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Some basic guidelines on how to become a Professional Photographer in Singapore

By 2020-02-14March 6th, 2022No Comments

Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world and it is well known as the ‘lion city’ or ‘Garden city for its many beautiful parks and tree-lined streets and ranked 11th place in the beautiful cities in the world. Nearly 50 percent of the island is green space that has a lot to offer when it comes to quality of life and individual growth. Singapore is an attractive destination spot for tourists globally. Singapore is unique in its way with quaint alleys ways to vibrant nightlife and bustling streets which make amazing backgrounds for lively photos. Singapore is always a unique photo spot. With technology expanding very rapidly than ever before, every products or service, or companies need to represent in visual content. Quality photos are a great source of promoting and approaching a larger audience through various digital channels. With this increasing trend for digitalization, the need for professional photographers continues to increase and creating career opportunities in photography.

Here are some guidelines to become a professional Photographer in Singapore

  1. Professional photography can be a good choice for a career if you have striven for creativity and have some entrepreneurial skills. Just like before starting any business, set your goal and think about which skills you need to improve, which specialty to choose, and so on.
  2. Attend photography talks, exhibitions and read photography articles, where you get to see and know about other talented photographers at these events. You may get a chance to learn any ideas from them or you can take inspiration from them.
  3. Professional photography is one of the few fields where structured training is not a prerequisite. You can self-learn, practice, and improve skills but, it is always an asset if you have a professional photography certification from top photography schools or institutions. Most of the Mnc’s are into the e-commerce business and they are looking for a professional photographer with a good educational background.
  4. Pick up your style of photography and concentrate more on style which makes you feel happy and enjoyable. You can choose from many variations of photography such as baby photography, weddings, fashion, art photography, product photoshoots, documentary, and so on.
  5. You need the proper equipment to capture good and high-quality images but, don’t keep purchasing all the fancy photography gadgets. Purchase a good DSLR camera to get started as a professional photographer and make sure you buy the right set of equipment based on your choice of photography style.
  6. As a famous saying ‘practice makes the man perfect, practice daily and sharpen your skills and keep experimenting with the different styles and trends in photography.
  7. Build your photography portfolio as it acts as a tool for becoming a successful professional photographer. Showcase the best work in your portfolio. Through the portfolio, you can impress the viewers and help in getting potential customers.
  8. Set pricing for your service and mention timing details and do not undercut the price too much low to win the projects.
  9. Start marketing your photography business through various digital channels and local listings to get new clients.

Keeping in view the above-mentioned points you can decide and plan accordingly to make a career in photography.

 

 

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