Friday, June 29

going pro...

“ Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

I have always loved taking photos of people; capturing an emotion, holding on to a gorgeous little moment or somehow catching a kind of essence of the person I'm photographing. Someone told me that the difference between an amateur photographer and a professional is really just the amount of photos they have taken. I want to take that step and make this my full time career so I'm going to be taking a hell of a lot more photos!

I don't have any qualifications, not much training and in fact I'm pretty much self-taught but I really believe you don't have to go through the usual university route to become successful. It's a little more scary but there are other options. I'm going to continue to study and get as much experience as possible, maybe from becoming a photographer's assistant, maybe studying a course by myself or maybe just jumping in and seeing if anyone wants some portraits done! At the moment I don't actually know which route I'll take but it's going to be fun, after all who wouldn't want to take pictures for a living...

is it even work if you love it that much?

So... please critique, nudge, nitpick and comment. If you are a pro photographer or just know a little bit about it please share your tips, opinions, and advice. Any help welcome!