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Nick Groombridge Nick Groombridge Post 1 of 52
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I am looking towards a career in creative photography, but have no idea where to start. Is there anyone that could give me some advice on building a portfolio and career plan?
Octávio Diaz-Bérrio Octávio Diaz-Bérrio Post 2 of 52
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Try to become assistant first.
Dennis Dunne Dennis Dunne Post 3 of 52
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Try to get a job at a recognized studio first. It won't apy much but you will get a taste for the business and the education will be invaluable. Good Luck
Angel Pena Angel Pena Post 4 of 52
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I agree. Work for an established photographer. I did...for free ! Read all you can, watch everything and shoot at everything. You will gradually get better and better.
Tony AKa fototaker Tony AKa fototaker Post 5 of 52
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dont work in a studio!!! i know many will NOT like what i say, but this is based on MY experience now inside a (small) studio and working with studio lights. i've worked for more than 35 years OUTSIDE a studio in the beautYful backdrop that is nature, using the sun as my light. while i DO try to imimate that light inside the studio, i HATE being restricted in space, time and other things i wont go into here.

of course, this is MY opinion; i have seen the most beautYful images created inside studios...

but i prefer the open-air freedom of shooting outdoors.
Christopher Trauco Christopher Trauco Post 6 of 52
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I agree with the dude above me



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Deleted user Deleted user Post 7 of 52
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Yep - with Andy on this one - get into a studio and work for free if you have to. Learn the ropes, get some contacts, use the facilities to build up an impressive portfolio and learn from the pro's as they work and as you assist them. Its better to be in a tent p***ing out ... as they say.

Paul
Nick Groombridge Nick Groombridge Post 8 of 52
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would you suggest a degree in photography to be useful?
Charles Fowler Charles Fowler Post 9 of 52
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Learn as much as you can about Marketing yourself. Talk with good business mind individuals who have done well in their business and listen to their stories of what has worked for them... to market themselves. Keep in mind, market, market, shoot, and market.

Chas
Dida Atanasova Dida Atanasova Post 10 of 52
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hello i'm Dida i looking forword to work as a photographer coz i really love dong that, this make me feel alive!I hope somebody to like my works, they are not very good, but i'll give everything to become better in d near future!
Art Dibujar Art Dibujar Post 11 of 52
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If you want to be a professional creative photographer, then learn from a professional creative photographer any way you can. There are lots of photographers, but not all are creative! So choose wisely. I began by taking a course from a photographer with 30 years experience. His work was not just professional, but very creative and beautiful. And his advice and encouragement to me was priceless.
Liz M Liz M Post 12 of 52
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Hi i really like photography and dream of one day doing this professionaly one day, but how do you know if your good enough?
Deleted user Deleted user Post 13 of 52
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Don't take comment from friends and relatives ... they cant really be 100% honest. Show your things on here and ask for 100% honest constructive comment ... show your work to professionals, submit your images to magazines, competitions, try and sell some stuff - if people are prepared to part with hard earned cash then that is a good indicator. If I meet soemone who is a photographer I always try and get feedback on my work - get a good portfolio together, ready to show to the right people in a professional manner ...
Al Retunski Al Retunski Post 14 of 52
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to Liz M
you feel that
one day:-D



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Al Retunski Al Retunski Post 15 of 52
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to Nick Groombridge
if you really want to make a career in creative photography you know how to do this. only you have an idea in your head in which way to do this. in your owne way. private way. a way that is different from the world photo experience. stop worrying, just do shots.
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