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Top 3 Tips for People Beginning Work as a Photographer


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Photography can be a very lucrative job if done right. Most beginners get into photography as a hobby. But you can turn it into a full-time job and enjoy the big money some of the elite photographers have been making. However, that will take some work and commitment.

With that in mind, there is no elaborate formula for becoming a successful photographer. Some people wing it and still enjoy a very successful career. But, you can follow a few guidelines to increase your chances of hitting the ground running. 

Market Yourself

If you are ready to take photography as a full-time career, the first step you need to take is marketing your work. Marketing has always been the key the success in every business endeavor. Without an elaborate marketing plan, most businesses fail a few years after they are established. A good strategy, however, can help you keep your photography business alive and ensure it enjoys a desirable growth rate.

There are plenty of marketing strategies you can use to market your photography business as a beginner. For instance, you can use social media platforms to reach your target audience. Most modern customers frequent social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. Use this Facebook ads maker to generate top-quality content for your Facebook advertising page. 

Give Your Portfolio an Overhaul

Another essential tip you should pay attention to as a beginner photographer is giving your portfolio an overhaul. If you have been doing photography as a hobby, there is a great chance you have taken pictures of virtually everything you set your eyes on. In most cases, a hobbyist portfolio will contain a wide range of genres and sub-genres, which makes it look like you lack some sense of direction.

When looking to step into the professional photography world, you need to think about creating a professional photography portfolio. You can easily do that by splitting your existing portfolio into two primary categories: a business and a personal portfolio. The business section should contain pictures of specific industries you want to major in, e.g. sports and real estate. With the personal portfolio, you can include everything you want, be it pictures of your pets or those nice rides you come across in your neighborhood. 


Like any other business, photography requires a certain level of consistency to ensure success. You must ensure consistency in every aspect of your business, whether marketing and networking or delivering quality work.

The best thing about a photography career is work brings more work. If you deliver quality work to a client and they are satisfied, there is a great chance they will recommend you to their friends. On the contrary, inconsistencies in your work sends all the wrong messages. So, always strive for consistency in everything you do. 

Final Thoughts

Transitioning into a seasoned photographer will take some effort and commitment. Other tips you should consider as a beginner photographer include utilizing photography tools, identifying your weakness and addressing them, working on your charges and rebranding your social media profiles to suit your new business. 

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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