one system can be more than what he wants to move to test the waters.

  • A built-in electronic flash pop-up a camera good enough to make money?

This type of flash is limited in use, but has little effect on shoot with natural light. If you shoot with flash equipment in a separate study, make sure your body camera is equipped with a PC connection. cheaper cameras do not offer this feature. Add a hot shoe mounted flash will be convenient if you do much flash photography.

  • How important is a brand of camera?

The brand of camera you use is not very important unless you are building a system around the camera body. By this I mean they do not want to invest much money in interchangeable lenses are not suitable for ultimate camera of your choice. Personally, I started with a Minolta SRT ago 101 ® for many years. It was my first "real" camera. Then I went to Canon ®, and built a system around it. When turned digital, I sold my film crew and bought Canon Digital equipment. Usually for most professionals use either Canon or Nikon ® equipment.

  • Are zoom lenses is good for a professional job?

Most professional lenses to avoid capture when they can. Professionals prefer what they call "the first" lenses. These are the fixed-lens distance focal providing sharper pictures of the zoom lens can. But zooms are fine for basic needs of the picture and you can use when starting Working as a professional.

  • What about tripods?

Tripods and Monopods come in various styles, designs and prices. A macro photographer you want a sort of tripod, while a studio photographer may want a different kind of support. Monopods are an excellent investment. Are not need, but they do add a small price stability. The type of photography who persecute you dictate your support needs of the camera. There are plenty photography work can be done with nothing more than your hands for support.

  • The gadgets are great fun to buy and some of them are very useful, but non of them are required to start as a professional photographer.
  • filter systems can improve the pictures quickly. They are not necessary, but filters can add much flavor to your photos. Gel filters work well and are relatively inexpensive.
  • Camera Bags can cost much money. Some photographers are mesmerized by the variety of bags available. When you are starting, you can get by with a basic backpack or luggage. Buy some foam padding. Court to fit the bag to protect your computer, and you're in business with very little money is spent on a way to lead his team.
  • What else I need? You must have a second Camera Battery charged and with you at all times. Get a few memory card so you never run out of storage space photo. Invest in a cleaning kit and use it. A Camera Strap makes carrying cameras with wide heavy lenses easier on the shoulder. Buy a vest photographer. It is a good investment for all types of photography. The other falls into the perfect gadget categories until your personal needs.
  • How much costs this basic equipment? I'm not going to make this book a guide to pricing. Prices change quickly in the world Shutterbug. That said, I would estimate that you can get a very good ability to Canon Slr with interchangeable lenses for less than $ 600 new. At the time of adding a goal and whatever, you are probably looking between $ 1,000 and $ 1,500. Of course, you can find a good used equipment at very affordable prices. Worth a look if you're not sure what he wants to do with photography.

High-strength Pro Gear is expensive. You can expect to spend $ 2,500 to $ 7,500 for a camera body and then beaten to pro lenses at any Instead of about $ 700 to over $ 8000, through the lens. Surely you do not need this kind of art training in the beginning and with some exceptions, probably never will an absolute necessity for it. But the Child, most of us want it!

Personal Preferences

His personal preference on the type or types to pursue his photography equipment needs dictate, your chance of making money, and so on. What do you do? If you like taking pictures of spiders, go for it, but know you have a very limited niche market. Shooting weddings on weekends can bring in thousands of dollars a week. To a large extent, this book is intended to show that their choices and raise a point where a decision can be viable.

Skill Level

What is your skill level photographer? Regardless of where you fall on the rating scale, you can invest the time and money needed to enhance their skills. Once you know what want to do, you can concentrate on specific workshops that cover your type of photography. For example, underwater photography is not a common field of activity. For be really good at it, you need some special training. Before being sold as a photographer, make sure they are competent to take pictures that do not look like Grandma ® snapped them in their old Brownie.

Your Personality

His personality can guide you in the right direction in his career of photography. If you do not like errors nature photography is probably not for you. People who had to deal with models who are too demanding can enjoy pet photography. Such Once you must be a press photographer and do all the fun stuff that goes with this special classification of the photographer. You can get press credentials of the Organization World Photographers, , as a photographer of his magazine, Images World Today.


How much cash on hand is needed to start? Depends on what you are doing, where they are, and how aggressive it will be. There is no clear answer. Assuming you have the basic essential equipment must be able to get a business by spending $ 500 or less. Once you get a job, word of mouth from satisfied customers will help to keep you busy. It's how a lot of full-time professionals came to work full time with their cameras.

Well, I'm sure I could talk about more details, but let's cut to the chase and begin to see the different types of photography that you can actually make money doing it.

About the Author

R. Dodge Woodson is a full-time internationally-known, best-selling author and photographer. He created the World Photographers Organization (WPO) as a serious resource for all photographers from point-and-shooters to pros. Photographers of all skill levels come to WPO to learn, to increase sales, and to take advantage of the extensive resources offered by WPO. Having been a pro photographer for more than 30 years and a full-time writer for 17 years, Dodge now feels it is time to share his tricks of the trade with up-and-coming freelancers.

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