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Learn to Become A Photographer

Online Photograhy School

Learn To Become A Photographer

All of us are photographers whether we use our mobile cameras, a compact digital camera or a DSLR. But many of us have toyed with the idea of taking on photography as a career. These 6 steps at online photography school will show you how anyone, with dedication and work, can build a career in this lucrative area.

“behind the camera” captured by Admarie Morales.

1. Focus

The first step in learning how to become a photographer is to decide whether you are willing to do what is required. It will take dedication, a lot of work, focus, some investment and loads of practise. You will need to make sacrifices. Time and money will be needed. You will need to properly learn the art of photography. You will be at a certain point now – to really adopt photography as your profession, you will need to elevate your skills to a whole new level and this will take practise. You will also need to consider what type of market within photography you intend to pursue. Wedding photography is very lucrative, fashion photography would take a real effort to break in to. Boudoir photography is a growing area and even family photography can put bread on the table.

2. Training

Thanks to this wonderful resource called the internet there is a load of training available for anyone wondering how to become a photographer, some free, some paid.

I can recommend several sites to you to follow – make sure you like them on Facebook or subscribe to their feeds so that you stay on top of all of the information they are going to provide you.

Sites right across the internet including my own will be a great resource for you.

So, if you really want to learn how to become a photographer you are going to need a decent camera.


3. Decent Camera

Head down to your local Mega store and Bam! Every camera ever created and known to man (at just about every price level) assaults you. If you are lucky enough to have someone from the store offer to help you, they probably look like they haven’t even graduated junior high and it’s doubtful they have much photographic experience.

Take a deep breath, and let me guide you through some of the different types of cameras and the different levels of associated cost. In the end, you should be a more informed consumer and you can impress the sales clerks with your fundamental knowledge.

4. Practice And Practice

So.. we are clearly spelling out to you how to become a photographer.. now the work begins.

Much like my friend the drummer here.. to make a career out of anything relating to an Art takes practice! The more practice. The more practice!


Taking great photos requires a complete focus on your composition. Be it for a wedding, a fashion shoot, a glamour shot or whatever, you need to compose your shots, pose your subject and ensure a creative outcome.


5. Marketing And Promotion

You have a clear plan about what sort of photographer you plan to become. You have just the right gear, you have invested in training to ensure you know exactly what you are doing, you have spent thousands of hours in practise and exposed yourself to professional photographers as much as possible.

What next? In order to put your shingle up and begin making a living as a photographer you need to market yourself and promote your services.

6. Dedication

This is a very competitive field and you will need to really stick at it if you want to succeed.

You can learn how to become a photographer.. just follow these 6 steps above!

David Forder

Visit our Online Photography School Again for better understanding of photography. You will again fall in love with what you love doing. Share The Love.

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