The photography industry has been growing at a high gradual rate, and in the next few years, I’m positive the numbers of photographers will be alarming. As a photographer, I know the difficulties that can arise, especially if it’s more of a career than a hobby. As much as there are a variety of photography gigs ranging from photoshoots, weddings, and birthday parties, due to the high population of photographers in Birmingham, it can be difficult find a task on a daily basis.
How to make it in the industry
As a newbie in the industry, not unless you have connections, it can be devastating finding a photography job. However, it doesn’t mean you still can’t be in hot pursuit for your dreams. Here are a few tips on how you can make it in the Birmingham photography industry:
Learn that photography is an art: every piece, building, and flower among other things tell a story. So in all your pictures, make sure that they are not just plain pictures, but have a message to tell.
Know your equipment: How can you call yourself a Birmingham photographer, yet you don’t know how to put your equipment into use?
Join contests and competitions: They are perfect opportunities to showcase your work. The better your pictures are, the higher the chances of landing a good real job.
Make use of social media: Let the world see what great work you do. In case of criticism, don’t take it with a bad heart, instead, taking as a lesson to better your work.
Offer services to your community: Your home is the first place you can sell your work. Let them see that you really know what you are up to and you may just earn yourself a chance to work with the best in the industry.