Several weeks ago I had a discussion with a photographer about getting a designation with a national photography organization, then two weeks ago another photographer came in asking almost the same thing and again last week another photographer asked how to get a designation like Professional or Master Photographer. I thought this was funny then today while reading a news feed I see a photographer using the designation of Master Photographer so I did some research on what does all this mean – names like Professional or Master when it comes to photography.
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This is a continuation from my post about quitting photography without putting in the effort to even get started in the business.
It is a shock to me when I have someone that is a stranger walk in and ask to buy my studio. Over the years many people have wanted to buy it and one got to the point that he was ready to put money down. The conversation is usually something like….
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I still get the one big question from people that I meet, and it is the question that got me started into teaching. No it is not “How much money do you make?” or “Why are you a photographer?”. It is “If you could tell me one thing to improve my photography what would it be?” Wow what a question and not an easy one to answer. But if I have to narrow it down to one thing it would be “Get to know your camera, whatever make or type that you have, COMPLETELY!” Learn the menus, functions, features and how to adjust these without having to think about it. Once you do that you will not be stuck trying to figure out how to adjust or set your camera when you should be taking a picture. Once you do that you will be able to make adjustments on the fly without having a nervous breakdown and once you know how to do that you will get better pictures.
I hear from so many people “If only I knew I could adjust that” or “You can do that with this camera”. Don’t waste your money on new accessories till you are comfortable with the ones that you have and that starts with the camera itself.
Lesson: Take a few minutes with your camera to figure out what all the settings are. Read the manual. If you still are confused come in for a one on one course, I won’t tell anyone that you were confused 🙂