The new year has always urged us to think of setting goals or resolutions, it has become a culture. But if you want to change something you don’t necessarily have to wait for the New year to set your goals.
In the era where smartphone cameras are par equal to some professional camera lenses, anyone can try their hands on photography. Photography is not a degree or license that set real photographers apart from people just taking photographs. Photography is a lifelong journey where you can see continual improvement if you put in the effort. The last thing photographers need is a bunch of requirements you need to fulfill to be considered a “real” photographer. It is all about finding enjoyment in your craft.
If you are wanting to up your game this year, work on some of these.
A website could be the first step if photography is your career. This is also the simplest form of establishing your identity in the competitive platform. The website is a portfolio wherein clients can easily stroll through to see your works. It makes you more accessible to people. The key is to have fun and display your work out there.
Getting a bride/groom to trust you with their wedding is attainment. Start shooting at your friend’s or an acquaintance’s wedding. It is a challenging task but eventually, you will excel at it with few techniques. For some better ideas about wedding inspirations, you can have a look at these portfolios.
If you are comfortable shooting a wedding then a destination wedding is the next level. Your work has to be good if someone is willing to pay for your travel and accommodation to shoot their wedding. The first step is having images in your portfolio at great destinations. Others will fall into place in the course of time.
If you are confident about the nuances in the photography then make some dime out of it. Upgrading your camera is more of an investment that you will not regret. In fact, upgrading your camera will get you exploring more about photography. This year pick your favourite gear and work towards investing in it.
The ultimate goal of photography is to create an image that impacts an emotional response. Your image should touch hearts and connect with people. If you are able to do that it is quite an achievement. Weddings are instances where pure emotions are running throughout the atmosphere.
Candids are the best way to capture emotions. Do an elaborate study or analysis and figure out which images cause tremendous emotions and try to implement that in your next shoots. We come in handy for a part of your research, you can start with this album.
In recent days photographers are emerging in every nook and corner and that is why it is essential for you to create your own style to differentiate yourself from others. There are certain photographers and their editing style which makes us identify their work at the very instance. This is something that takes a lot of time and practice to develop. This year pay attention to the images you like and work on enhancing them to impose your style.
When it comes to photography the goals are interminable. But we at Smiley Media have curated these goals as a kick-start to this year. Keep growing your skills to accomplish higher goals.
– Written by P’enthusiasts