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What are the things apart from academics, if a Photographer learns, will be helpful in long run?

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RE: What are the things apart from academics, if a Photographer learns, will be helpful in long run?

Deepak Rana
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The photography is not about your educational qualifications but your skills and therefore you need to learn a variety of things other than your academics if you want to succeed as a photographer:


1. In order to become a successful photographer you need to understand your genre. What kind of photographs do you want to capture - you should know that. Once you are sure about that, you can start familiarizing yourself with that particular field. You can also learn about it from the various resources available to you. Understanding the minute details of that genre will help you to succeed.

2. The photographers need to stay updated about the latest technology and the methods that are coming in to the picture. They have to have that knowledge and cannot afford to stay behind in terms of awareness. Therefore it is very much required as a photographer that you keep learning about the latest technology being used in the photography. At the same time you need to be updated about the latest trends and events happenings in the world of photography.

3. The photographers need to build the relationships in the industry. Therefore networking is an important skill that they need to learn and is helpful in the long terms. Please keep this in mind that no matter how good photographer you are you need to have the contacts in the industry to fetch the work for yourself. The professional network will help you to get there and therefore is important for you to learn how to build that.

4. As a photographer you need to learn how to maintain the portfolio and share that with your prospective clients which will be very helpful for the purpose of getting work in the near future. The portfolio is like your resume where you showcase your work. You need to learn about the right platforms where you can share your work. Internet can be a good help as there are many websites that allow the photographers to share their images and connect to the clients. You need to stay active in order to get the work.

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