There is a wide world of photography.
It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis
in some form or another. Photography is so much a part
of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the
places that it exists. When you watch television, look
at a magazine or even view a billboard on the highway,
this is all because of photography. There are so many
ways that photography crosses our lives each day. There
are a lot of opportunities for someone looking for photography
What Photography Jobs are
If you enjoy photography and
are thinking of it as a career, there are actually many
different directions you can choose from. Obviously,
there is professional photography but even in that choice
there are many other smaller options that you have as
You can become a photographer
in a special field such as wedding or family photographer.
You can choose to make money taking pictures of things
you love such as animals, nature or ships. If you enjoy
scuba diving, you can become an underwater photographer.
Pretty much anything you can think of, there is room
to take and sell pictures of it.
If you love taking pictures and
the idea of a career in photography sounds good to you,
just how do you begin finding photography jobs?
How Do You Find Photography
There are different ways of finding
photography jobs, depending on the type of job you are
looking for and your experience. You can begin by creating
a resume and portfolio of your work. Then you can search
on the internet at freelance photography job boards
or photography websites and message boards. Get specific
into types of photographing you have done and look on
the internet for those.
You can go locally and look for
internships or local firms or companies that may need
photographers. You can get the word out by doing small
events such as birthday parties and such. Get your name
out as someone who will work these functions. Show friends
and family samples of your work and ask them to spread
the word. You may even want to participate in a charitable
or non-profit event to boost your portfolio.
You can also begin submitting
your work to contests and magazines to get yourself
known and build your portfolio. Placing or winning in
contests and getting published in magazines can help
you build clips that you can use for getting bigger
and better jobs.
Lastly, you can actually apply
to jobs directly. It is best to do this only if you
have the proper qualifications for the job. You don’t
want to set your goals so high that you get let down
but there is nothing wrong with going for what you want.
Most importantly, get as involved with what you love
as possible. Learn as much as you can about photography
and what makes good photography. Subscribe to magazines,
read books, look at winners of photography contests.
Looking for information
about Photography? Go to: http://www.asaphotography.com
'ASA Photography' is published by Colin Hartness - An
excellent resource for Photography!