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    Default How to become a professional photographer

    Right, that's it.... the secret's out. No longer is the world of professional photography the domain of a select few. Now there is an actual manual on this. You too can become a professional in just 3 easy steps.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Prof...l-Photographer




    And while you're on your way to becoming a professional, you can also master the art of fine art nude photography by taking erotic photos of yourself (If you want to follow this path, you should also read up on how to look sexy when naked

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    Right, that's it.... the secret's out. No longer is the world of professional photography the domain of a select few. Now there is an actual manual on this. You too can become a professional in just 3 easy steps.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Prof...l-Photographer




    And while you're on your way to becoming a professional, you can also master the art of fine art nude photography by taking erotic photos of yourself (If you want to follow this path, you should also read up on how to look sexy when naked
    Like the good job done here: http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=225941
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    First of all, u must be able to stand harsh critics and comments about the photos u took and also your character, personailty, reputation and appearance as a whole. If u cannot.. then u will never make it far.

    Photography as a hobby is 180 degrees different from a professional career. As a career, u need to pray that your Art Director or Editor would like your photos, because as professional artists, their perception of looking at things such as photographs may be very different from u. Most importantly.. your photos will decide the level of impact to their business sales and profits.. so the pressure is on you !

    Equipment such as body, lenses and studio equipment will be avaliable because they are purchased under company expenses. However, if u are freelance.. u need to fork our money to get and maintain your gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Thanks for that... now I have to wash my eyes out with soap.


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    Aiyah, no matter how good your photo skills are, you'll still get nowhere fast if you don't have a good business acumen.

    A half-baked photographer has a higher chance of success if he's got a good business head. And not the other way around. Judging from CS alone, there are MANY (technically and/or artistically) skillful photographers, but despite this, I don't think the professional market would be saturated anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    What happened to our bodoom !??

    Xmas coming liao ! More pics for the festive season !
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    Personal relation skills doesn't matter.
    Composition, creativity and exposure skills doesn't matter.
    We all know that ALL you need is a good camera, and that's it
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    What happened to our bodoom !??

    Xmas coming liao ! More pics for the festive season !
    ya man... he will come do a Jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle all the way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Personal relation skills doesn't matter.
    Composition, creativity and exposure skills doesn't matter.
    We all know that ALL you need is a good camera, and that's it
    And the expertise to push the exposure button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Personal relation skills doesn't matter.
    Composition, creativity and exposure skills doesn't matter.
    We all know that ALL you need is a good camera, and that's it
    "Good" is not good enough. You forgot to mention your camera must be BIG also.
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    Default Re: How to become a professional photographer

    what you need is a professional assistant
    he will set everything up for you, while you go do PR with the client
    once it is all set

    you just press the shutter

    tada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    ya man... he will come do a Jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle all the way...


    Dun give him that idea

    Later he kena deregistered for posting distasteful pronography ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post


    Dun give him that idea

    Later he kena deregistered for posting distasteful pronography ....
    if u see him post in abstract, happen to look like OOF walnut... u know liao... maybe he do the local rambutan style... depending on his actual state...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    what you need is a professional assistant
    he will set everything up for you, while you go do PR with the client
    once it is all set

    you just press the shutter

    tada
    If your PR is top-notch, you shouldn't even have to be press anything, the assistant can do that. All you need to do is to collect the fee. And if there's complaints, its not your fault and you can promise to replace the assistant. Imagine what would happen if you had pressed the shutter yourself! You may have to be replaced!
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