So you like taking pictures, ey? One of my most FREQUENTLY asked questions is, how does one get started?
1. Don’t overdue it: What is the use of having fancy equipment if you don’t know how to use it? Keep it simple, and advance slowly. I had a friend who wanted to start a photography business. She took out a loan and bought all sorts of fancy equipment, including an expensive camera, yet she kept the setting on auto. What is the use of having all those awesome settings if you aren’t going to use them?
2. Be patient: Photography takes practice. It isn’t the camera taking the picture, it is the photographer. Good photography doesn’t happen overnight, it is a skill that many photographers spend a lot of money learning to do, in education, seminars, SDPPA, etc.
3. Always keep your camera on you and look at everything as a photographic opportunity.
4. Find a mentor, and be inspired. It is so important to find a mentor that you trust and look up to. The important thing is find someone you like, but not to lean on them. You still will need to develop your own situation.
5. Subscribe to as many photography blogs and forums as you can.