If you’re getting into the world of photography, then you’ve probably wondered what you need to be a photographer.
The great thing about photography is that there aren’t any qualifications you need before you can start working, like there are in most professions. You don’t have to waste $50,000 learning photography, however there are some pretty good little courses out there.
The things you will need are obviously a camera, lighting gear including reflectors, probably backdrops, some makeup (or a makeup artist to help you out), as well as whichever lenses you use (personal preference), and a computer for editing the photos. Maybe even a high quality printer if you want to print the photos yourself.
This gear can be quite expensive, but it’s an investment that will pay itself off quickly once you start working, so it’s a good idea to spend a bit of money and get good quality equipment.
TIP: Make sure you buy plenty of extra batteries, because you never know when your battery will go flat!
The Most Important Part
So, now you know what you need to be a photographer, but you still don’t know the most important part of photography…
If you can’t get jobs, then there’s no point starting! This is what most photographers fail to realize before setting up shop, and it leads to a failed businesses within just a few months.
If you want to be really successful, you need a steady stream of clients and jobs. This means that it’s your duty to learn about effective marketing strategies so that you can find the business.
I know, I know… you’re probably planning on showing your clients how great you are with the hope that they’ll tell all their friends and your marketing will be covered by “word of mouth”, but I’ve got news for you… This doesn’t happen!
People simply don’t go around talking about your photography skills as much as you might think. So if they’re not going to find out about you through word of mouth, you’re going to have to take the message to them!
The good news, is that nearly all photographers are doing their marketing ALL WRONG! This means there’s huge opportunity for you to come along and do it right, getting all the clients and creating a 6 figure photography business fast!
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