What's it like to be a Photographer?
A Photographer is a professional artist who uses digital or film cameras to generate artistic or commercial-quality images for a variety of uses.
As a Photographer you can choose to specialise in a range of different areas such as fashion, food, wildlife, aerial, scientific and underwater photography. You may even choose to become a Photojournalist, where your pictures tell a story or records an event.
Whilst many Photographers are freelancers, some are employed directly by organisations, such as newspapers and magazines. Some Photographers work primarily in photographic studios, such as portrait or product photographers, while others work on location capturing landscapes, real estate or events, such as weddings or sporting competitions.
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How to become a Photographer
- Complete a photography course. These range from bachelor degrees, TAFE, vocational and private courses.
- Create a portfolio. Your portfolio showcases your creativity and ability and is an essential part of getting work. Your portfolio should be digital – there are a number of websites that will help you create an online portfolio.
- Promote yourself. Social media is one of the most powerful ways to promote yourself and there are numerous sites that you can use to show off your photographs and connect with wide audiences and potential clients.
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