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Photography- The Beginners guide

By Kehinde Lawal

November 19, 2021

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Photography is the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or other forms of radiant energy as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays. In other words, it is the practice or occupation of taking and printing photographs, making cine films e.t.c.

Career Opportunities in Photography

As a photographer, these are some of the job opportunities you have:

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

Freelance photographers take pictures for private clients or publications. As a freelance photographer, you can specialize in portraiture or event photography or even sell your photographs to media outlets. Though no formal education is required, earning an associate degree in photography provides you with both the creative and business skills needed for a freelance career.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

As a wedding photographer, you will be hired to capture images for weddings, including portraits and candid shots.

CAMERA OPERATOR

Photography employers often value experience over education. You can be a camera operator for large media outlets or even the film industry.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Interest- First, you must have an interest in photography.
  • Lenses
  • Memory/Film
  • Tripod
  • Books containing photographs
  • Computer and Software
  • Flash
  • Additional filters
  • Time- you will have to dedicate some time to your images beyond what is required to shoot them.

That should get you started down the right path. 

 

 

Kehinde Lawal

About the author

I'm a young Nigerian passionate about technology.

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