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Make Money By Becoming A Competition Photographer

Do you enjoy taking photos? Do you have a background as a photographer? Becoming a Professional Competition Photographer can give you an outlet for your creative passion.

Taking pictures of weight lifting competitions can earn you money while helping the individual athletes. At many events, there is not a photographer to take pictures of the body builders. Many competitors bring family or friends to take their photos at the event. If you enjoy photography and enjoy the weight lifting sport then becoming a competition photographer is right for you.

Become the Best

To become successful in this field, you should learn everything you can about the craft of photography. Practice your craft daily. Develop your skills to achieve the level you envision yourself to be. Become familiar with digital photography as well as manual photography.

Enroll in classes to stay on top of the latest techniques and equipment. Learn all the latest digital techniques, color management, processing, and compositions. Have a voracious appetite for reading and browsing through images. Read lots of books on the subject of photography as well as looking at industry specific magazines.

Equipment

Buy a good, quality digital camera which feels good in your hands. One of the best lenses to purchase for photography is the F2.8 70-200 mm lens.

The Business Side

Check with your local government about setting up your business. There may be applications to fill out and fees to be paid. Determine what your requirements are for beginning a new business. You may need to be licensed and bonded. Some states require you to register with the state as well.

Learn everything you can about editing photographs. Even your best images sometimes could use a little extra correcting. Always take the extra time to make your photos better. Buy computer software to make your job a little easier. On the flip side, know where the balance is when editing. You don’t want to overdo an aspect of editing and have your work come across as gimmicky.

Build a professional portfolio

As an entry level photographer, you will need a professional portfolio to showcase your work. Whenever you have a shoot for fashion photos, you will need to place these pictures in your portfolio. These images need to be of your best work. Look for photos which stand out from all your other images. If any of your photos are published you will need to include those photos. Published photos show that someone has been willing to take a chance on your work.

These photos need to be organized into a folder. Buy a discreet three-ring binder with protective sheets. The protective sheets should have three-ring-hole punches on the side.

Build a website

If you can afford to spend money on marketing, then you should consider creating a website to showcase your work. Upload your best work for an online portfolio. Add a shopping cart to your website to encourage transactions online.

Have color brochures printed, presenting many photos of different age groups you have taken. Make sure you have personalized business cards made.

Start This Business Today!

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