How To Build Your Career As A Professional Photographer

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Starting out as a professional photographer is an exciting feat. As a stock media library, we have seen many of our contributors start off as “hobbyists” and eventually decided to venture into photography as a full-time career. It may seem as easy as a click and snap, but in fact, becoming a well respected shutterbug is not easy as you need to develop yourself and your business in this competitive industry.

Not to worry! With dedication, time and the proper knowledge, it is definitely possible to make ends meet with a camera. To help you along your journey as an aspiring photographer, UK-based wedding photographer Robert Sail has graciously compiled some important points into this infographic. Here are some of the highlights to consider:

Which category are you most passionate in?

123rf how to become a photographerAfter choosing your specialization, here are ways to hone your skills

123rf how to become a photographer

additional skillsOnce you are confident with your skills, it’s time to build your portfolio

123rf how to become a photographerYou’re all set for your money-making endeavor!

123rf how to become a photographer

Click here for the full infographic.

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Hope this is helpful for you! Let us know what you think or what you would like to read on our blog. Good luck!



  1. Khaled Omer

    I viewed the whole infographic and I find it very good. This kind of post are useful and practical. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Malynda Ragita N

    This post is very attractive and useful. I liked it,this give me new knowledge. Thank you so much for sharing

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  3. kumar gaurab das

    I just love any kind of photography(wild life,landscape,macro,travel etc) except people photography.
    I have dslr 7D mark ii camera with 18-135 stm lens and tripod also

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      Anna Yo

      Hi Kumar,

      Thanks for sharing!People photography is indeed an acquired taste, but do sign up as a contributor (if you are not already) and we would love to see your shots!

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