There are youngins, practiced and seasoned photographers. You’re somewhere in that mix. There comes a time when you might want move up a level. From n00b to amaeture, or amauture to professional. So what does this process consist of?
It can actually be captured in one simple phrase, “Never pass up an opportunity.” What exactly are these opportunities? As with most careers, there is a rather tedious flight plan to follow, but today we’ll focus on just one piece of it.
A great way to get noticed, is by using proximity, photographing things that relate to the people around you. The second component of getting noticed, is by being unusual. Sunsets are beautiful, but they aren’t unusual. I see at least 10 a week on my Facebook feed. Do something different. Unusual.
Don’t be hesitant to bring your camera where ever you go. For example, if you’re headed to a Rockies game, and you arent sitting in the 3rd level, bring your camera. Headed to the zoo? Bring your camera. Headed to a parade, a concert, a birthday, an open house, a ribbon cutting ceremony? Bring your camera.
Don’t be shy, but also be courteous to those around you. Here’s a list of some key points to follow.
Now onto the list of things not to do.
In summary, bring your camera. Find something unusual. Your portfolio can consist of whatever you want it to, but it helps if your subject matter is relative and interesting.