Great photography isn’t just about having a great camera, it is about the photographer’s skill, and practice. There is a big difference between been a gifted photographer and a skilled photographer. You might be gifted and not skilled. That is why I always advice that if you are gifted, you should try to earn a degree in photography.
There are some things you should know if you want to be a top rated photographer.
- Brightness is also known as exposure. It means how much bright you want your image to look so that it can maintain its natural appeal. However, getting and knowing the amount of brightness that is right for a photo can be quite tricky, but once you get the trick of knowing the right amount of brightness you need, you are one step ahead to becoming a great photographer. I would advise you to enroll for a photography course to learn more about brightness.
- When it comes to photography, light is the master and the photographer is the servant. Before you can take any great nature photo, you have to schedule your time according to weather conditions. Scheduling your time according to weather conditions doesn’t only apply when you are taking nature photos; it also applies in the studio environment. Before you can take a perfect photo in the studio, you have to have a great lighting. Getting the right lighting comes from consistent practice and determination. Although photo-editing tools are one of the easy ways to master how to use lighting, but you can’t completely master the use of lighting without correcting and guidance.
- For you to be a great photographer, you need great orientation on how to do things. There are so many times where the picture you shot is different from what you imagined it to be. This is as a result of flawed imagination. You need to go through trainings to be able to turn your imagination into reality. And of course, you will make lots of mistakes, but you would get better.
- Every photographer needs to learn about the composition of sizes, colors and of background elements that make the photo look very beautiful. The fact is that how elements are placed in respect to each other in a frame decides the end result of the photo.
Five mistakes you should avoid as a photographer
We are all humans, and we are bound to make mistakes. But there are some mistakes that cost us a lot. In photography, there are some mistakes you should avoid. Because the last thing you want is your brand losing its relevancy because of a mistake you committed.
So I wrote this article to identify some mistakes that you should not make.
- Using someone else’s niche. The biggest mistake you can make in any business is using someone else’s niche. Just because someone is doing well with a niche doesn’t mean you will do well with the niche. You are unique. You should not choose to copy someone else’s niche. Choose a niche because you love it.
- Trying to blog everything. Most people are guilty of the mistake. The truth is that blogging everything means blogging nothing. What you blog about really matters, so you should make sure that what you blog about goes in line with what you do.
- Promoting your work to the wrong audience. You should not make the mistake of promoting your work to the wrong audience. When you market to the wrong place, you might end up not gaining any customer or audience. So before you start your marketing, it is best to identify your target audience. After identifying your target audience, you can start marketing. but identifying your target audience should be your first priority.
- Working for free. Most photographers make this mistake – working for free in exchange for exposure. This is a very big mistake. Under no circumstance should you work for free, because most of the times, the exposure is very worthless. It would not bring you new audiences or clients. So why are you wasting your time working for free when you will never get anything in return. However, you should work for free when you feel like – maybe for a close friend or family. Apart from that, you should never work for free. Make sure you get paid for all your jobs.
- Hiding all your pricing information. Most photographers make the mistakes of hiding all their price information. If a customer wants to patronize you, he or she needs to see the price to see if it is within their range. Hiding your pricing information only means one thing to the customers “it costs thousands of dollars” trust me, you might lose customers.
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