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  • Photojournalist

    61 36.31%
  • Wedding Photographer

    30 17.86%
  • Commercial / Ad Photographer

    38 22.62%
  • Nature! (aspiring NatGeo)

    39 23.21%
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Thread: For young photographers only: Considering a photo job?

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    Question For young photographers only: Considering a photo job?

    I was just wondering if young photographers (ie. under 21s) want to work as photojournalists, wedding photographers, commercial ad photographers or event photogs in the future. Which field are you likely to choose?

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    i'd like to be a photojournalist or nature (ng) or both

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    Default Re: For young photographers only: Considering a photo job?

    Short answer would be, no.

    But I don't mind doing small jobs after hours or on the weekends in addition to my full time work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bahibo View Post
    i'd like to be a photojournalist or nature (ng) or both
    me too!

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    Either wedding or photojournalist.

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    yes! photojournalist or event photographer.

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    Doesn't Nat Geo come under photojourn?
    how come there ain't Fine Art?haha

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    perhaps part time wedding photography.. i like the energy and mood that is associated with weddings.
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    i'll be in for ads. would love to work for the company that take shots for any automobile organization.
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    I'll do free as a newbie


    Natgeo and photojournalist.
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    When a hobby becomes a job, it longer becomes fun...

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    i think photojournalists gets killed too much compared to the other 3. my option is nature photography.

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    I would like to try wedding photography. Have done event photography to bits.
    I shoot film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurry80 View Post
    i think photojournalists gets killed too much compared to the other 3. my option is nature photography.
    no matter what, somebody will/want/has to do it. its as much as a challenge as it is a hobby and passion to those who really like it. if i have the chance, i'm willing to give it a try though.

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    Photojournalism sounds nice

    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever View Post
    Doesn't Nat Geo come under photojourn?
    how come there ain't Fine Art?haha
    Quite diff. If you get a chance, take a peek inside a Nat Geo mag. The landscapes and animals are damm impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emirates View Post
    i'll be in for ads. would love to work for the company that take shots for any automobile organization.
    anyone already in this field?
    IF

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    I will do it when I am retired.. and go for nature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unseenshadows View Post
    I would like to try wedding photography. Have done event photography to bits.
    Hi... for event photo taking.. any advices?

    1. Type of lenses used
    2. Accessories required.. flash?
    3. Assistance?
    4. Camera default setting?
    5. Others


    Thanks

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    for nature and photojournalism! natgeo ftw!
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    Default Re: For young photographers only: Considering a photo job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Hi... for event photo taking.. any advices?

    1. Type of lenses used
    2. Accessories required.. flash?
    3. Assistance?
    4. Camera default setting?
    5. Others


    Thanks
    Recently shot a 5-day long exchange programme as holiday work. My set up was as such:

    Gripped Canon EOS 400D (with two battery packs, one spare)
    EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
    EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (mainly used this lens because of its great focal length range on a 1.6x crop body)
    Canon Speedlite 430EX

    1. It all depends on what you are shooting. If you have to take indoor photos without flash, you most certainly need a lens that can do f/2.8. If it is event coverage, a lens with a good focal length range so you don't have to change lenses often.

    2. Extra batteries are a must. Flash depends on what you shoot. It's a good idea to carry one with you for a fill flash in any case. Don't forget extra AAs for the flash. And remember to charge rechargeables. And extra memory cards also.

    3. and 4. both depend on where you are going and what you're shooting.

    5. Get a comfortable camera bag. Especially if you're shooting for long hours. And wear comfortable shoes.

    Just sharing what i've learnt from my short experience.
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