Recommendations for beginners from professional photographers

19 Sentyabr 2021 Məqalalələr

This article will be useful for both amateur and professional photographers.

When you are just starting your career as a photographer, it is necessary to do a lot of

research, listen to the advice of the best photographers, and look at examples. Each of these

contributes to the formation of certain ideas. Photography is a fairly broad field, and

specialisation in various branches of this sector has already increased. Photographers who used

to take wedding, food and nature photos at the same time are now being replaced by

photographers who specialize in one or more areas. Emerging new trends, important issues in the

development and study of technology also require specialization. Now the whole task is to do the

job in a quality and correct way.

You want to be a photographer, but you don't know where to start, or you have certain

issues that remain obscure. In that case, the best course of action would be to seek professional


So what do photographers specializing in different fields recommend?

"Determine what you care about, find your visual voice, and be confident in creating a

great business."

Ed Kashi, who visited Azerbaijan in 2013, showed documentaries about the daily lives of

people who were forced to flee their homes as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and

have been living as IDPs for 20 years as part of the Unfulfilled Dreams project. Here you can see

photos from the exhibition "Unfulfilled Dreams: Azerbaijani Refugees".

Ed Kashi


"Success starts with a simple principle, experience the creative process with more than

99% of all other photographers on the planet."

Joel Grims

Commercial photographer

"Creating and telling an original story can be the biggest goal in life and can have a

positive impact on the lives of others - it's the greatest advantage of being a photographer."

Joel Santos

Travel photographer

"My advice to anyone who is new to photography is not to try to have the latest and best

equipment. Yes, having the right tools for the job can help you in your work or projects, but it is

more important to have a creative vision. Using online platforms like YouTube to watch behind-

the-scenes scenes or live broadcasts can help you a lot. Don't get tired of working for your goal

and desire. ”

Matt Thomas

Fitness photographer

“I am often asked how I am a wildlife photographer. I think wildlife photography is

incredibly different from other genres. Everything happens unexpectedly here, you can get lucky

and get the shot you want, but you have to spend a lot of time planning, studying the subject and

reading about animal behavior. Sometimes before I take a photo, I spend hours watching and

researching animals to find out what they like to eat, when they are most active, and what

habitats they prefer. You also need to be very good at using the tools you will use during the

shooting. It can be a useful experience for you to take pictures of seagulls and ducks that people

are used to before taking wildlife photos. ”

Luke Massey

Wildlife photographer

"Find out what interests you the most, what images catch your attention, and what your

natural inclinations are. This is the first step to defining your natural style. Whatever you want,

start applying! The more you train, the better you will be. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, we

learn from our mistakes. Sometimes an unplanned pleasant coincidence can end in a surprising


Another tip is to learn how to build a business in parallel with your creative efforts. If you

want to start a business, you have to know how to do it. ”

Fiona Kelly

Wedding photographer

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