Great photos are made, not taken. Generating the ideal image demands a skill set that consists of a deep comprehending of one’s gear, the light, and the capability to think about what story you want the photo to tell and how to communicate that story through a captured moment in time. Tremendous patience, physical flexibility (a photographer spends a lot of time pretzeled into odd positions to capture the perfect angle), and an skill to think lucidly before dawn (can’t miss that golden light) are also critical.
Most Sydney Photographers would now acknowledge that proficiency with photo-editing software is also a critical skill.
What is the difference between an amateur and professional photographer? Many photographers ask this question and wonder what is the answer. The article here will give you some information about the steps, guidelines, equipment needed, and warnings. For more specific information talk with a professional photographer to get their input and experience.
1) Look at their credentials. A professional photographer has either gone to college, community college, or photography program, or is self taught. Some have been apprentices to other well established professional photographers.
2) Check out their equipment. Professional photographers make a living by visualizing, creating, and printing their images using high quality equipment. This equipment is not cheap and can run into several thousands of dollars. Many professional Photographers’ income (75-100%) is from their photography. They spend very long hours in and out of their offices and studios every week. The photography equipment most professionals use is higher end in quality and price. The cameras are often full frame digital SLRs (Single Lens Reflex), top of the line 35mm film, or medium format digital cameras.
3) The professional photographer continues to learn more and update their skills regularly. This can be done through workshops, college courses, trade shows, professional organization training, or interactions with other professionals.
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One of the most important is the commitment. Hobbyists and semi-pros shoot primarily for fun. That means if the weather’s bad, the kids are sick or there’s a big game on the telly, they can leave the camera in the garage and shoot another time.
Professional photographers don’t get to pick and choose the times they want to take pictures. Whatever the conditions, they have to take the shots and come back with a pile of images that the client can actually use. “A pro photographer learns how to flip their switches and bring the heat to any assignment,” says Ron Houser, a semi-pro who applied his professional programming skills to creating FlickrLeech. “It doesn’t matter if it’s the white sky of death outside, if you are hired to nail the shot, then you just have to nail the shot. No excuses.”
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