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    Question photography as a job

    thinking of taking photos as a job

    slim chance of it becoming a full-time thing, but
    interested to know how do you get started?

    do you HAVE to own a studio [studio lighting, etc]?
    do you need to have attended those photography
    courses [any good ones to recommend]?

    did photography before - as ECA, mainly shooting sports day,
    swimming competitions, sch theatre productions, etc

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    Default Re: photography as a job

    You will need a very good portfolio of your works, some equipment and some advertising.

    No, you do not need to own studio lights (you can rent a studio instead) nor you need to attend photography courses. Experience would be a plus. But, more importantly, you need "cangtao" and "lobang" to survive.

    Originally posted by Poke-u-pine
    thinking of taking photos as a job
    A more apt term would be "Professional Photographer".

    Merry Christmas!
    Last edited by mervlam; 25th December 2002 at 01:19 AM.

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    There're no hard and fast rules really...

    One thing to take if you take anything out of this thread? Be in the right place at the right time. Oh, and be a good photographer. Oh, and be a people's person. Oh, and...

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    Default Re: Re: photography as a job

    Originally posted by mervlam
    You will need a very good portfolio of your works, some equipment and some advertising.

    No, you do not need to own studio lights (you can rent a studio instead) nor you need to attend photography courses. Experience would be a plus. But, more importantly, you need "cangtao" and "lobang" to survive.



    A more apt term would be "Professional Photographer".

    Merry Christmas!
    mmm.....i hav not attended any courses before......to me it's a waste of money.........best way is to work as a asst. photograhper..........tats wat i did...when i first started off my career.......but wat kind of photography r u in ???wedding, adv......

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    working as a professional is unlike other job. You can't just go for an interview and say " I want to be a photographer". The interviewer ask you " what are you good in." you answer " ????dunno leh".

    Got wat I mean? Start photography as a hobby 1st.

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    I forgot to mention working as a photographer's assistant and Jed's right. No hard and fast rules. Interest in photography is important of course!

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    HOw do you get to be a photographer's assistant? ambush one and say you want to be his assistant?? just joking lah.....

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    Originally posted by Silverelf
    HOw do you get to be a photographer's assistant? ambush one and say you want to be his assistant?? just joking lah.....
    no.....do be patient to read the papers......

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