photography as a job


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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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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".

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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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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".

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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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