Before any choice, one must have practised many different specialities, techniques and universes:
- Wildlife photographer
- Wedding photographer
- Food Photographer
- Press, magazine or fashion
- Art photographer
- Photo editing
Your choice will be based on your sensitivities, your most successful experiences and the skills you have developed and acquired. Where you feel the most vibrate, resonating with what makes you happy while always asking you the question: “what do I bring in addition to what already exists?”.
However, the professional life makes that it will sometimes be necessary to derogate to his speciality to live of his trade. That said, the more specialised we are in our field, the more we are asked about this segment and the more we become unique in its genre. It’s a double-edged sword, so do not be limited to this specificity.
What status for the photographer?
Everyone asks this question at the start of his photography activity.
There are several types of statuses:
- The classic wage but this becomes rare. Web giants, there are few providers of paid employment, now use automated photo channels, shooting, management of image bank.
- The independent photographer (SARL, auto-entrepreneur, the freelance photographer, artisan photographer, photographer authors etc.).
Examine each status, take time. Some allow the sale of specific benefits and no others. Others levy taxes, even before you start selling any photograph.
You have to peel everything. You will find everything and its opposite on the subject on the net.
I advise you the following formation, to be armed: “Rights and statutes of the photographer”. Books on the subject made by photographers are also complete and valuable.
The professional photographer’s material
The material to be acquired differs according to its speciality, the shoot to be made, the subject:
For a report: a case, a set of optics, an additional battery, a plethora of memory cards, a computer with the powerful graphics card, image software, an LED flash also with a tablet, a smartphone & dedicated applications, a compass. Think about access to the network, if you are in the open countryside, do not bet everything on your phone.
In short, it may be lightweight equipment.
For a studio: The equipment is much heavier. Above all, have a local (personal or rental). Then, concerning light, lighting equipment, it all depends on the scenography, the subject to be photographed, the sets, feet to fix funds, lead cables, trestles, fixtures for products to shoot.
- Moreover, a stock of ideas, tips, crafts and ingenuity to bring out the “foam” aspect of a shampoo, a beer drops of water.
- The photographer creates from scratch with fun and talent.
- Do not buy everything, think about renting.
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