Starting your Photography Journey at the Bottom!

Starting your Photography Journey at the Bottom!

Starting anything from the ground up is a rigorous challenge. It takes passion to push your through the rough time of beginning photography. This is a business that is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. If you don’t conform to these constant changes you will be a distant memory! Keepinng up the latest styles and types of photography. then spinning those trends and make them special to you and your business.  The struggle is real but the struggling won’t last always. The photography industry is not for the weak! You must have tough rumpled skin to deal with the realities of the industry. The realties are not everyone will like your work, not everyone is your client, not everyone can afford, and not everyone will value you as a photographer. Once, we realize these things and brush them off and focus on our target client’s that will not only our work but, love as a person we will succeed to new heights!

The Struggle

Before you succeed you’re going to struggle period! Various failures we equate to your success. Expect to miss-focus, over expose your images, and under expose your images.  Making mistakes is fine as long as your learn from them and approve upon them. The best way to conquer the struggle of manipulating your images is by learning how to shoot in manual model . What i mean by practice is shoot your dog, your cousins, random children, etc. Get your butt out there and use your gear and experiment! When I started I struggled, but I pushed myself and kept shooting over and over. Until I became competent at taking great photographs and learned posing and directing!

Bokeh is not everything!

Although Bokeh is great it’s beautiful and makes your photos look like art and it simplifies your composition it’s not everything! Blurry backgrounds are dope only if the eyes and face are in focus!  Not every image requires bokeh to draw focus to the subject. Another way to draw interest in your photograph is to pose your subject according to the direction of light. Typically the viewer’s eyes go to where the light is in the image.  Consider composition when deciding when you should blur the background if there are no distracting elements in the background there is no need to blur it. Also, you can move things out of the background to make the elements in your photos less distracting.

Learning Posing

I got to admit it’s hard to learn posing, but in my humble opinion you don’t learn it. Posing or poses depend greatly on what the client or model is wearing and what location they are at. To me, it’s important to get several frames from one pose and shot it a different angles. Or, to make minor adjustments of movements to change the pose ever so slightly. To refresh poses always look in fashion magazines are Pinterest to find new ways to pose your client’s

Shocking Realities of the Photography Industry

·         Everyone will NOT LIKE, OR ENJOY YOUR WORK PERIOD! IT DOESN’T MATTER QUIT FRANKLY, AS LONG AS YOUR CONFIDENT IN YOUR TALENT AND ALBILTY YOUR GOOD

·         All of your photoshoot inquires WILL NOT LEAD TO BOOKINGS. Everyone that inquires will not book because every is not the right client for your business

·         CONTRACTS ARE IMPORTANT THEY ARE MUTAL AGREEMENTS THAT WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND HELP YOU SET EXPECATIONS. CREATE YOUR OWN TERMS AND AGREEMENT CONTRACT

·          PEOPLE WILL NOT ALWAYS VALUE YOU AS A PHOTOGTAPHER AND THAT’S FINE IT JUST MEANS THEY ARE NOT YOUR KIND OF CILENT PERIOD!

·         YOU MUST FRIST BELIEVE IN YOURSLEF SO THAT OTHERS CAN FOLLOW SUIT

·         All photographers don’t support each other some are competitive and don’t believe in community over competition

Conclusion

Only way to go is up and this is when you’re constantly producing great work and making all of your client’s happy. Just know that you’re learning, growing, experimenting, and journey never really ends. There is always ways to innovate with taking your work to the next level. The struggle grooms you for success .

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