Photography is one of my favorite artistic disciplines. We cling to memories forever with a photograph. Just as much as people love pictures, I love taking them even more. I especially love kids photography as it kills two birds with one stone. It’s a bit like scrap booking only better.
Everyone can be a photographer, whether it’s a mother who takes images at each of her kid’s moments in life, or perhaps it is the father who never forgets his camera for a football or basketball game. Or maybe it’s the young woman who loves nature hikes with her camera.
Photography is a people’s art
One thing’s for sure; photography is an art of the people. All of them have an eye for those special moments and that they all love the camera capacity to capture that moment and freeze it in time forever.
Once you get into photography, it can be expensive, (yes it’s more expensive than most crafts) and freelance photography is one way to make your hobby pay. Photography can be your primary career or it may begin as something you do in your free time, but start making money from it and you won’t look back.
The freedom of photography
It’s just like freelance writing and it can give you the freedom to work for themselves on their own time and make money doing something that they love doing anyway. And if you get good it could help fund your travels.
To begin getting jobs as a freelance photographer, you will need a portfolio. Even if you’ve never had photographs published or publicly exhibited, you should compile a portfolio of your very best work and after that add to it if that you win photography contests or begin receiving paid work.
As we mentioned, building a portfolio is the initial step in submitting your work for pay, but once it comes right down to it, it is the quality of the photograph which will determine if that you get paid for it.
Some people have more of a natural talent for taking good images than others, but it’s a skill that everyone can learn. There are schools devoted to the art of photography and that you may also get a degree in it. Try your local community center or community college or look online. If you have kids, they can be challenging and fulfilling subjects to photograph. Kids photography is a great way for the family to bond and for you to do something worthwhile at the same time.
Some cities have photography groups that meet to share pictures and tips. There are also many groups on Facebook that are devoted to photography and freelance photography. You need to study the works of as many famous photographs as possible. Have a look at what’s getting published.
Of course, if you don’t want to take it that seriously, just start up an Instagram account and load your photos there. Focus on building a following and who knows what might happen!