Photography as a Career?

United States
March 5, 2008 11:49am CST
Lately I have been becoming more involved with my photography, noticing the beauty in everyday life. My question is; if you are a photographer (paid) did you take classes to become a photographer? Did you buy the best equipment or practice with the worst? Do you make decent money with your career or is it just for fun as a side job? Currently I only have a 7.2 megapixel point and shoot. I generally set it on the lower quality settings and try to take high quality pictures with low quality settings. I am most definitely imrpoving my work. My dream is to have a Canon SLR camera, if only I had the money to buy one!
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
14 Mar 08
try and register for most of these online sites for a trial and each time you sbmit pictures try to make sure you submit better quality each time ,this will make you an authority in that area and you will become sort after,then you can then charge more for your pictures
• United States
12 Mar 08
Many photographers make lots of money. You just have to find your niche and style. I live in a large city where there are plenty of photographers and studios. However, I decided to start my own business in February. I have only had 2 sessions so far but both families ordered prints. I did take lessons and practiced for 12 years before deciding to pro. You do not need expensive equipment to hone your skills and talent. The expensive equipment comes in time when your skills warrent. HTH