Like you, I was a beginner photographer not long ago. I’m getting better by learning from my mistakes as I go. But what if you didn’t have to make such costly mistakes? What if you could visit one place online that could tell you what to do when it comes to photography?
“If only I had waited for the price to drop.”Alexander Lewis, 1-10 days after buying lenses.
Photography is a highly specialized field with a wide salary range, which is highly dependent on your brand, experience and portfolio. But even those with limited experience can command competitive rates by the strength of their portfolio and branding. With smartphones easing the barrier of entry, there exists a large knowledge barrier that divides amateurs from professionals, especially concerning DSLR’s and mirrorless cameras.
This blog hopes to help newcomers to photography of all ages get a grasp of key concepts and more.
What will you find here?
- Equipment guides
- Building a portfolio
- Photo storage
- Location, location, location
- Invoicing and contracts
- Photo Contests
- Audio and video
- Starting your business
- Intros to different types of photography:
- Engagement and wedding
- Landscape and nature
- Headshots and portraits
As a working reporter and someone who has invested heavily in my budding photography business with a large photo-journalistic portfolio, I have made some wise and not-so-wise choices over the last 4 years. By learning from mistakes, I can guide newcomers to avoid my pitfalls and reap the rewards photography can bring them, be they financial or personal. I hope by coming here you can create beautiful photos that capture precious moments that change lives in a positive way.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing the smiles on the faces of people when they see one of my photos and I want to help others feel the same joy.
Lewis, A. (2019). Jay Burger Comedy Show 8.1.19 – BEST-12 [photo].
Lewis, A. (2019). Canon Rebel T6i (IMG_8194) [photo].
Peterson, T. (2018). Alexander-Lewis-1 2018 [photo]. Retrieved from https://www.middlesexcc.edu/service-learning/featured-students/
Sinnreich, A. (2019) “The Origins of Intellectual Property.” The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property. Chapter 1, page 1-17. (PDF)
I was able to use these photos since, as Aram Sinnreich (2019) points out in “The Origins of Intellectual Property,” “only the owner of a copyright can reproduce a work,” and I am the owner of my photos (p. 4)