about making a living of their hobbies.
With the rapid development of technology and equipments photography has become
accessible to Avery large number of people. And we are not talking about the small, soap like cameras, but of
DSLRs, with which
one can take great photos with outering a photography expert. This is a great
thing on one hand, because more and more people are discovering the beauty of
the art of photography. On the other hand, it makes it more and more difficult
act on a market where the competition is expending fast. Nowadays, the
differentiation is no longer about the equipment (high level equipment becomes
affordable), but in the style of the photographer and, very important, in the
way he runs the business.
This shouldnt be
discouraging. Quite the contrary, it is a great challenge that is meant
to bring out the
best of each of you. Just jump in and get started. However, business is
not a playground,
so no matter how familiar you are or not with the business world, you
need to know some
basics and to be organized. This e-book is meant to give you a direction of how
to start a photography business. It starts from the premise that you are at
least an amateur photographer, so you know some photography basics.
You will learn
about planning your business in advance, how to get started, some basics
some examples of equipment you might need/want to start with, some
of advice, about mobile photography, some basics about how to run a
business and what
to pay attention to (especially the customers) and, finally, suggestions
of what to look
for to get better.
The bottom line is
that you just need to be sure you want to start your own photography
business, that you
see yourself doing it. Dream it. Then, with the help of a little planning,
you go and start
it. Dont lose yourself in complicated business plans or other details
that will only
discourage you. Expect to do mistakes, learn from them and continue, by
getting better at
it. Just dont make the mistake of quitting. And, most important, dont
the mistake of not starting it if this is what you really want.