Learning Professional Photography is one of my all-time favourite goals even though I never pursued it properly. There had always been something missing; either the tools, time, passion, energy, eagerness… etc.
So I though why try to take it seriously this time and perhaps share my eagerness and enthusiasm with those who, like me, had always loved photography, yet never attempted to take it seriously and learn it like professionals do.
I laid down sort of an outline plan to learn photography, easily and will jot it down in in bullet points for me to find them easy to follow and for others to also consider them.
Here you go;
How can one take easy steps to take professional photos and really really really enjoy photography.
1- First and as I usually do with any action; set your intention clear and stay hopeful through your journey of learning.
2- Put a timeline plan for your goal of Learning Professional Photography, meaning; select a date, let it be after a month or two, depends on you, and chose it to be the date by which you will have learned all about Professional Photography and can easily take perfect shots with your camera.
3- Buy a decent digital SLR camera, it doesn’t have to be very expensive but check models that have sufficient number of options you can use and feel them helpful.
4- Get familial with your camera, hold it a lot, explore it, along with reading the user manual.
5- Do your own online search and check online educational platforms such as Linda or even video tutorials.
6- Always remind yourself of the day when you have achieved this pleasant goal of being a good photographer and taking the shorts you always wanted to take.
7- Watch as many good photos as possible, accessible on many online photography platforms.
8- Connect to a community of photographers of your choice and talk to them a lot, you can even as for guidance every now and then.
9- Practice, Practice, Practice.
10, Make your camera accessible all the time and take it with you wherever you go, this will help you practice more and develop faster.
11- Make an online portfolio, where you can write down basic information about yourself and selective photos you took each week. You can filter that later on as you wish, but it’s a good way of tracking your development and seeing your dream coming to fruition.
12- Remember, the more hours and sincerity you put to your pursuit, the easier you will succeed.
Enjoy your pursuit of photography and wish me luck.
“I’m not bound to win but I’m bound to be true.”