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How to Start a Photography BusinessNOTE!: This page is aimed at photographers who are interested in how to make a real income from their photography hobby. If you are thinking of a part time photography business (for example, just a few hours per day, taking photos in your local area) then here's where you can find out how your camera could earn you $200 per day.
A photography business can be a rewarding way to make money. One of the keys to being a good freelance photographer is being well-prepared. The following tips will help you to be ready for your next big photo shoot.
Tip 1. Plan Your Photo Shoot in Advance
Brainstorm before you go and make a list of all the photos,
subjects and angles you want to shoot. Consider the places,
attraction, activities, and scenery.
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It is a good idea to read through your camera manual again so you know all the features that your camera offers. You might be surprised to discover a feature that you haven't used for a while or that you had forgotten.
It is vital to know that your camera is functioning properly. If you shoot with film have not used your camera for some time, then shoot a short roll with several pictures and have it developed. With digital camera take some shots and upload these to your computer to check that everything is working satisfactorily. There is nothing more embarrassing than discovering at the shoot that your camera does not work.
With digital cameras, make certain that the resolution is on an appropriate setting. There's nothing worse than discovering after the shoot that your digital camera was still on the smaller, lower quality resolution you used last week to take some funny shots of your dog.
Make certain you have plenty of memory cards, of a high capacity. Remember that professional quality photos, at a high resolution, take up a lot of space.
sure your camera has fully charged batteries and always take
some spares. Don't forget to pack the power cord so you can
recharge your camera on the go.
Tip 6. Clean Your Lenses
Always clean a lens using a proper lens cleaning brush. By doing
this you will be able to remove fingerprints and dust particles
without damaging the lens.
Tip 7. Pack Your Accessories
You'll need your charger and cables to connect your camera to
your computer. Depending upon your camera model you will
probably need to take a combination of lenses and filters as
well as your flash. Don't forget a plastic bag in case you need
to protect against moisture.
Tip 8. Take a Back Up Camera
Always take a back up camera to an important photo shoot. You
might consider taking a one-time-use, waterproof camera which
will serve as an emergency backup as well as being useful for
any beach or underwater shots.
Tip 9. Check the Weather Forecast
Check the weather forecast in advance, and prepare contingency plans just in case it doesn't turn out as expected.
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