The most important thing when starting your first job as a photographer is to just be yourself. People buy from personality so show them what they will get when they choose you and the right people will keep coming back.
Secondly be professional. This means being punctual, providing the client with what they asked for, being easy to work with, and respecting their wishes. Then make sure you deliver the images in the agreed time frame.
Thirdly don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re unsure about something, ask the client. It’s better to ask and get it right than to try to wing it and risk making a mistake.
Next, find a mentor or go to workshops and learn from more experienced photographers. A good mentor/ workshop leader will be able to teach you the ropes, answer your questions, and point you in the right direction when it comes to both the technical and creative aspects of photography. My favourite workshops are photography session days.
Never be afraid to experiment. Photography is all about trial and error. The more you experiment, the more you’ll learn about what works for you and what doesn’t. So go out there and start shooting!
Take some time to do your research before the day of the job. Look up tips and tricks online, talk to other photographers, and get as much information as you can do you can do the shoot to the best of your ability.
Finally, be patient. Learning photography takes time, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Stick with it, and eventually you’ll start to see your skills improve.
And that’s it! These are just a few tips to get you started on your photography journey. The most important thing is to have fun and keep on snapping.
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