The Quest To Become A Professional Photographer [Infographic]

These days, it seems like everyone is a photo expert. Thanks to social media and all the photo apps that make us feel like we’re professional photographers, the world has been experiencing a renewed love of photography over the past several years. It’s so easy to make pictures look good these days. All you need is a smartphone, some high quality apps and good lighting.

Some people might even decide they want to take their love of photography further. They might decide to invest in a ‘real’ camera and explore becoming a professional photographer. If you want to become a professional photographer, do you know what the journey will be like? Would you like a taste of what you’ll encounter on a daily basis?

Thanks to this infographic called So, You Wanna Be A Photographer? (by Fotoseeds), it’s no longer a mystery. You can get a preview into your new life as a professional photographer by checking out this very in-depth graphic. As with most entrepreneurial endeavors, it may seem more glamorous than it actually is to make a living as a photographer. However, if it’s your passion, the joy you get from photography will probably make up for all the annoyances.

It seems to me (and I could be wrong of course) that with all photography technology available, in order to make a good living as a professional photographer, you have to be as good at selling your services and value as you are at the photography itself. This is the same kind of thing that web designers and other freelancers have been experiencing for years. Many try it, but few can sustain it. It’s survival of the fittest in the modern world. This is one of the most comprehensive photography infographics I’ve seen in a while. I hope you enjoy it!

The Quest To Become A Professional Photographer

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Via: [My Modern Met]


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    smaliknoor 9 years

    I am using Photo splashing app named “Photo Splash Fx” and found it to be awesome. Though i did use many other such apps, but due to following features, this became my favorite one.

     Allows users to choose from and apply two separate sets of effects: Photo Effects (full picture), and Splash Effects (selective area).
     Ability to add text, such as your emotions or sentiments on any photo.
     Quick and user-friendly interface.
     Multiple options to load your photo from – including Phone Camera, Photo Library, and the Pasteboard, as well as from the internet from Web Search, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Flickr and Picasa, to name a few.
     Ability to crop a photo, rotate it left or right, and mirror.

     Automatic restore last session restores the last editing session upon launching the app, if you wish to do so.
     Many different brush options to choose from – including Circular and Rectangular brush shapes, and Soft and hard brush types. Plus the ability to adjust brush thickness and opacity.
     Multiple effects to apply – as many as 140+ effects to choose from!
     Additional Colorize, Tintalize and Recolor features to enhance your photo.
     Advanced color picker for fine tune color selection.
     Pinch to zoom, Drag to pan and Double Tap to fit page.
     Unlimited undo is supported.
     Splash preview for fine-tuning and close-control over your image, especially the tricky areas.
     Works in both Portrait and Landscape mode.
     Share your edited photos via Email, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox.
    Save edited photo to photo library or pasteboard.
    For more details, one may refer

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    Excellent points well made and great graphics