Ever dream about ditching your day job and exchanging it for getting paid to travel the world and take awesome pictures? Perhaps shooting for magazines like the National Geographic? Well, as romantic as it sounds, succeeding in the travel
Becoming a Travel Photographer
Travel photographers work their butts off to get their gigs and make enough money to cover their expenses. And in a world where
Practice as much as you can and get really good at what you do. Learn your camera inside and out. You don’t have to have a fancy camera to learn to how to work with light and angles. Get to know your camera intimately while you’re still an amateur and work at getting your
2. Build Up Your Portfolio
Your portfolio is how people will be able to get to know the bulk of your work and what variety of themes you can work on. It will also provide a point of focus for anyone considering hiring you. And in the end, the more you practice, the better you’ll get and the more your portfolio will improve.
3. Get Your Photos Out There
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Make a list of every client who might be interested in your images and create a marketing plan to get your work in front of them. Magazines such as the National Geographic hire people they already know and have been following for a while.
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4. Make Sure Your Images Communicate a Compelling Story
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5. Research the various Stock
Take time to really look at the work of the industry’s top photographers. Put yourself in the photographer’s shoes and try to imagine what they were thinking when they took the shot. Notice the different components in their photos (i.e. lighting, angle, etc.) and what effects they have on the viewer.
In the end, you’ll need to be passionate about what you do.