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    Default How much does a beginner photographer earn?

    Hi Senior & CSers,i am thinking of changing job.As i am still learning the arts
    of photography not sure around how much does a photographer can earn,
    maybe a rough idea so that i know what to expect.Are part-time photographers
    paid base on the numbers of project he/she get to shoot?What are the basic things
    i need to apply for a photographer post?Thanks for the advice...

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    roughly 1k per month
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    for pt photog i think they're paid hourly... from $7++ per hour depending on the company ba....
    ft beginner photog we get paid around 1.2k excl. cpf... thats during the probation period... at least for me i had a 3 month probation period...
    i guess basic you gotta know how to operate a cam
    basically rough knowledge about lighting ba... rough stuff like knowing the suitable settings for the shoot location... eg from indoors to outdoors... oh basic knowledge of photoshop is a definite must too... like color correction and stuff... cos from there on with the basic knowledge your colleagues will help you out and teach you the rest of the ropes..
    ooh but one thing to expect is... erm... iono... personally im a detest the sun person kinda girl... rofl.. so from a white hainanese i turned into a dark skinned one now... rofl... sometimes got to wake up at ungodly hours to do the shoots too depending on the project..but in the end during the shoot i really enjoyed it in the end and found it worth the time and effort seeing the clients expressions.... not sure if this little bits of info helps or not though... just my 3 cents worth...
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    yup, $7/hr and you bring your own camera and equipment. it's a great opportunity!

    i usually pass on those, though.
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    Thank sis & bros for the advice..What about portfolio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoYang View Post
    Thank sis & bros for the advice..What about portfolio?
    Its always good to have one so that your potential employer can guage your standards.
    Doesnt have to be a professional gallery.

    Even a slideshow will do to showcase some of your best works. Too much is an overkill though.

    Maybe select 20+ of the best photos - ideally spread over a variety of categories like portraiture, landscape, macro (product shoot), events etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post

    Maybe select 20+ of the best photos - ideally spread over a variety of categories like portraiture, landscape, macro (product shoot), events etc.
    I am sorry ... but I disagree on this point bro.
    If the fellow ask for an event shoot, show them your event shots photos, if the fellow ask for products shots, show them the product portfolio ... not EVERYTHING.

    Instead of impressing your client, i think it will confuse them ,...impressing upon them that you are jacks of all trades and master of none.

    It's good if you can reallly shoot a great variety of shots, but show them what they ask for.

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    personaly think are you wanting to enter this industry for money or it is a passion ?
    As the starting gone be really very hard and some photography after 3 years still cannot make it in this industry.

    I am not dis-couraging but asking you to think before entering. IF it is just pure passion noting can stop you as you are your only limtation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabianaino View Post
    I am sorry ... but I disagree on this point bro.
    If the fellow ask for an event shoot, show them your event shots photos, if the fellow ask for products shots, show them the product portfolio ... not EVERYTHING.

    Instead of impressing your client, i think it will confuse them ,...impressing upon them that you are jacks of all trades and master of none.

    It's good if you can reallly shoot a great variety of shots, but show them what they ask for.
    Oh i see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hensa View Post
    personaly think are you wanting to enter this industry for money or it is a passion ?
    As the starting gone be really very hard and some photography after 3 years still cannot make it in this industry.

    I am not dis-couraging but asking you to think before entering. IF it is just pure passion noting can stop you as you are your only limtation.

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    Thank you very much for e advice.Mmm for me is more of a interest/freelance passion.
    Heard from my friends is rather tough too as singapore is so small.Also my current job pay
    is much better than,if i got to go into photography as a beginner the pay is not so good.Singapore living standard is so high.As a freelancer i can earn more pocket $ as well as to improve on photography skills.
    拍照重要的不是尺度,而是照片帶給大家的感覺.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoYang View Post
    Thank you very much for e advice.Mmm for me is more of a interest/freelance passion.
    Heard from my friends is rather tough too as singapore is so small.Also my current job pay
    is much better than,if i got to go into photography as a beginner the pay is not so good.Singapore living standard is so high.As a freelancer i can earn more pocket $ as well as to improve on photography skills.
    Yea i agree :P instead of a full fledge photog(no offense full fledge photogs), if you don't mind i think that a part time to suit your needs is fine just like me maybe get paid for events if you have the links

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