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How to become a professional photographer?

  1. soni2006 profile image79
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    How to become a professional photographer?

  2. CoPilot Media profile image55
    CoPilot Mediaposted 8 years ago

    Buy a camera and pick up the phone.  Eventually you're going to accidentally find a gig, then just learn from your mistakes...

  3. Melissa Royal profile image59
    Melissa Royalposted 7 years ago

    Go to college for photography. I don't know where you live, but if I did I would suggest some colleges.

  4. grantlylynch profile image69
    grantlylynchposted 7 years ago

    This is not a hard one to answer- find photographers you admire and respect and then try and emulate what they have done. This takes a lot of hard work and creative input- but if you do it you will have 40% of what you need. The other 60% is about being in business and that's the hard part- but if you really want it your commitment will be rewarded. Grant

  5. s.wilson profile image71
    s.wilsonposted 7 years ago

    You need to market yourself, a lot.  Join networking groups.  Advertise.  Even bad photographers get work if they put enough blood sweat and tears into marketing.  I know; I have seen their products when friends show me wedding albums. 

    I wouldn't say go to college for photography to become a professional as you can learn a lot from the internet and books.  You need to practice shooting.

    What you should study is business.